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What Should I Consider Most When Buying A Home This Year?

There are two times when it is best to buy a home. When you have to buy one and when you can afford to buy one. In general, owning a home is better than renting one because you are building up equity for yourself, instead of throwing your money away by helping the landlord buy the property with your rent money. Best- And Worst-Case Scenario Planning Be prepared for owning a home, especially if this will be your first time as a homebuyer. There is a natural tendency to stretch finances to the breaking point when wanting to own a…
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Coping With Relationships During The Moving Process

Heading to a new place can be an exciting time; however, this is going to have an impact on someone's relationships with family members and friends. The idea of relocation can be stressful for these emotional attachments. This can cause some hesitation as individuals and families adjust to living in a new place. These are a few tips that everyone should keep in mind. Keep In Touch Of course, one of the most important tips for coping with the move is to keep in touch. This doesn't mean that these relationships need to die. Simply arrange ways to talk with…
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The Risks And The Rewards Of Buying Homes In An ‘As-Is’ Condition

When considering buying a home in an "as-is" condition, the buyer takes all the risk of anything needed to bring the property back up to current building codes and make it ready for occupation or re-sale. There can be bargains in as-is properties if you know how to hunt for one.  How To Find As-Is Bargain Properties To find these properties, look for those that sell at auction for tax liens or other reasons for governmental asset-seizure. The might be distressed as-is properties that are foreclosures, short-sales, or estate sales. A popular home-flipping strategy is to buy an as-is property at…
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How To Create A Home-Buying Partnership

Many want to have a home, yet find it difficult to afford one by themselves. Some people are forming home-buying partnerships to buy a home and live in it together. Here are some considerations for those interested in forming a home-buying partnership. A home-buying partnership is a legal and personal relationship that is similar to having a permanent roommate. It has the feeling of being married to the other person in a legal way, not in a romantic way. Like any business partnership, there are advantages and disadvantages. Advantages Of A Home-Buying Partnership Buying a home is easier when sharing…
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