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  • Two Reasons Why People Become "House Poor" After Buying A Home


    Buying a home is supposed to be a dream come true. For many buyers, however, the experience quickly turns in to a waking nightmare when their mortgage payments leave them too broke to pay their basic living expenses. Here are two reasons why people end up "house poor" and what you can do to avoid it when you buy a house. They Buy Based on the Loan Amount Banks will approve people for home loans based on their gross income and credit scores.
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  • Four Signs That You Really Are Ready For Homeownership


    Whether you're working with new home builders or are buying your first home is a huge undertaking. You have probably heard stories of people who bought too soon and ended up over their heads in bills and repairs they could not handle. To ensure you don't suffer the same fate, make sure you think long and hard before purchasing your first home. And keep an eye out for these four signs that you really, truly are ready to take this big step.
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  • Tips For Getting A Great Apartment


    It can be difficult to find a good apartment to rent in some areas of the country. It seems that all the really nice apartments are gone very quickly, and the landlords and facility management are very picky with who they let in their apartments. The truth is that landlords are trying to protect their property by having only the very best tenants. There are a few things you can do that will help you get a good apartment.
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  • Hosting An Open House: 3 Tips To Keeping Your Home Clean Despite Heavy Traffic


    Most potential buyers are eager to at least get a viewing of the listings that they are interested in before deciding whether or not they'd like to put in an offer. Approximately 48% of all buyers attended at least one open house in their search for the perfect place to call home. When hosting an open house, one of your primary concerns may be that your house can easily become a mess from all of the traffic.
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  • 3 Reasons To Rent A Vacation Condo Over The Hotel


    There are many options out there for housing while vacationing. In the past it used to be that you only had a motel or hotel as an option, but now you can get so many great things, such as condos that are rented out by the day, week or month. Many people choose to rent a condo rather than stay at a hotel or motel. Here are some of the benefits at staying in a condo vacation rental rather than a hotel.
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  • How To Sell Land: Features That Create A Faster Sale


    If you have some land for sale, it is smarter to advertise what, if any, its special features are. To just say, "land for sale," leaves potential buyers hanging, and they are less likely to check it out. Instead, list any of the following features (if your property includes them), and you will find that your land sells much faster. Bodies of Water A river, brook, stream, or lake is of special importance to anyone who is considering buying land to raise livestock or horses.
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  • The Most Common Areas To Find Brand New Homes


    With the urban sprawl being what it is, you would think that there is no land left anywhere in the U.S. where new homes can be built. On the contrary, because of the massive size of this country, there is more land here than in most other countries and nations around the world, short of Russia and Canada. That said, there are acres and acres of land available on which you can build your new dream house.
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  • Three Tips For Choosing A New Rental Unit


    Renting a property can be an excellent choice for anyone that is not currently in a position where they could comfortably afford to buy a house or condo. Unfortunately, renting properties is a task that can often lead to a sense of stress and being overwhelmed when individuals are needing to choose a new property. Give Yourself Plenty Of Time To Find A New Place One of the most effective ways of reducing the stress that can come with renting a new property is to give yourself plenty of time to find the perfect property.
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  • Is It Time To Drop Your Offer On A Home And Keep Searching?


    After making an offer on a home, you might get the feeling that something is not quite right. Sometimes, it is simply cold feet kicking in. In other instances, it could be your instinct attempting to save you from making a bad decision. If you are thinking of walking away from an offer and continuing your search for a new home, here are some warning signs that could prove you are right to feel that way.
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  • Maximum Profits Through Proper Precautions - Preparing To Sell Your Home Quickly


    Finding yourself in a situation where you need to sell your house fast is likely to represent a great deal of stress. The real estate sales process is generally an extended endeavor that involves a large amount of careful preparation, so squeezing that all into a much shorter period can leave you scrambling to make sure you haven't left any stone un-turned. If you're in that position, it's important to take the time to carefully examine every step that you can.
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