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What to do When Your Home Appraisal Comes in Low

What to do When Your Home Appraisal Comes in Low 1

Imagine you’ve been saving money for the down payment on your first home. You and your significant other have been watching the listings like anxious hawks. Your real estate agent has begrudgingly put up with showing you house after house after house for months on end. Then you find the one. It’s beautiful. It has the … Read more

How to Lower Your Property Taxes

How to Lower Your Property Taxes 11

Home prices have been in decline since the housing bubble burst several years ago. Yet the tax assessed values of homes hasn’t moved as drastically. The truth is if you’ve been living in your home for a significant amount of time and your neighborhood or city has been hit hard with tanking real estate values, … Read more

Is a Home Warranty a Smart Home Expense?

Is a Home Warranty a Smart Home Expense? 20

With the housing market in the United States leaning in favor of the buyers, sellers are offering a variety of incentives to sell their homes. One popular incentive is a home warranty. Having a home warranty offered to you is definitely a positive. When one is not offered, you will need to consider whether a … Read more

8 Reasons Why You Should Not Buy a Home

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Despite the housing market still being in shambles after the housing boom and bust this decade, many people are drawn to home ownership as part of the American dream. While owning a home has a lot of great benefits, it isn’t all sunshine and roses. There are many significant reasons you shouldn’t buy a home. … Read more