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Loans: Why Long-Term Makes More Sense

~If you lock into a 30-year fixed-rate loan now, rates are going to be as low as you will probably see if your lifetime. ~A mortgage keeps your assests diversified and its important to not have a disproportionate amount of your net worth tied up in your home. ~The tax break is more beneficial.  Someone […]

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February Home Maintenance Checklist

This month, homeowners can do some simple things to help them stay organized and save money on their home.  Most of the monthly home maintenance items are easy to do and homeowners only need to be reminded to do them. Here are some monthly February reminders for homeowners: In kitchen, bathrooms and basements, check faucets […]

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What Is Everyone’s Role In The Home-Buying Market?

What is the purpose having so many people involved in buying a home? See why each role is essential for us to buy a home: Loan Officer: A loan officer will help you analyze all of your income, assets and credit in order to guide your budget with the best economical strategy while also considering the […]

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Should Young Families Buy A Home in 2012?

The majority of young adults from 25 – 35 live with their parents today and are being advised by their parents to  buy their own home. Some parents want their children to take advantage of the low rates and to start building their long-term investments. Below are the top 4 reasons why they would want […]

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Dr. Ken H. Johnson on Homeowner’s Wealth

Dr. Johnson is a well-known scholar (Florida International University) with numerous publications in real estate brokerage, transactional real estate, and real estate investment as well as the editor to the “Journal of Housing Research”. Today we will show his Buy vs. Rent graph on how much rent is actually preferred to over buying. The red line […]

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Advice from Chris Thornberg & John R. Talbott: It’s Time To Buy A Home!

Two economic experts, John R. Talbott and Chris Thornberg, have been giving us the go ahead to buy a home in 2012. We mentioned John R. Talbott in a previous blog post, John R. Talbott’s Prediction: “Now is the time to buy!” and now Chris Thornberg is rooting along for home buyers. In Jeff Collins’ recent […]

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Advice from Warren Buffet: Invest In The Best Opportunity Of A Lifetime

Today we would like to mention Warren Buffet and his advice on investing in a home. In the Omaha World Herald, Steve Jordan wrote about one woman who is from Arizon and in her mid 30’s who has received and acted on Buffet’s advice. The woman said that she was thinking it was a good […]

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Neighborhood Homebuyer Magnets

Location is everything when you are buying a home.  According to a recent survey by the National Association of Realtors, homebuyers said that the quality of a neighborhood was the biggest factor in determining where they would live and buy a home in a given area. Affordability and convenience were also cited as the next […]

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Finding The Best Loan Officer

When people decide to take out a loan and want to use a loan officer, they are being sold on three points: price, product and service. Since most loan officers provide almost always the same products and at the same price, what is the best way for a borrower to find the best loan officer? […]

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John R. Talbott’s Prediction: “It is now time to buy a home”

Today we will highlight the real estate advice of bestselling author and economic consultant, John R. Talbott.  Having made many publications providing predictions and analysis of the housing market, Talbott is a reliable source. He accurately warned America that a “real estate bubble” was forming when prices severely increased in 2003 in his book,  The Coming […]

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