April 2016

There are 4 blog entries for April 2016.

This post will discuss the merits of including foreclosures in the home search process and cover the particulars of identifying good foreclosure opportunities.

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While buying a foreclosure might be a bit morally taxing (you feel bad for those who have lost their home), it might be your best option for entering the market and buying a home. There are a few pitfalls to buying a foreclosure, but you should definitely include them in your search when buying a home.

Merits and pitfalls of foreclosures

If a home is selling as a foreclosure, you may have a very motivated seller and you have the possibility of getting the home

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This seasonally relevant post will offer up a few savvy ideas and suggestions for homeowners who are currently looking to reinvest their tax returns into home renovations and improvements.

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With the deadline for taxes looming, many of us are getting tax windfalls and aren’t sure what to do with them. Sure, you can blow the new-found cash on frivolous purchases like vacations or a new wardrobe, but wouldn’t it be better to spend it investing in your home? Investing in your home can actually make you more money, by increasing the home’s value, as well as making it more functional and beautiful for you. It is a win-win. There are five areas of your

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This post will cover the refinancing process and provide the reader with tips and guidelines regarding the best ways to secure a favorable refinancing deal.

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Refinancing your mortgage is not a decision to be taken into lightly. It can be a long process with added costs that could cost you more in the long run. With proper research, you can make an informed decision to decide if refinancing is right for you based on your assets, debts and other factors. There are a few questions you need to ask yourself.

What am I worth?

First, find out what sort of equity you have in your home. You’ll need to get a current appraisal to know what your home is now worth. Don’t just

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Before you host an open house, there are five important items on your to-do list that you’ll need to check off if you want potential buyers to become actual buyers. Your Florida home needs to be inviting, clean and give buyers a feeling that this could be their home.

Clean & Declutter

Not to be obvious, but a house will not get what it is worth if it is not clean. When cleaning, think of the things you might not clean on a regular basis, but that will make a huge impact on the overall look. Items like your baseboards and trim, window screens and your front door might not look that dirty, but once they are cleaned, you’ll see the wow factor appear. De-cluttering by removing at least half of the stuff sitting on countertops, shelves and on top of

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