Real Estate

3 Rights Renters Should Know to Maintain Privacy and Recoup Costs

February 26, 2014
For Rent

Renters assume they are subject to every statute that property owners set forth because units are privately-owned. However, state mandates require landlords to be respectful of tenants and their needs. Rent installments are designed to cover all living costs – including a sense of general wellbeing– and landlords should consider the comfort of the tenant […]

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Real Estate “Crowdlending” – A Better Way For Property Loans

January 8, 2014
Crowdlending

Credit markets are continually evolving.  The peer-to-peer lending businesses like LendingClub and Prosper, which sprang up to better service certain consumer credit markets, showed that profitable financial sub-markets (like credit card re-finance) still exist. Real estate credit markets offer a familiar appeal to individuals whose house is often their largest single asset.  Even when mortgages […]

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Why Review HOA Documents Prior to Purchase?

January 1, 2014
Review HOA Documents

When purchasing a property within a homeowners association (HOA), home buyers have the option of buying and reviewing the relevant HOA documents for $400 to $1,000. After calculating the costs of homeownership — including down payments, future mortgage payments, insurance, taxes and other home-related costs — buyers sometimes decline to purchase the HOA documents to […]

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Reasons for Refinancing a Home in 2014

December 27, 2013
Refinancing a Home

A home is one of the most significant purchases that anyone can make during their lives. Potential homeowners may borrow from private lenders, local banks, or online financial institutions to finance their home purchase. Mortgages are serious, long term commitments for borrowers, which can last over periods of 15 to 30 years. Using a loan to […]

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Finding the Best Mortgage Interest Rates: Learn Your Financial Terms

December 20, 2013
Mortgage Interest Rates

You almost have to be a psychic to be able to accurately predict when the perfect time is to refinance your mortgage so that you can get the best mortgage interest rates. Therefore, if you can find a great deal that ends up saving you money in the long term, you should go or it. […]

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Selling a Home During the Holidays: Tips for the Motivated Seller

December 16, 2013
Selling home during the holidays

Bake cookies, wrap presents and sell a house. As part of your holiday to-do list, selling a house looks out of place, but real estate inventory is traditionally low during the holidays. This gives the motivated seller an advantage that they simply can’t match during any other time of the year. Online Shopping Between visiting […]

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Housing Benefit: A Landlord’s Guide

October 3, 2013
Housing Benefit

It’s a tricky situation for both tenants and landlords: renting private housing and paying with housing benefit (in the United States this is known as Section 8 housing benefits). For tenants, it can be a struggle to find private accommodation that accepts housing benefit claimants. For landlords, they could find themselves out of pocket if […]

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