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Spouse with Bad Credit? 3 Reasons You’ll Want to Consider a Co-signer for Your Mortgage

Obtaining a mortgage can be quite a complicated process even without the financial hurdles, but if your spouse’s credit has experienced a number of difficulties, acquiring a mortgage can be even more of a burden. If you’re concerned about what bad credit will mean for your mortgage and are weighing your options, here are some reasons why it might be important to use a co-signer for your application.    Increasing The Likelihood Of Approval    From getting an education to purchasing your first vehicle, it’s a common occurrence for people

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Showing Your Home to Buyers? Don’t Make These 4 Mistakes – They Could Cost You Dearly!

There are numerous steps that must be taken to properly stage a home, and some sellers can easily become overwhelmed by all of the tips and steps they have been told to follow. It may be acceptable to skip over some of the steps to save time or money when staging a home, but there are some mistakes that homeowners can make that can have negative results. Leaving Personal Hygiene Items Out   A common staging tip relates to storing all personal items out of site, and the reason for

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It’s Pumpkin Spice Season: Plan A Neighborhood Potluck

Fall is the time to get back into a comfortable routine, but it’s also a great time to incorporate social events into weekend work parties, and gather friends to offer neighbors a helping hand — or just moral support — to spruce up their property. While building a new sense of community may be a side effect, it can’t be denied that giving homes in need of minor repairs a little TLC is good for the dollar value of the neighborhood as well as for the soul. REALTORS agree that the

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Its Hammer Time 4 Common Remodeling Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Investing in your home by remodeling or renovating is an excellent way to increase its value. However, a significant renovation project can quickly turn into a disaster, especially for those who are inexperienced. Let’s take a look at four of the more common home renovation mistakes that homeowners make and how you can avoid them.   Mistake #1: Skipping The Permit Process   The first mistake you will want to avoid is undertaking any home renovation without the required permits. While some remodeling projects will not require a permit, others

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How Recession Affects Your Property’s Value

Recession and housing crisis are not the same. The only thing every homeowner in today’s market must know is that. Experts sound recession affects everything facet of the economy, but it doesn’t always guarantee a fall in property value.   A recession is defined as: by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER):    “A recession is an extended period of severe reduction in economic activity, often reflected in output, employment, and other indicators. When the economy hits its peak of action, a recession starts and ends when it reaches

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How To Manage Investment Property While Working Full-Time

In 2017, upwards of 75 percent of independent rental property owners in the U.S. reportedly worked another job on top of being a landlord. That means the overwhelming majority of landlords are attempting to juggle more than they can handle at times. However, there are organizational and strategic things that can maximize efficiency and profitability. Consider the following tips that bring property management tasks under three basic headings: organization, automation and outsourcing.     Organization Matters   One of the things that tends to overwhelm landlords is thinking about the