How Long Does It Take to Close on a House_

How Long Does It Take to Close on a House?

Once you have found a house you want to buy, it’s natural to want to close on a house as soon as possible. But be prepared for how long it really takes. Fully closing on a house is a process…
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Should I Buy a Model Home?

Model homes! They beckon alluringly, full of pricey upgrades and every conceivable bell and whistle. They are designed to sell a given development or specific builder’s homes by making them look good. Should you buy a model home, though? There…
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Real Estate and Cryptocurrency_ What's the Deal_

Real Estate and Cryptocurrency: What’s the Deal?

Cryptocurrencies, the most famous of which is Bitcoin, are the subject of varying reactions. Some have invested in it heavily and heralded it as the future of financial transactions. Others have warned against it, citing its volatility. Despite these concerns,…
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Tax Deductions Real Estate Investors Earn

Tax Deductions Real Estate Investors Earn

If you're like me, you may have always wondered, "What's the allure of investing in real estate?" Many landlords have to deal with a variety of tenants on the spectrum from perfect to destructive. However, the allure of part-time income…
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Four Situations Where You Should Turn Your Home into an Investment Property Instead of Selling

Four Situations Where You Should Turn Your Home into an Investment Property Instead of Selling

When it comes time to sell your home and move into another, should you always sell? There are some situations where the smarter move might be to rent it out rather than sell it. But, as with every financial decision,…
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Home Buying Advice From Your Parents That You Can Ignore

When it comes to major life decisions, it’s often good to know that generations before you have gone through the same thing. Buying a home, getting married, paying taxes and deciding on a career — chances are, you can get…
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How to Find Out Who Owns Your Apartment

How to Find Out Who Owns Your Apartment

Sometimes, you want to find out who owns your apartment, or maybe an apartment in your neighborhood. Maybe the property management company isn’t taking care of it, and you want to contact the property owner as a renter or someone…
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Best Small Towns to Live In

Best Small Towns to Live In

Small towns often get a bad reputation — they’re too far from anything to want to actually live there, and you end up having to drive hours just to see a movie or go shopping. In spite of the possible…
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The Passive House: Sustainable, Comfortable, Affordable

Hey readers! Enjoy this article by David Guion of Sustaining Our World. "Passive house" refers to a concept of building houses––or any other buildings, actually––so that they don't need a traditional furnace or air conditioner. Passive building design controls the basic structure,…
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The Rise of the Modular Home

The Rise of the Modular Home

Part of the American dream is to buy your own home at some point in your life. It’s what everyone knows is the next step after renting an apartment or home, so a lot of people feel social pressure when…
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