Strategy

Oct. 3, 2019

Tips for Buyers Looking to Purchase a Home with a Guest House

There are many advantages to owning a home with a guest house. A guest house can be used by family and friends when they visit, or by you as a private study or workshop. There are also financial advantages if you choose to rent it out: income toward your mortgage ...

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Sept. 20, 2019

A Definitive Guide to Buying a House

The first step in buying a house is to sit down and make a budget. The budget should include how much cash you are willing to invest in the down payment, as well as the maximum amount you are willing to pay each month to own a home. 

Once ...

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Aug. 30, 2019

Purchasing a Second Home

A second home can be an excellent investment as well as a source of supplemental income. If you are thinking about buying a second home, here are some questions to consider.

  • What are the advantages of purchasing a second home? 

  • How do I know if I can afford two ...

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May 30, 2019

The HGTV Effect: What's the Best Strategy When Selling a Home That Needs Improvement?

Home sellers have long grappled with the dilemma of whether to update worn, out-of-fashion features and make repairs before listing. In a recent Realtor.com survey of 1000 consumers who are planning to buy within the next year, 60 percent said they are willing to buy an imperfect home. Half ...

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