How to Get Multiple Offers on Your House



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As we all know, real estate is all about location. The location of your property has a big effect on how many offers you receive and if you receive any offers at all. If you invested in a house on a busy intersection, next to a freeway on ramp, or on a four lane main […]

Real Estate in the Spring Warms



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As the flowers bloom and temperatures become milder, so does the real estate market and most experts expect it to be an active one this spring, summer, and fall. Nation-wide, housing prices rose 5.7 percent in January, year over year. Some say that is a sustainable rate of appreciation. However, the Department of Labor’s Consumer […]

Top 10 Income Tax Deductions for Primary Residences



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Tax deductions for homeowners remain largely unchanged for the 2014 tax year. However, Congress does make changes from year to year, so make sure you are aware of the current tax laws. Disclaimer: This is only general information about tax law. If you have questions or unusual circumstances, you need to seek out the advice […]

Foreclosure Activity in the US Hits Lowest Level Since 2006



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A recent report from RealtyTrac® shows foreclosure filings, which includes default notices, bank repossessions and scheduled auctions were reported on 101,938 properties in the US in February. The article in RisMedia points out this figure has declined by 4% since January and is 9% lower than a year earlier. These latest figures show foreclosure activity […]

Memphis Mortgages The Good, Bad, and Ugly Part 1



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Mortgages in Memphis are not a simple subject. There are many more options than most people consider. Should you take out a mortgage requiring the lowest down payment or keep savings to pay a higher down payment to gain the advantage of a lower interest rate? If you already have a mortgage, is it smarter […]

Spring Cleaning A Home Tradition



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Spring cleaning is more or less an annual American tradition. Besides cleaning the windows to let the spring sunshine in, think about cleaning out unused furniture, appliances, and old clothing to make more space in your home. Another Person’s Treasure As people say, one person’s trash is another person’s treasure. Why not turn that old […]

Essential Tips For First Time Home Buyers



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When buying a home for the first time, most buyers often find themselves at the mercy of the process. Real estate and lending professionals are there to help you accomplish your goal of finding and financing your new home, but they are not there to give you personalized advice to help insure that you make […]

Legally Avoid Paying Tens Of Thousands On Your Home Loan



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The best kept secret in the housing industry is just how easy it can be to shave years off your home mortgage loan and save tens of thousands of dollars in the process. Mortgage lenders don’t want you to know this, because it takes money out of their pocket, but the fact is that there […]

The Real Estate Market Looks Solid



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Most indicators for the residential real estate market look solid as we begin 2015. Don’t expect as much growth as we saw in 2013 and 2014 but the market has mostly recovered and will continue to expand at a healthy pace. The year of the Millennials. The market has been waiting for the Millenial generation […]

8 Things American Homeowners Want



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The Demand Institute recently polled more than 10,000 households — both renters and home owners — across income levels to find their top unfulfilled housing needs and desires.