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What is a Step-Up in Basis?

Nov 21, 2019

Here’s one of the most important tax concepts for inherited property.

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How to Get Down Payment Assistance When Buying a Home

Nov 20, 2019

There are thousands of down payment assistance programs available to homebuyers. Learn how to get down payment assistance when buying a home and how down payment assistance programs work.

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How to Use House Comps When Selling or Shopping For a Home

Nov 20, 2019

House comps can be a tremendous asset when you're in the market to buy or sell a home.

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Real Estate Market

5 Ways to Lower Your Housing Costs

Nov 20, 2019

Spend less and save more -- without having to move!

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Real Estate Financing

Investment Property Down Payments: How Much Will You Need?

Nov 20, 2019

Here's how much you'll need to have available to buy the investment property you want.

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Real Estate Financing

Your Guide to Financing Condos

Nov 20, 2019

There are some differences you'll need to be aware of before you head to the bank.

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Real Estate Basics

What Is Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)?

Nov 20, 2019

It’s important to understand how private mortgage insurance (PMI) works before buying a home. Learn what it is and how it may affect you when getting a conventional home loan.

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Real Estate Investing

8 Common Challenges to Flipping a House

Nov 20, 2019

Home flipping can be a viable investment strategy, but it’s not without challenges. Overcome these eight to flip a house profitably.

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Real Estate Basics

What Is a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA)?

Nov 20, 2019

See why a comparative market analysis can be a helpful way to value a property.

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Real Estate Basics

How to Choose a Home Appraiser and The Best Time To Do It

Nov 20, 2019

Before hiring someone for your home appraisal, take a look at when you would want to use an independent home appraiser and how to hire one.

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Real Estate Investing

How Crowdfunding Has Changed the Game for Real Estate Investing

Nov 20, 2019

The rise of crowdsourced real estate funding has completely changed the game for the real estate industry, allowing more people to become investors than ever before.