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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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How to Know When NOT to Buy a Fixer-Upper 

When NOT to Buy a Fixer-Upper Home

Do you see past the flaws of a “fixer upper” and imagine what is possible? Do you get that giddy feeling knowing you can turn a home's imperfections into something beautiful?

Home improvement certainly means something different to each of us. Some people like the idea of tearing down a house to its foundation and starting over. Some folks just want to spend a few weekends pounding nails and painting.

Nine out of 10 home buyers today use the internet as their primary source of research for properties, lenders, real estate agents, you name it. It’s never been this fast and easy to buy a home.

Not only is housing hunting faster, you can make it less risky, too. Whether you want to fix the general

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How to Buy a Home When You're Engaged (Before Marriage)

Are you considering buying a house during your engagement? You’re not alone. Many couples believe that a home purchase should take place before marriage.

One in four couples between the ages of 18 and 34 bought a house together before the wedding.

Understanding the home buying process is important, and equally, as important is understanding how to buy a house prior to the wedding! 

Common Home Buying Questions When You’re Engaged

  • What are the differences?
  • How do you take title?
  • Legal Implications?
  • What happens after we are Married?

How to Buy a Home During an Engagement

A home, and a diamond ring, two of the larger purchases you will make in your lifetime. You’re going to spend a lot of time searching for both, and

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ACID Test or Liquidity Ratio: How it Applies to Your Mortgage Approval

What is the Acid Test (Liquidity Ratio) in a Mortgage Approval?

Buying a home can be both exciting and nerve-racking. If it’s your first time, you are probably overwhelmed. Before you buy a home, you’ll want to know the steps involved, money saving strategies, and the mistakes to avoid for first time home buyers.

One of the biggest reasons first time home buyers are unable to buy the home they want is because they are unable to qualify for a mortgage. You should spend equal time and effort on improving your mortgage qualifications as you do on finding a great home.

Before you begin the home buying process, you’ll want to learn about everything a mortgage lender and bank will want to see, in order for you to qualify for a home

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Snapchat Vs. Facebook Live Real Estate Lead Generation

Snapchat is not going to make you consistent money as a Real Estate Agent. Facebook Live is.

Let’s dive into the data:

Why Real Estate Agents Should Ignore Snapchat

Any Realtor who is focusing on Snapchat right now should stop and turn their focus to Facebook.

The average age of a homeowner is 55 years old says a report published by NAR (the National Association of Realtors).

Only 2% of the audience on Snapchat is 55 or older.

This means the average homeowner is not on Snapchat.

60% of the audience on snapchat is under the age of 24. For Americans under 25, homeownership is around 21.5 percent.

When you consider the audience on Snapchat, it’s a big reason to ignore the social media network altogether.

Growing a Following on

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Questions to Ask: Choosing a Real Estate Agent to Buy or Sell a Home

Choosing a Real Estate Agent to Buy and Sell a Home

How do you know which Real Estate Agent to hire? 

You won't until you begin interviewing. 

One of the first things we tell our clients: "Today we are going to learn more about our ability to work together. Should you choose a different Real Estate Agent to represent you, we will not be offended, just let us know." 

It's important for consumers to understand that the Real Estate Agent will likely be interviewing them as well.

Without further ado, let's dive in on the questions to ask:

Is Real Estate a Full-Time Job For you?

The first questions you should ask a Real Estate Agent is if they work full-time. If the answer is 'no' that is a red-flag and typically is

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Divorce is not easy. It’s an emotional and stressful time for everyone involved. We are here to help.

Did you know that selling your home during divorce can potentially save you money on capital gains tax as long as you sell while you're still legally married?

You're eligible for an exclusion up to $500,000 while legally married. Once you divorce that exclusion drops to $250,000. You can read more about tax strategy below.

Let's get one thing straight before we dive into this article.... Just because you're going through a divorce does not mean you have to sell your house, even if you want to sell, you should seek expert advice to find out if it's a good time to sell, the market shifts fast.

In this article we are going to answer some of the

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Green Homes; The Future of New Construction Houses!

With each passing year, builder’s are getting better and better with the quality of homes they produce. One of these new, and efficient building techniques revolve around the importance of energy, water, and building materials conservation.

The amount of wasted energy, water, and materials from homes built in the past are costing American homeowners a lot of extra dough each month.

Besides the lack of efficiency in homes built in the past, the air quality and filtration systems have had a serious need for improvement.

Today, builders are focused on constructing new homes that meet a new standard of clean, healthy, and efficient, they are called Green Homes.

What are Green Homes?

Green homes are homes that are built to maximize the

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