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First Comes Love… Then Comes Mortgage?

February 14, 2017 | No Comments

According to the National Association of REALTORS most recent Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, married couples once again dominated the first-time homebuyer statistics in 2016 at 58% of all buyers. It is no surprise that having two incomes to save for down payments and contribute to monthly housing costs makes buying a home more […]

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Bought for a Buck, a Historic Mansion Narrowly Missed the Wrecking Ball

February 13, 2017 | No Comments

Kristine Hansen As newly minted empty nesters, Jim Haertel and his wife couldn’t wait to spread out in their 1,000-square-foot bungalow in Wauwatosa, WI. Instead, the couple will soon embark on a massive renovation of a 7,400-square-foot historic mansion purchased for a single buck. “It’s my plan to live in it,” Haertel says of the […]

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What Is a Bridge Loan? A Way to Buy a New Home Before You Sell the Old One

February 13, 2017 | No Comments

Pinopic/Getty Images Home loans come in all shapes and sizes to suit the needs of home buyers, and one type that’s definitely worth knowing if you’re trying to buy and sell a home at the same time is a bridge loan. So what is a bridge loan? As the name suggests, it’s a “bridge” that allows you to purchase […]

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To Buy Or Not To Buy: Is Now The Time?

February 13, 2017 | No Comments

The US Census Bureau recently revealed that the US homeownership rate declined to 62.9%, the lowest level reported in 51 years of Census tracking. This statistic does not signal impending… Source: Realty Times Buyers

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Christina and Tarek El Moussa Have Their Kinkiest Encounter Ever on ‘Flip or Flop’

February 13, 2017 | No Comments

HGTV It looks like a perfectly normal three-bedroom, two-bath, 1,200-square-foot house in Anaheim, CA—the ideal project for Christina and Tarek El Moussa on “Flip or Flop.” “Not bad,” says Tarek as they pull up in their car and assess it from the curb. “Not bad at all,” agrees Christina, which is a surprise, because the two divorcing […]

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‘Morning Joe’ Anchor Mika Brzezinski Lists $2M Home in Westchester County

February 13, 2017 | No Comments

D Dipasupil/FilmMagic MSNBC morning show anchor Mika Brzezinski has put her seven-bedroom home in a wealthy Manhattan suburb on the market after her divorce. Brzezinski and then-husband James Hoffer picked up the 4,102-square-foot, Tudor-style home in Bronxville in 2012 for $1.9 million. They’ve listed the house for $2.09 million. The home, which was built in 1915, is located on a […]

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Selling Your Home? 6 Lessons to Learn From Online Dating

February 13, 2017 | No Comments

Xanya69 /iStock What does selling your home have in common with online dating? Probably a whole lot more than you think. There may be plenty of potential prospects out there, but it’s not always easy to find the perfect match. Sound familiar? If your place has been sitting on the market for a while, or your last deal […]

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Remodel vs. Renovation: What’s the Difference?

February 13, 2017 | No Comments

Feverpitched/iStock You say potato, I say potahto. Remodel vs. renovation … same thing, right? While the terms remodel and renovation are used interchangeably all the time, they are actually very different animals. So exactly is the difference between a remodel and a renovation? The key difference is how deep the changes go. A renovation means you’re updating an […]

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Fox News Anchor Gregg Jarrett Lists Tempting Tudor in Westchester County

February 13, 2017 | No Comments

Joe Corrigan/Getty Images Longtime Fox News anchor Gregg Jarrett is selling his 1920s-era, Tudor-style mansion in New York’s Westchester County, about an hour away from the network’s studios in midtown Manhattan. The 3,871-square-foot home has five bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms. It sits on a quarter-acre lot in Larchmont, a wealthy village in the town of Mamaroneck. It’s […]

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3 Questions to Ask If You Want to Buy Your Dream Home

February 13, 2017 | No Comments

If you are debating purchasing a home right now, you are probably getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family will have your best interest at heart, they may not be fully aware of your needs and what is currently happening in the real estate market. Ask yourself the following 3 questions to […]

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