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  • Is Your Mortgage Interest Rate Too High? Top Reasons To Refinance

    If you purchased your home when your credit score wasn't perfect and when interest rates weren't at your lowest, it may be time to refinance. If you have never considered refinancing but you want to save money on your mortgage, now is a great time. There are many things to consider when you refinance your mortgage, and you don't have to refinance with the original lender you got your mortgage through.
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  • How To Avoid Being Duped Into Rental Fraud

    Rental fraud is a problem that occurs when scammers rent out houses and apartments to people when they really do not own the rental properties themselves. If this problem happens to you, it could cause you to lose money, time, and peace in your life. Here are some tips that will help you avoid being scammed like this if you are looking for a place to rent. Common Red Flags To Know About
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  • 3 Reasons To Allow Your Tenants To Pay Their Rent Online

    In the past, most landlords went around and collected rent from their tenants. Times have changed a lot since then, and nowadays, many tenants send in checks or money orders or pay in other ways. Many landlords are now using online rent collection services as well, which allow tenants to pay their rent online. If you haven't yet thought about implementing this option, you should consider the benefits of doing so. 1. Provide Fewer Opportunities for Excuses
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  • Self-Managed Homeowner's Associations: Key Pitfalls

    If you are a member of a homeowner's association, or HOA, then it might be tempting to have the association managed by the homeowners themselves. The owners already have to deal with the expense of monthly HOA fees and saving money by not hiring a professional management company is appealing. Self management, however, is not always wise. This article takes a look at some of the most significant problems involved.   Expertise   One of the main problems with having a HOA managed by a group of volunteer owners is the lack of expertise in critical areas.
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  • 3 Tips For Choosing Your Independent Living Facility

    Have you decided that the time is right to move into an independent living facility? While moving out of your home may be difficult, you'll likely appreciate all of the convenience and benefits that an independent living facility can offer. You'll have a built-in community with the facility's other residents. You also may get meal service, transportation, and organized group outings. Further, you'll eliminate many of the costs and maintenance requirements that come with home ownership.
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  • Questions You Should Never Answer From Home Buyers

    When you're selling your house, you probably have a million thoughts in your head about what you want from the transaction. Maybe you're thinking, "I want to sell my home fast!" You may be wanting to click with a buyer to encourage the purchase of your home, so you engage in small talk. That's fine, but make sure you set boundaries and decide in advance which questions you won't answer. These are the main questions you should avoid and things to keep mum about, no matter how much you like the person who's considering the purchase of your property.
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  • 4 Amenities To Ask For Instead Of Negotiating For Lower Rent

    While it is possible to negotiate a lower rent with your landlord before you move in or when you are renewing your lease, many U.S. rental markets are saturated, making it unlikely that your landlord will bend on their asking price. After all, if they can easily find qualified renters to rent to who are willing to pay the amount that they are asking, they have little reason to lower their asking price for you.
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  • Superficial Problems With A Home For Sale You Should Try To See Past

    If you are on the market for a new home, you might think that you have a pretty clear cut list of deal breakers. There might be outdated areas of homes for sale that will scare off a lot of potential buyers, but aren't actually too hard to fix. Here are four superficial problems in homes for sale that your real estate agent would recommend trying to see past. 1. Popcorn Ceilings
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  • Understanding The Various Types Of Mortgage Loans Before You Shop For A House

    Buying a home can be an exciting experience. However, when you are not sure about which type of home loan would be the best fit for your budget, the home buying experience can also be confusing. Taking the time to learn more about what home loans are about and which one would suit your budget is important before visiting lenders and shopping for houses. Consider How You Want To Pay Interest
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  • Adding On To Your Estate Country Horse Ranch: Three Uses For Those Extra Acres You Just Bought

    When you own an estate country horse ranch, there is always room for improvement and additions. Discovering that neighboring parcels of land are for sale is akin to striking gold in a mine because you know there is so much you could do with the extra acreage. If you purchased the extra parcels adjacent to your ranch, but you are having a difficult time deciding what to do with the extra land, here are some ideas.
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