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What you can Expect from a Home Inspection

Whether you’re buying or thinking of selling a home, a home inspection is key.  Granted it is just a generic overall view but, if the home inspector is good they should catch any major Red Flags that could be cause for concern.   The important thing is to make sure you have a reputable inspector.  Remember, this isn’t a licensed field so pretty much…

Can You Actually Turn a Profit Flipping Homes in Today’s Market?

Back in 2012, house flipping seemed like the perfect opportunity for a person with extra cash and an eye for remodeling. The market was flush with homes left vacant from waves of foreclosures prompted by the housing bubble that burst a few years earlier. You could buy a home from a bank, make any necessary…

Real Estate May Be a Safe Haven in a Bear Market

Rental properties can help level out the peaks and valleys in your portfolio. Is a bear market on the way? That’s the question experts and investors alike have been debating for months. Given the cyclical nature of the market, it’s unrealistic to expect the current bull market to continue its run forever. What’s uncertain is…

Closing Day 101

If you’ve owned a home, then you already know what to expect on closing day. To sum up this monumental day, it involves a lot of paperwork, many signatures and a lot of excitement.  There are so many moving parts on the day you close on your home that it can be hard to take…

Understanding Your Property Tax Bill

I recently came across this article in the Huffington Post and thought I’d share.  This is the time of year when we get questions and concerns about tax assessments and how they are determined.  Understanding this process can be confusing especially for first time buyers.   I always encourage my clients to call their local tax assessor’s office if…

5 Things to Know About the Economy This Week

Home Prices Hit 8-Year High (Getty Images) What Happened: The S&P/Case-Shiller National Home Price Index in October sat 5.2 percent above where the metric was a year ago, according to a report released Tuesday. The real estate pricing barometer now sits at its highest level since Oct. 2007. But price gains have largely been concentrated…

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