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Should You Ever Pay Cash When Buying Home?

            Recently, Time Magazine asked a great question should you pay cash for your home? With interest rates as low as they are, paying cash should not be on first your list of financial priorities. Saving for retirement, building adequate emergency savings. 1. You’ll Miss Out on Tax Advantages During the first […]

The Importance of Good Credit

 recently wrote an article on how important it is to maintain good credit. Here are some tips: It’s easy to fall in love with the idea of buying a home. You’ve got it all planned out: a five-bedroom home in your favorite neighborhood with a manicured lawn and—why not?—a nice […]

Saving For a Down Payment On a Home In Just 2 Years

Recently, Realty Times ran a great article on how to save for a home down payment. In today’s market, you usually need up to 10 percent of a home’s purchase price for a down payment. This means a $250,000 home could require $25,000 down plus closing costs. If you saved $1,040 a month for the […]

So you Wanna Sell Your Home?

Answer: Pretty it up according           Once you’ve made repairs, chosen a Realtor®, and decided on an asking price, your home is almost ready for market—but first, how about a little primping and polishing? Or maybe a lot of primping and polishing. After all, you want your home to make a […]

Red Flags for Home Buying

Sellers don’t always disclose the whole truth to potential homebuyers, especially if they’re eager to sell (or “motivated” in real estate lingo). But you can’t afford to get a professional inspection of every house you tour. So before you spring for the pro, narrow down your choices by doing your own pre-inspection to spot potential […]