Buying

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 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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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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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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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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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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Denver Housing Market: October 2021

Denver 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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Phoenix Housing Market: October 2021

Phoenix 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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Raleigh Housing Market: October 2021

Raleigh 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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Seattle Housing Market: October 2021

Seattle 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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St. Louis Housing Market: October 2021

St. Louis 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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The Biden First Time Homebuyer Tax Credit: How It Works

The Biden First Time Homebuyer Tax Credit: How It Works

Biden first time homebuyer tax credit Buying your first home is an exciting prospect, and a great investment in this housing market. But, it can also be stressful and overwhelming as you try to understand your finances and qualify for a mortgage. This is where Biden’s...

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A Complete Guide to Buying a House While Selling Yours 

A Complete Guide to Buying a House While Selling Yours 

Did you know buying a house is considered one of the top three most stressful events you’ll face in your life? When buying a house while selling yours things can get complicated quickly. You need to time each closing date, and understand if you can pay two mortgages,...

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House Hunting Checklist

House Hunting Checklist

People are moving every single day, and all for various reasons.  You may be a first-time homebuyer, or a seasoned veteran when it comes to buying and selling homes. Either way, one thing that’s certain is you have some sort of criteria that you’re looking for in...

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St. Louis Housing Market: September 2021

St. Louis Housing Market: September 2021

Summer, much like spring, saw a strong sellers market. Many are wondering if this will continue to be the case even as students return to school this fall. Ultimately, real estate across the country continues to see a highly competitive seller's market with limited...

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Charleston Housing Market: September 2021

Charleston Housing Market: September 2021

Summer, much like spring, saw a strong sellers market. Many are wondering if this will continue to be the case even as students return to school this fall. Ultimately, real estate across the country continues to see a highly competitive seller's market with limited...

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Atlanta Housing Market: September 2021

Atlanta Housing Market: September 2021

Summer, much like spring, saw a strong sellers market. Many are wondering if this will continue to be the case even as students return to school this fall. Ultimately, real estate across the country continues to see a highly competitive seller's market with limited...

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Buying Land

Buying Land

You can always buy a new house, but you can’t always buy land. Once it’s sold and developed, that’s it. But based on your needs, and your family’s needs, is buying land a smart decision? The short answer: it depends. When buying land to hold as an investment, there’s...

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How to Flip a House: A Beginner’s Guide

How to Flip a House: A Beginner’s Guide

Have you been watching too much HGTV lately? A side effect of this might be a strong desire to learn how to flip a house. Or maybe you’ve been searching for a way to break into real estate for awhile now, and flipping homes seems like the right investment strategy for...

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