Real Estate Tips

5 Reasons Why It’s Important To Work With A Realtor When House Hunting

Buying a home can be one of the largest financial decisions you’ll make (as well as emotional). It is understandable to consider representing yourself when you start the house hunting (or selling) process to save some money. However, going solo may not be best way to go and could end up being more costly than …

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Why 5 Percent Mortgage Rates Are Not A Threat

Mortgage rates are on the rise. Could that derail sales? According to First American’s Potential Home Sales model, even if the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rose to 5 percent, the impact on the housing market would be modest.   Many economists are predicting that the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage will average 5 percent by the end of …

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Inside Scoop on Taxes and Homeownership

There are many different deductions you can have on your taxes thanks to being a homeowner, but you’ll want to be careful that you’re understanding them correctly. Here are some of the tax benefits of being a homeowner and things to watch out for with each one.    Energy-Efficient  Benefit: Making energy-efficient upgrades can count as …

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