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How Much Does it Cost to Buy a House? Know This Beforehand

How much does it cost to buy a house? The short answer is it often isn't cheap. The downpayment is commonly the most substantial amount of what you’re paying when you buy a house. But, there are a number of other fees you will need to pay as well. These are either one...
Top 10 Best Neighborhoods in Denver

Top 10 Best Neighborhoods in Denver

Whether you're thinking of moving to Denver, Colorado, already live in Denver but are looking for a better lay of the land, or a native trying to make sense of what’s been going on the last 5 years, we’ve got a real estate guide for you.  As with any up and coming...

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How Long Should You Own a House Before Selling?

How Long Should You Own a House Before Selling?

Buying a home is often the biggest purchase of a person's life. Thus, it's no surprise that homeowners choose to stay put in their houses for a fairly long time. According to Zillow, the average home buyer stays in their house for 13 years. However there are always...

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The Best Time to Sell a House in North Carolina

The Best Time to Sell a House in North Carolina

The best time to sell a house in North Carolina depends on a variety of factors. These range from current market trends and the type of home you have, to your personal situation and financial position. Your real estate agent’s listing strategy can also play a role in...

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How Soon After Bankruptcy Can I Buy a House?

How Soon After Bankruptcy Can I Buy a House?

Being bankrupt is scary. And Americans have all been afraid of it since we played Monopoly as kids. But it doesn’t need to be scary. In reality, at least 800,000 Americans file for bankruptcy every year. And undoubtedly many of those people are good, hard-working...

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5 Reasons Why You Should Invest in Real Estate

5 Reasons Why You Should Invest in Real Estate

Investing in real estate is a great move financially. When done correctly, the benefits range from passive income and tax advantages, to portfolio diversification and more. Have you found yourself wondering, “why invest in real estate”? This guide details 5 reasons...

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Remodel, Restoration, Renovation: What's the Difference?

Remodel, Restoration, Renovation: What's the Difference?

So you’re thinking about changing up your house. Are you remodeling, restoring, or renovating? How do you know which term applies to your project? Each word is used interchangeably by contractors, even though remodel, restoration, and renovation have very...

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How Long Does An Appraisal Take? What You Should Know

How Long Does An Appraisal Take? What You Should Know

A residential appraisal is an unbiased estimate of the true (or fair market) value of what a home is worth, in the current real estate market. Buyers typically need a mortgage loan to afford a home. As a result, a mortgage lender will order an appraisal to ensure that...

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What credit score do I need to buy a house?

What credit score do I need to buy a house?

Your credit score can have a major impact on your ability to buy a house and the types of loans that are best for you. Not to mention how big your down payment needs to be, and how much interest you will need to pay. For first time buyers, knowing how much house you...

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What Is a 1031 Exchange: How Do You Use It?

What Is a 1031 Exchange: How Do You Use It?

No, it’s not a vague mailing address - wait, it actually might be. But in real estate, a 1031 exchange is a swap of one investment property for another. It allows the deferring of capital gains and depreciation recapture taxes.  What is a 1031 Exchange? The term gets...

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Seattle Housing Market: November 2021

Seattle Housing Market: November 2021

Typically, the real estate market experiences a lull as colder weather sets in and many look forward to being home for the holidays. We didn’t experience this cool down last year, as COVID-19 set in and disrupted the real estate market’s usual seasonal trends. So, as...

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Raleigh Housing Market: November 2021

Raleigh Housing Market: November 2021

Typically, the real estate market experiences a lull as colder weather sets in and many look forward to being home for the holidays. We didn’t experience this cool down last year, as COVID-19 set in and disrupted the real estate market’s usual seasonal trends. So, as...

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Phoenix Housing Market: November 2021

Phoenix Housing Market: November 2021

Typically, the real estate market experiences a lull as colder weather sets in and many look forward to being home for the holidays. We didn’t experience this cool down last year, as COVID-19 set in and disrupted the real estate market’s usual seasonal trends. So, as...

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Denver Housing Market: November 2021

Denver Housing Market: November 2021

Typically, the real estate market experiences a lull as colder weather sets in and many look forward to being home for the holidays. We didn’t experience this cool down last year, as COVID-19 set in and disrupted the real estate market’s usual seasonal trends. So, as...

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Charleston Housing Market: November 2021

Charleston Housing Market: November 2021

Typically, the real estate market experiences a lull as colder weather sets in and many look forward to being home for the holidays. We didn’t experience this cool down last year, as COVID-19 set in and disrupted the real estate market’s usual seasonal trends. So, as...

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Atlanta Housing Market: November

Atlanta Housing Market: November

Typically, the real estate market experiences a lull as colder weather sets in and many look forward to being home for the holidays. We didn’t experience this cool down last year, as COVID-19 set in and disrupted the real estate market’s usual seasonal trends. So, as...

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Tips for Buying a House After a Divorce

Tips for Buying a House After a Divorce

Going through a divorce is considered one of the most stressful experiences a person can have. Post divorce, you might be ready to move on with your life and put the past behind you. Sometimes this can include purchasing your next home. However, when considering a big...

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How Much Is My House Worth? A Complete Guide

How Much Is My House Worth? A Complete Guide

In recent months, the housing market has seen dramatic increases in home values across the country. Many sellers have chosen to take advantage of the increased equity that came with higher home prices. As a homeowner, you may have found yourself asking more than once...

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How to Reset Your Home’s Days On Market

How to Reset Your Home’s Days On Market

Days on market refers to the number of days a home is active on the market before it enters a pending status. A home in pending status means that there has been an official contract that is accepted by the seller.  One of the conditions buyers look at when...

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Capital Gains Tax on Real Estate: Start Here

Capital Gains Tax on Real Estate: Start Here

Becoming a homeowner is a huge accomplishment, and a solid investment. When you purchase a home, your first thought likely isn’t about the price you’ll get for it when you sell someday. Instead, you’re probably thinking of improvements you want to make, or how to...

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What are iBuyers in real estate?

What are iBuyers in real estate?

iBuyers are a new category of real estate company that purchases homes directly from homeowners. The term iBuyer is short for “instant buyer” because they use automated valuation models (AVMs) to generate offers faster than typical buyers.  Although iBuyers offer...

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How to Get Pre-Approved to Buy a House

How to Get Pre-Approved to Buy a House

So you’ve decided to buy a house. Congratulations: You are now on your way toward purchasing a home. The first step is understanding how you get pre-approved to buy a house. Being pre-approved for a mortgage is not the same thing as being prequalified. Pre-qualified...

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What Is Property Tax?

What Is Property Tax?

If you're a potential home buyer, you've probably estimated a mortgage payment. One of the items that makes up your monthly mortgage payment is property tax. In this article we cover what it is and how to determine your property tax.  What is it? Quite simply,...

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Atlanta Housing Market: October 2021

Atlanta Housing Market: October 2021

As temperatures begin to cool across the country, many markets are also starting to see signs of the real estate market shifting. While we continue to see a strong sellers market, taking a closer look at days on the market and number of showings per listing shows...

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Charleston Housing Market: October 2021

Charleston Housing Market: October 2021

As temperatures begin to cool across the country, many markets are also starting to see signs of the real estate market shifting. While we continue to see a strong sellers market, taking a closer look at days on the market and number of showings per listing shows...

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