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Posted on 04/11/2021
Perform a Comprehensive Vacation Home Search
Finding the right vacation house is rarely simple. Dozens of quality vacation residences are available in cities and towns nationwide. Yet if you make even a single mistake during your search for the ideal vacation residence, you risk making a poor property buying decision. As you get set to begin a search for a vacation home, there are many...
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Posted on 04/04/2021
Green Improvements Homeowners Should Make
Photo by rawpixel via Pixabay Did you know buyers are willing to pay nearly 3.5 percent more for a home that features green or high-performance features? And while that may not sound like a lot, it factors out to be a whopping $8,750 for every $250,000. The key to getting the most for your green upgrades, however, lies...
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Posted on 03/29/2021
Video Tour - 1011 Twin Pine Drive, St Louis, MO 63131
2 bed 1 bath ranch in desirable neighborhood Let your imagination run wild! Rehabbers dream! Great location, fantastic street, level lot suitable for construction if that's your...
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Posted on 03/29/2021
1011 Twin Pine Drive, St Louis, MO 63131 is now new to the market!
2 bed 1 bath ranch in desirable neighborhood Let your imagination run wild! Rehabbers dream! Great location, fantastic street, level lot suitable for construction if that's your...
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Posted on 03/28/2021
Create a One-of-a-Kind Bathroom Vanity
Photo by Zbysiu Rodak on Unsplash Antiques can bring a unique feel and vibe to almost any decor. But what happens when your antique piece doesn't exactly work in the room it was designed for? If that is the case, it may be time to upcycle it for use in a different room. Below you will find out...
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Posted on 03/21/2021
The Advantages of a New Construction Home
Image by Mote Oo Education from Pixabay Buying new construction makes the most sense for some home buyers. Instead of choosing a home that already exists, they're taking the opportunity to start from scratch. Whether you buy a new home that was built with your input or not, there are some serious advantages to choosing this route. We'll...
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Posted on 03/14/2021
Should You Rent from a Property Manager or Property Owner?
Image by Peggy und Marco Lachmann-Anke from Pixabay When inquiring about renting a home or condominium, you may not immediately be aware if the property is being self-managed by the owner or by a property manager or management firm that the owner has hired. There are some benefits and downsides to each. You should first ask who and...
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Posted on 03/07/2021
Adding Efficiency to an Older Home
Photo by Vivint Solar from Pexels When your pocketbook determines you can’t afford a new, energy-efficient home, you can still satisfy your preferences by upgrading an older house. Try these options for improving energy efficiency in your home. Apply for the FHA’s Energy-Efficient Mortgage program. With an EEM, you can finance an already energy-efficient home or use funds...
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Posted on 02/28/2021
Types of "Subject-to" Real Estate Investments
Image by Nattanan Kanchanaprat from Pixabay If you're looking for "subject-to" real estate, you know it can be a good investment. This kind of real estate is purchased "subject-to" the existing mortgage. So the buyer owns the property, but the mortgage stays in the seller's name. Payments are made by the buyer, but it's not necessary for that...
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Posted on 02/21/2021
What Is the Cost of Buying a Home?
Before you embark on a search for your dream house, it helps to know what to expect during the homebuying journey. If you understand the true cost of purchasing a home, you can map out your property buying strategy accordingly. Now, let's take a look at three factors that may impact how much you spend to acquire your ideal...
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Posted on 02/14/2021
Is Your Home Worth More Than You Originally Paid for It?
If you intend to list your residence in the near future, you might believe your house is worth more than you originally paid for it. However, there are many factors that impact a house's value, and these factors include: 1. The Current State of the Real Estate Market The housing market can vary from city to city, town to...
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Posted on 02/07/2021
Can You Sell Your Home in One Day?
How a home seller approaches the real estate market may dictate his or her success. For example, if a seller allocates time and resources to learn about the property selling journey, he or she may be able to plan ahead and sell a house in a single day. On the other hand, a seller who fails to showcase his...
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