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Understand How to Buy Foreclosures Prior to Deciding to Invest

Interested in investing in a foreclosed real estate? Be sure to start with a good grasp of applicable state laws and guidelines. To begin with, a home has a chance of going into foreclosure when the ..
(January 13, 2009)
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Go Green - Revise Your Lifestyle and Improve the Environment

Eco-friendly homes are a factor a quality environment and save owners money. By reducing energy consumption, energy bills become reduced and fewer harmful gasses are released into the earth's ..
(January 15, 2009)
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The Difference Between Foreclosure Homes and Short Sale Homes

Statistically, foreclosures and short sales have engulfed the housing market as homeowners earnestly look for ways to assuage their own financial hardships. As jobs are lost and hours are curbed, ..
(December 12, 2008)
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Collect Paperwork Before You Purchase a Home

There is nothing quite as exciting as buying a new home. For many buyers, it will be the largest investment of your life. Still, there is also no refuting the fact that purchasing a home is a ..
(November 07, 2008)
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Understand What a Foreclosure is Before You Start

Foreclosure real estate can be a great alternative if you are on a really tight budget or want to get an fantastic deal. However, before you obligate yourself to a foreclosed property, you want to ..
(October 21, 2008)
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Weigh Your Landscaping Alternatives of Gravel and Grass

If you want to update the way your home looks, a great place to start is in your yard. You can improve your home's curb appeal by fixing up the yard, and it can make your enjoyment of the property ..
(September 16, 2008)
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First-Time Home Buyer? First, Find Yourself a Good Team

For most people, the first home that you purchase is your biggest and most important investment. Many first time home buyers have not learned how the home buying process works. Here are some pointers .
(September 09, 2008)
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Can Your Carbon Footprint Be Reduced? What Steps Can You Take ..

Help Reduce Your Home's Thirst for Energy Becoming more environmentally astute and reducing our reliance on dwindling fossil fuels is the responsibility of all of us, young and old. In almost every ..
(September 12, 2008)
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Have Fun Outdoors in Dallas-Fort Worth

Dallas/Fort Worth has wonderful weather, so it was made for outdoor activities. Though the summers can be sticky and hot, the weather is not as severe as Louisiana or even the Northeast, so Dallas ..
(August 27, 2008)
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Phoenix Condo and Loft Owners Avoid the Hassles of Home ..

The newest trend to hit the real estate market in the Valley of the Sun is the move to dwell in urban lofts. Whereas lofts have been a common for years in the eastern region of the country, the first .
(August 14, 2008)
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Factors in Buying a Second Home

Purchasing a second home or ‘vacation’ home is very much like buying your primary residence. As far as lending goes, you will supply the exact same documentation as your primary home ..
(August 18, 2008)
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Home Buyers Use Escrow For a Secure Transaction

What is escrow? Escrow is an arrangement between a seller and buyer in which a third party will hold money or documents, then dispense them according to instructions on which both parties have ..
(August 14, 2008)
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What Home Buyers Should Know About Offers

Down Payment and Financing are a Part of the Offer You will want to base your offer on the contingency that you can get financing for the purchase of the home. As part of your offer, you inform the ..
(June 16, 2008)
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What is Title Insurance?

Why does your bank require title insurance? Even though the property has been appraised and the buyer and seller have gone through many hoops to sell the property, there could be problems with the ..
(June 16, 2008)
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Is an Adjustable Rate Mortgage Right For You?

Home buyers will find it less problematic to qualify for an adjustable rate mortgage over a fixed-rate mortgage. Adjustable rate mortgages (ARMs), also known as variable rate mortgages or floating ..
(June 16, 2008)
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Buy Homes by Short Sale

Recently, many people bought houses with no money down. They went for homes that were at the top end or even a little more than what they pre-qualified for. Then their financial situation changed ..
(June 16, 2008)
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Choose the Location of Your New Home Wisely

This is the most important decision of the home buying process after determining your budget. In order to choose the right location, you have to determine what your most important lifestyle factors ..
(June 17, 2008)
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Buying a Home is an Emotional Decision

It has been said that buyers are irrational beings. Buyers think that they make their decisions through a reasonable weighing of the facts. However, research shows that they actually buy from their ..
(June 17, 2008)
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Should I Buy a Home With a Swimming Pool?

Home buyers fall into one of three categories regarding swimming pools. Some will not consider a home without a pool. Those who do not want a pool and those that are ambivalent about having their own .
(June 17, 2008)
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New Home Buyers Need to Plan For Closing Fees

First-time buyers are sometimes surprised by the many fees at closing. A good realtor will inform their client that they will pay about two and a half percent of the price of the home for closing ..
(June 18, 2008)
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Searching For a Good Mortgage

Even though the current housing market is unstable, the interest rates are still very low, so finding a great mortgage is likely with a little research. However, there are many variables, so finding ..
(June 18, 2008)
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Rent to Own Homes Or the Lease Purchase Option

Rent-to-Own is an Alternative to Traditional Home Buying The current real estate market is lending itself to rent-to-own home sales. Why are many prospective home buyers considering this option? ..
(June 18, 2008)
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Veterans Qualify For VA Loans

Banks and other private mortgage companies make a special type of home loan a portion of which is guaranteed by the Veterans Administration (VA) to veterans of the US Armed Services. This guarantee ..
(June 11, 2008)
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Chandler - a Great Place to Relocate in Phoenix - Arizona

Chandler is in a great location near the many freeways connecting us to the metro Phoenix area. Chandler provides easy access to the 101, the I-10, and the 202, which connects to rest of the Valley ..
(June 03, 2008)
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