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Why Real Estate Investing Makes (Dollars and) Sense

Tried-and-true tactics that can be used to increase your income, pay off debt … even fund your retirement!
Posted by Cindy Dunnican on October 10, 2017 in  Affordability  buying a home  Financing  Home Ownership  Investors  Mortgage Loans  Real Estate Investing
Turn on the television or scroll through Facebook, and chances are you’ll see at least one advertisement for a group or “guru” who promises to teach you how to “get rich quick” through real estate investing. The truth is, much of what they’re selling are high-risk tactics that aren’t a good fit for the average investor. However, there is a way to make steady, predictable, low-risk income through real estate investing. In this blog post, we’ll examine the tried-and-tru... read more
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The Best and Worst Flooring Materials for Family & Pets

Is it possible to have children, pets, and beautiful flooring? The answer is yes.
Posted by Cindy Dunnican on October 03, 2017 in  Affordability  Buyers  buying a home  Decorating your home  Home Design  Housing Trends  New Construction
Guest by By Katy Caballeros Is it possible to have children, pets, and beautiful flooring? Yes—but you’ve got spills, muddy feet and the occasional pet “accident” working against you. You just want to find flooring material that meets your needs, like: Durability – The floors should be able to withstand untrimmed dog nails, kneading cats, and sippy cup spills. Easy to clean – In a house full of kids and pets, messes are going to happen. What’s important is th... read more
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How to Choose the Most Important Features in a Home

Determining exactly what to look for is often the most difficult part of the home search.
Posted by Cindy Dunnican on July 31, 2017 in  Affordability  Buyers  buying a home  Decorating your home  Home Design  Housing Trends  New Construction
Determining exactly what to look for is often the most difficult part of the home search. Learn how to focus on the most important features and ignore the rest.Buying a home can be a long process. Approaching it correctly from the beginning can save a great deal of time and effort later and help improve your chances of finding the right home for you. Make a List of the Most Important Aspects You Want in a Home Determining exactly what to look for is often the most difficult part of the home search. Homes come in ... read more
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7 Reasons Buying Beats Renting

Discover the advantages home buyers have in today’s market that renters are missing out on.
Posted by Cindy Dunnican on July 28, 2017 in  Affordability  Buyers  buying a home  Financing  Mortgage Loans
In most parts of the country, home buying is better than renting. Discover the advantages home buyers have in today’s market that renters are missing out on. BY: ALEXANDRA FILIACI Why Buying a Home is Better than Renting Conventional wisdom used to state that buying a home is always a great investment. But after the housing crisis, many people who saw their equity sliced in half began questioning this logic. That’s unfortunate. In most parts of the U.S., home buying is still a better decision than... read more
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Real Home Value Calculator: Assessed Value vs Market Value

Whether you’re a current homeowner thinking of selling or a house-hunter, it’s crucial you know what factors affect home values.
Posted by Cindy Dunnican on July 28, 2017 in  Affordability  Sellers  Selling a Home
Understanding a home’s true market value is about more than pictures, software assessments and price-per-square-foot. Whether you’re a current homeowner thinking of selling or are house-hunting, it’s crucial you understand what factors affect home valuation. By partnering with a local market expert, sellers will avoid pricing their house out of the market (the kiss of death in real estate) and buyers will ensure they get a good deal on their next home. So, how do you accurately calculate a home&r... read more
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