Tag Archives: Homeownership

What to Expect When Getting Pre-Approved

Getting “pre-qualified” today when preparing to buy a home is so 80’s. Getting pre-qualified then meant talking to a loan officer over the phone or in an office and having a conversation about various aspects of your financial life. The … Continue reading

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1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges

In the 1980’s (remember the 80’s? ERTA 1981 and TRA 1986), I was involved in quite a few Tax Deferred Exchanges and put the following together for investor clients and students. Why exchange real property? To save taxes, yes, but … Continue reading

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How To Identify And Avoid Dangerous Hazards In Your Home

It’s safe to say that none of us is purposely making our homes a hazard. And, no matter how hard we try, accidents still happen. But there is nothing more important than protecting ourselves, our families, and our investment. (Click … Continue reading

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All The Single Ladies: Why Are So Many Older Single Women Buying Homes?

Millennials, millennials, millennials. It’s all we’ve heard about in the real estate market for the last several years, with a sprinkle of Baby Boomers thrown in. But here’s who we should be talking about: Women. Older women, to be exact. … Continue reading

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Don’t Be Afraid Of The Seller’s Disclosure

State and federal laws are strict in requiring sellers to tell what they know about the condition of their homes that isn’t obvious or discernable to potential buyers. Buyers can’t see behind walls or under houses, so they rely on … Continue reading

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Moving? Avoid Making These Mistakes

Whether moving across town or across the country, packing up and moving can be stressful, costly and full of surprises. From shady movers and inaccurate price quotes, to overpacking or not allowing enough time to get the move set up, … Continue reading

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Steps To Building Wealth

It’s never too late to secure your financial future. At BuildingWealth.org, a public service offered by the Dallas Federal Reserve, you can learn how to reach your life goals by budgeting, saving and investing, building credit and controlling debt. When you … Continue reading

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The Inside Workings of Credit Scores

Consumers are encouraged to check their credit reports once per year. The primary reason for doing so is to make sure there aren’t any mistakes. Unfortunately, credit reports are prone to contain mistakes. It’s not really the fault of the … Continue reading

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How To Channel Your Personality To Create The Perfect Home For You

You’re not boring, and your home shouldn’t be either. But, you can obey all the design rules and end up with a place that looks like it came right out of a magazine but still lacks a little spark. Here’s … Continue reading

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How To Improve The Accessibility Of Your Outdoor Living Area

Your outdoor living area can be a source of enjoyment when you’re relaxing outside, gardening or entertaining. But if you have challenges with mobility, or you have friends or family with mobility issues who come to visit, your yard may … Continue reading

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