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Homestead Exemption Definition

What Is the Homestead Exemption – Definition, Tax & Legal Treatment

Actually living off the grid is rare, but millions of American homeowners can truly call themselves homesteaders. That's because the Federal Government - and most state governments too...
Rejected House Buying Offer

4 Reasons Why Your Offer on a House Was Rejected

"Stressful" is the best word to describe buying a house. It involves, among other tasks, the process of improving your credit score, securing financing,...
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Should You Buy a Home If You Have Bad Credit? –...

Prospective homebuyers with bad credit face a difficult choice: homeownership comes with plenty of perks but it also has drawbacks. If your credit is less than perfect, should you consider buying a home — and could it actually help you get your finances back on track? Learn more here.
Sell Home Using Craiglist

Using Craigslist To Sell Your Home

You have heard me talk about the use of craigslist for selling your home, and I would be a hypocrite if I didn't try...
Sellers Home Fha Mortgage Eligibility Requirements

How Sellers Can Make Their Homes Eligible for an FHA Mortgage

If you're preparing your home for sale, you are surely focused on making it as attractive as possible to potential buyers. Making small repairs,...
House Key Chain Keys Real Estate Buying Home

7 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying Turnkey Rental Properties for Investment

For all their ease, turnkey properties come with their own pitfalls. Here’s what you need to know before investing in a turnkey property to make the process smooth and your profits strong.
Mortgage Loan Self Employed

How to Get a Mortgage Loan If You’re Self-Employed With Fluctuating...

Even with tighter regulations on property financing, folks with "normal" income from an employer can be approved for a home mortgage loan fairly easily....
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9 Types of Real Estate Investments Compared

Interested in investing in real estate but feeling overwhelmed about where to begin? Any new investment is intimidating at first when you're still struggling to...
Experience During House Bust

My Friend’s Experience With Buying A House During The Housing Bust

Recently, I asked my friend who recently bought a house just outside of Atlanta, to share her experience with buying a house as a...
Appeal Home Property Tax Assessment

How to Appeal the Property Tax Assessment On Your Home

With the housing market having taken a serious hit in the recent past, I am sure you all know that home values have been...
Home Buying Tips

8 Home Buying Tips to Learn from HGTV’s “House Hunters”

If there's one show that I chain-watch the most, it's "House Hunters." Seeing hopeful would-be homeowners search for the property of their dreams gets...
How Host Successful Open House

How to Host a Successful Open House

So, you've decided to sell your home by owner instead of hiring a realtor, which can be a smart financial move; according to FSBO,...