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October 15, 2018

Best Cities to Sell a Home During the Fall

Although most housing markets slow down during colder months, these are the top five best cities to sell a home during the fall season.
 
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October 4, 2018

The Hidden Costs of Buying a Condo

Condos are a great investment. Before you buy on though, here's what you need to know about the hidden costs of buying a condo.
 
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September 4, 2018

Is the Current Housing Market an Affordability Bubble?

Although the market is recovering, here is why some experts believe that the current housing market might be forming an affordability bubble.
 
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August 31, 2018

Best Markets for Home Values

Equity is like a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow for homeowners. It's the money that owners gain over time as they pay off their mortgage debt and as rising values make their homes more valuable. Where are the best cities for home values right now?
 
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August 6, 2018

The Best States for House Flipping!

House flipping isn't an easy, overnight process. It takes patience and precision to get your top dollar. However, certain markets make it easier to flip than others. If you're looking to start investing in real estate, check out these states that are the best for house flipping!
 
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July 25, 2018

The Mountains or the Beach: When is a Vacation Home a Good Investment Property

Before you buy a vacation home in the mountains or at the beach, you need to consider whether it's a good investment or not. Here are some tips to help, from Homes.com.
 
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July 2, 2018

Move Over Tiny Homes, These Pre-Fab Solar Homes Are Hot for 2018

If traditional homeownership doesn't really mesh with your sustainable values but you couldn't live in a tiny house, try one of these new prefab solar homes.
 
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June 25, 2018

Cities with the Most Mobile Homes

More than 20 million Americans live in homes are mobile. Here are the cities with the most mobile homes. Most of them are in the South.
 
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June 6, 2018

NBA Finals Cause Major Economic Impact On Host Cities

From employment to home prices, there seems to be a correlation between economic changes and hosting the NBA championships. We explain the impacts on the housing market and more.
 
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May 28, 2018

Cities with the Highest and Lowest Costs of Living

Cost of living is defined as the amount of money needed to sustain a certain level of living including basic expenses such as food, housing, taxes, transportation, healthcare, and more. Cities with a high cost of living are usually more difficult to maintain a standard of living and require more income than the U.S. average to enjoy basic necessities. For instance, in a place like Manhattan, a gallon of milk costs about $2.39, whereas in Indianapolis, the cost of a gallon of milk is $1.50. It’s evident based on this data that Manhattan has the higher cost of living.

The cost of milk isn’t the only expense worth exploring, below, we’ve compared the cities with [...]

 
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May 16, 2018

What You Need to Know About Comps and How They Affect Your Home’s Value

Comps. They’re the one thing that can cause a seller some tense moments as they work with their real estate agent to come up with a price for their home. ‘Comps’ is actually the shortened version of comparisons. Basically, they’re the prices of homes sold in your area in the past 3-6 months. While the concept of a comp is pretty easy to understand, that doesn’t mean that comps are without nuances.

There are several things you need to keep in mind as you use comps to set the price for your home or, in the case of a buyer, use comps to determine whether a home’s price is fair.

Comps, CMAs, and Why They’re Important

A CMA is a [...]

 
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May 14, 2018

Cities with the Best Housing Affordability

A lot of factors affect the homebuying decision. No matter where you choose to move, you want to be comfortable, right? Determining an area’s housing affordability is important information to arm yourself with during the beginning stages of your home buying search. The expenses incurred after the purchase of your home don’t end when you move in, you’ll be responsible for utilities, taxes, and the upkeep of your home. Are your pockets crinkling at the thought of all the expenses? Don’t worry, according to U.S. News and World Report, these are the cities with the best housing affordability.  If you’re in the market for a new home, finding one in any of [...]

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