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  • America Still Considers Real Estate the Best

    35% of respondents, in a recent annual Gallup poll that dates back to 2002, identified real estate as the best long-term investment option compared to 27% who identified stocks. The top choices included real…more

  • Determining Property Type

    The Internal Revenue Service considers four different types of real estate. Specific types of properties have benefits based on their classification. The determination does not depend on the property itself as much as it…more

  • Get Leverage Working for You

    Leverage is an investment term that describes the use of borrowed funds to control an asset; sometimes referred to as using other people’s money. Borrowed funds can affect the investment in your home positively….more

  • Delay Will Usually Cost More

    Two things can happen when the mortgage rates go up before you’ve found a home or locked-in your mortgage. You’ll either pay the current mortgage rate which means a higher payment, or you’ll have…more

  • Measuring Square Footage

    Square footage is commonly used to determine if a home will fit a buyer’s needs. The price per square foot can be used to compare the costs of different homes and even, determine the…more

  • Checking for Water Leaks

    Aside from standing water in your yard or water running out from under a sink, the first indication that you might have a water leak comes from a larger than normal water bill. Before…more

  • Checking for Water Leaks

    Aside from standing water in your yard or water running out from under a sink, the first indication that you might have a water leak comes from a larger than normal water bill. Before…more

  • Building Equity

    Owning a home is the first step to building equity. Tenants build equity but not for themselves; they build it for the owners. Equity is the difference in the value of the home and…more

  • Taxes and the Homeowner

    Whether you’re an owner now or expect to be one in the future, it is important to be familiar with the federal tax laws that affect homeownership. Since personal income tax was enacted in…more

  • Show Them You’re Serious

    June and July are the busiest home sale months of the year. When inventory is in short supply and you may be competing with other offers, it is important to show the seller you’re…more