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Tax Breaks for First Time Home Buyers

What exactly is tax deductible when buying a house for the first time?
Posted by Natalie Arnold on April 16, 2018 in No Category
Buying a home can sound like an intimidating undertaking if you’ve never done it before. The thought of relocating and the sheer level of financial investment gives many people anxiety. Luckily, the government wants to make the process easier and less scary, with a range of tax breaks for first time home buyers. To get the most out of your purchase, don’t settle for the standard deductions and write-offs. Instead, make sure you take advantage of the many tax breaks available to you. So, what exact... read more
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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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2375 Falls View - Just Listed in The Shores

Stunning 4 Bedroom 4.5 Bath Home - A Must See!
Posted by Cindy Dunnican on September 06, 2017 in  Buyers  buying a home  Homes For Sale Rockwall TX  Rockwall Texas  The Shores Rockwall
2375 Falls View DR, Rockwall, TX 750874 Beds   4/1 Baths   0.17 AC Lot Size Listing ID: 13685146   Offered at $350,000 Executive Drees Home in The Shores...Stunning Inside & Out! Gorgeous two-story entry with recessed art niches & a dramatic stairway. The versatile formal living area opens to a large formal dining with a pass-through into the casu... read more
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Stages of Buying a Home

Find out what you can expect during the home buying process and learn all the stages of buying a home.
Posted by Cindy Dunnican on August 28, 2017 in  Buyers  buying a home
It may be a goal you have had since childhood. Perhaps, you have rented for most of your adult life and now want to experience the joys and satisfaction of home ownership. Buying a home is a big step and requires a lot of important decisions along the way. With some advanced planning and research, you can be sure your home purchase is something you feel good about for many years ahead. Here are the basic steps that lead you to a successful transaction. Understanding What You Can AffordThis is different from qualif... read more
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