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The Challenges Millennials Face

Today, a little more than one third of people between the ages of 18 and 30 years, called millennials, live with their parents. There is good reason for this. Student loan debt, unemployment and underemployment make it almost impossible for these people to pay rent and live independently. If they can’t even pay for a low-rent apartment, how will they get a mortgage and own a home? With the increase in housing prices, even the 60 percent who don’t live at home find it difficult to qualify for a home …

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[3 Sep 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Buying a Short Sale Home: Tips to Make the Process Flow Seamlessly

Buying a home on a short sale can be an exciting and unsettling time for you and your family. You want to get a good deal on the house, but that’s not always possible. At the same time, you need to be aware of the seller’s special needs and restrictions placed on him by the bank. Here’s how to make sure your next short sale goes off without a hitch.
Make Sure You’re Getting a Good Price
Getting a good deal in this market is a lot harder than it used to …

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[25 Aug 2014 | Comments Off | ]
When is the perfect time for a First-Time Home Buyer to Enter the Market?

Like any first-time home buyer, you’re probably overwhelmed at the very prospect of finding and actually procuring your first home. Purchasing a home could end up being the biggest investment you’ll ever make, so it’s crucial to take your time and consider plenty of options. Many factors come into play, but one that tends to weigh especially heavily on home buyers’ minds is the right time of year to buy. When it comes to having as many options as possible, choosing the right season for your search can certainly help …

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[4 Aug 2014 | Comments Off | ]
The ‘Cooling Off’ Period – What You Need to Know

So you’ve found the perfect property through a listing with a company like RealestateVIEW.com.au, and have signed on the dotted line. You’re looking for a good lawyer such as Mahons.com.au in Melbourne or Caputolawyers.com.au in Sydney, and then you’re told your cooling off period will be void if you seek advice from a lawyer. So what is a “cooling off period” and what are the rights of the purchaser?
Cooling Off period: The exclusions
Generally speaking, a purchaser of real estate in Victoria has three days to “cool off” before the contract …

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[19 Jun 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Home Owner Associations and the Benefits of Co-ops

Many communities and neighborhoods across the country are managed by home owners associations, or a HOA. A HOA is a community within a municipality that controls property that is bought or rented by consumers. The homeowners or renters within those HOA communities will pay extra fees per month to the HOA. Those fees help the HOA with their administrative costs, the maintenance of all of the properties and the grounds, and several amenities, like gyms, parks, snow removal, garbage service, and on-call maintenance.
One of the best examples of this is …

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[23 Apr 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Start Protecting Your Home And Assets From Theft Today

No one wants to come home after a long day at work or after a relaxing vacation and find his or her home vandalized and burglarized. Thankfully, there are things you can do to protect your belongings and family, and it starts with a few common sense tips and installing and maintaining a home security system.
Motion Sensor Lights
One of the easiest and fastest home security upgrades is to install motion sensor lights in place of outdoor porch and patio lights. The sensor activates and turns on the light whenever someone …

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[8 Apr 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Mortgage Options

Are you trying to buy a house but not sure how to make the purchase? Have you explored all of your options only to come up with no ideas? You can learn more about mortgages with embrace home loans and other online companies. When looking at a home mortgage company, you need to consider the interest rates. Some companies have low rates that are set for the length of the home, and there are some that are considered balloon rates that will change over time.
A fixed rate mortgage is ideal …

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[21 Mar 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Home Remodeling: When Is The Right Time To Start?

For those homeowners who might be considering an extensive remodel or renovation, several factors may contribute to the decision. Regardless of the reason for deciding to add on to an existing home, a carefully planned and executed project will result in more room for growing families, families with an eye on value, and couples who are looking forward to a comfortable retirement.
A Fundamental Need To Grow 
Many homeowners will choose to remodel or build an addition based on pure necessity. When growing families begin to compete for living space, even the …