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What Credit Score Do You Need to Buy a House?

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For many, buying a home is still considered an important part of the American Dream. Even following the real estate crash, many still want to purchase homes. The idea of “owning” a residence still exerts a strong pull for many. However, few people actually have the resources to pay for a house with cash. Most … Read moreWhat Credit Score Do You Need to Buy a House?

When to Hire a Property Management Company

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One of the decisions that a homeowner might be faced with when moving is this: sell the home, or rent it out? Even if you aren’t facing that decision, you might be interested in getting started in owning an investment property so that you can develop a regular source of income. In either case, you … Read moreWhen to Hire a Property Management Company

Should You Finance Your Rental Property Purchase or Pay Cash?

I am currently in the process of buying a rental property and one of the questions that came up was: is it better to buy a rental house with cash, or is it better to take out a mortgage? Personally, I always believe that it is better to borrow, especially in this low interest rates … Read moreShould You Finance Your Rental Property Purchase or Pay Cash?

The Cost of Buying and Selling a Home

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When it comes to the costs of homeownership, most of us tend to focus on monthly payment and the size of the needed down payment. Sometimes, the cost of repairs and maintenance will come into the discussion as well, but there’s another cost that seldom enters the picture: transaction costs. We do think about transaction … Read moreThe Cost of Buying and Selling a Home

Cleaning Out: The “Have I Used This in 12 Months?” Philosophy

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Clutter seems to just… happen, doesn’t it? One day your home is new, you’ve just moved in. Everything is perfect. You unpack your belongings, put everything just so, and ta-da! Your home is decorated, organized, and great. You turn around a week later and can’t find anything. And the closets are bursting at the seams. How did … Read moreCleaning Out: The “Have I Used This in 12 Months?” Philosophy