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Would You Live in a Renovated Church Home? – 3 Important...

Imagine walking through your front door into a room the size of a cathedral. Tall, gorgeously designed stained glass windows allow endless rays of...
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How to Stop & Avoid Foreclosure on Your Home

In 2017, more than 676,500 American homes went into foreclosure, according to Attom Data Solutions. That's roughly 1 out of every 200 homes in the...
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Construction Costs of Building a New House – Contracts & Fees

Before my family began the process of having our home built, I learned that we should expect to go at least 10% to 20%...
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8 Issues with Buying Rental Property and Becoming a Landlord

Do you dream of owning property? Perhaps multiple investment properties from which to earn a monthly stream of income? Ah, the life... But before you...
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How to Break an Apartment Lease Agreement Without Penalty

Breaking my apartment lease wasn't the worst financial decision I ever made, but it was definitely one of the scariest. Why? Because, legally speaking,...
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What Is a Piggyback 80-10-10 Mortgage – Pros & Cons

A piggyback mortgage is exactly what it sounds like - one mortgage on top of another. This set of two mortgages was commonly used...
Mortgage Reit Definition

What Is a Mortgage REIT (mREIT) – Definition, Risks & Suitability

Publicly traded REITs (real estate investment trusts) have attracted growing investor interest lately, thanks to their high dividends. While a large cap stock rarely...
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Help with Landlord Tenant Security Deposits – Laws for Refunds &...

Ah, the joys of moving to a new rental apartment or house! Not only do you have to get packed up and move, but...
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5 Ways to Improve Your Credit Score After a Foreclosure

Foreclosure rates more than quadrupled from 2005 to 2010 as the subprime mortgage crisis affected every neighborhood, suburb, and urban area in America. In...
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How to Sell Your House by Owner – Without a Realtor

Do you really need a real estate agent's help to sell your home? Maybe not, according to a 2007 paper by the National Bureau...
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How to Deal With Bad Tenants – 13 Problems Landlords Face

Tenant problems plague landlords every day. However, reducing rent to maintain good tenants and evicting problem tenants may not be the best courses of action. While...
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4 Important Questions to Ask Yourself When Buying a House

Without a doubt, spring and summer is the busiest home buying season of the year. And with housing prices still falling in most parts...