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Monthly Archives: March 2019

    To-Do List for Better Homeowners

    By Carla Higgins | March 26, 2019

    Checklists work because they contain the important things that need to be done. They provide a reminder about things we know and realize but may have slipped our minds as well as inform us about things we didn’t consider. Periodic attention to these areas can protect the investment in your home. Change HVAC filters regularly. … Continue reading To-Do List for Better Homeowners → Read More

    Reasons Rental Homes Rank Highest

    By Carla Higgins | March 19, 2019

    Single family homes offer the investor an opportunity to borrow large loan-to-value loans at fixed interest rates for long terms. Lenders will loan 75-80% of the purchase price at 5.5% to 6.5% interest rate for thirty years. Compare that with other popular investment alternatives like precious metals, commodities, stocks, and mutual funds and it will … Continue reading Reasons Rental Homes Rank Highest → Read More

    Will Points Make a Difference

    By Carla Higgins | March 12, 2019

    Lenders typically quote mortgages at a market rate but can offer a lower interest rate loan if the borrower is willing to pay points up-front which is considered pre-paid interest. These points are generally tax deductible for the year paid when the borrower pays them in connection with buying, building or improving their principal residence. … Continue reading Will Points Make a Difference → Read More

    More Than Just an Address

    By Carla Higgins | March 5, 2019

    For a short time after the housing crisis a decade ago, some homeowners thought the value of home is a place to live rather than an investment. A home certainly has an appeal as a place to call your own, raise your family, share with your friends and feel safe and secure. It can be … Continue reading More Than Just an Address → Read More

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