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How to Get The Best Mortgage Rate and Lender

How to Get the Best Mortgage Rate

Over the last 12 months, mortgage rates have been at historic lows. A mortgage can be daunting since you will be incurring a lot of debt, however, it is going towards something that will help you build wealth, a home. In this article, we are going over simple steps that anyone can take to getting a great mortgage rate.

There is speculation that rates will soon begin to go back up as inflationary fear starts to creep back in. For now, the question we want to address is how to get the best mortgage rates. There are numerous options and strategies out there. Read on a bit further to learn all of the details.

Do the Math

The first thing you want to do is to figure out the math involved with your

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Tax Breaks for Homeowners

10 Tax Breaks When You Own A Home Infographic

This article is for informational purposes only. If you're seeking tax advice please consult with a tax advisor.

When you decided to own a home as opposed to renting one, you were getting started on the road to creating an investment. To assist homeowners such as yourself with the strain caused by paying high mortgages, the US government has created numerous tax deductions specifically designed to lower the payments you’ll have to make during tax season. Now that you qualify for them, your next step should be to learn as much about them as possible.

We’re sure that up until recently, you’ve probably only been claiming standard deductions on your taxes. Now that you’re a homeowner, you’ll learn to itemize the extra

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Living in Durham, NC

Find out why 70+ people are Moving to the area Daily 

Moving to Durham, NC 2017 - Reasons to Love Living in Durham, NC. Raleigh Realty - Infographic

For anyone moving to the Durham, NC or considering the move, you'll want to be sure to read this article first! At the bottom of this article, you can search the available homes for sale in Durham as well (you won't believe how affordable they are!)

12 reasons you should expect to love living in Durham!

Durham, NC - Duke University Blue Devils BasketballThe People you Meet

Easily one of my favorite parts about Durham is the great people you meet in the city. With a population above 260,000, Durham is a mid-sized city with a great deal of personality and character.

The backbone of Durham is Duke University, one of the best colleges in the country. The University and students make the city something special. If

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Moving to Chapel Hill, NC

Chapel Hill has stood since 1871 and grown into a city with a great deal to offer to any who may be looking for a new place to call home. Some have called Chapel Hill the “southern part of heaven,” and many who have spent time there would wholeheartedly agree. Home to a number of museums and historical sites, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as well as a growing economy and a diverse population, this established college town has more to offer than one might believe at first glance. Moving to Chapel Hill, NC is more than just a change in scenery, it's a different way of life. 

A College Town 

TChapel Hill, NC Well Tower at University of North Carolinahe University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is one of the oldest public universities in the country, and its student body of more than

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Reasons to Buy a Home in 2017

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One of the best investments one can make is buying a home, especially at a young age. This gives your money time to go to work for you vs. paying rent to build someone else's equity. 

If you're paying rent in 2016, here are a few reasons to buy a home in 2017.

One of the best ways to build wealth is to leverage, time. Albert Einstein calls compounding the most powerful force in the Universe. 

If someone offers you a choice between taking 1 million dollars this very instant or a single penny that doubles in value every day for 31 days, which would you choose? The million dollars right? What if you take the doubling penny....

On day 5 you have 16 cents, and that one million is looking a lot like the better

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6 Reasons to use an Agent in Every Transaction

6 Reasons to NEVER Buy or Sell without a Real Estate Agent

Buying and selling homes should be fun... sometimes it turns into a roller coaster ride that you didn't sign up for

When you're buying and selling real estate by yourself, and without a Realtor, you probably feel like you're doing an excellent job. Chances are you're using all the information at your fingertips whether that means searching homes for sale online or putting that for sale by owner sign in your yard! Either way, you are 100% committed to saving on the commissions you would normally have to pay to a realtor. Even when a Realtor will save you more money, than you'll save by not paying commissions.

Did you know the founder of forsalebyowner.com uses a Realtor? Oh, and the founders of

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