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Monthly Archives: August 2019

    Steps in Home Buying Process

    By Carla Higgins | August 27, 2019

    The process of buying a home can be different based on the price range and whether a mortgage is needed. While some things are different, others are similar regardless of price, financing or local customs. Each year, the National Association of REALTORS® surveys buyers and sellers who have purchased or sold in the previous twelve … Continue reading Steps in Home Buying Process → Read More

    Invest in Equity Build-up

    By Carla Higgins | August 20, 2019

    Equity build-up could be one of the biggest advantages to buying a home. There are two distinct dynamics that take place to make this happen: each house payment applies an amount to reduce the mortgage owed and appreciation causes the value of the home to go up. It is easy to make a projection based … Continue reading Invest in Equity Build-up → Read More

    America Still Considers Real Estate the Best

    By Carla Higgins | August 13, 2019

    35% of respondents, in a recent annual Gallup poll that dates back to 2002, identified real estate as the best long-term investment option compared to 27% who identified stocks. The top choices included real estate, stocks, savings accounts and gold. Even with the remarkable prices of the different U.S. stock indices recorded in 2019 through … Continue reading America Still Considers Real Estate the Best → Read More

    Determining Property Type

    By Carla Higgins | August 6, 2019

    The Internal Revenue Service considers four different types of real estate. Specific types of properties have benefits based on their classification. The determination does not depend on the property itself as much as it depends on how the property is used and what the owner’s intentions are. Principal Residence … a principal residence is the … Continue reading Determining Property Type → Read More

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