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Six Reasons to Consider Rental Homes
Posted Tue, Feb 21st 2017 12:17 pm
Single-family homes offer an investor the ability to borrow large loan-to-value amounts at fixed interest rates for long terms on appreciating assets, tax advantages and reasonable control. Some of...

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Why Pre-Approval Should Be Your First Step
Posted Tue, Jan 17th 2017 11:00 am
In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes greatly outnumbers the amount of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where buyers of...

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Is This the Year to Move Up to Your Dream Home? If So, Do it Early
Posted Thu, Jan 12th 2017 10:26 am
It appears that Americans are regaining faith in the U.S. economy. The following indexes have each shown a dramatic jump in consumer confidence in their latest surveys: The University of Michi...

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Rent or Buy - You Pay for the House You Occupy
Posted Tue, Jan 10th 2017 12:30 pm
The ironic thing about people who think they can’t afford to buy a home for themselves, end up buying the home for their landlord. There are several facts that support this notion. Mortgages, whet...

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The Fed Raised Rates: What Does that Mean for Housing?
Posted Thu, Dec 22nd 2016 1:15 pm
You may have heard that the Federal Reserve raised rates last week… But what does that mean if you are looking to buy a home in the near future? Many in the housing industry have predicted that ...

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Can 0.5% Really Equal 5%?
Posted Tue, Dec 13th 2016 2:08 pm
Since the election, rates have started going up and it will have a direct effect on the cost of housing. There is a rule of thumb that a ½% change in interest is approximately equal to 5% change in...

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Will Increasing Mortgage Rates Impact Home Prices?
Posted Thu, Dec 8th 2016 1:54 pm
There are some who are calling for a decrease in home prices should mortgage interest rates begin to rise rapidly. Intuitively, this makes sense as the cost of a home is determined by the price o...

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4 Reasons to Buy Your Dream Home This Winter
Posted Tue, Dec 6th 2016 12:43 pm
As the temperature in many areas of the country starts to cool down, you might think that the housing market will do the same. This couldn’t be further from the truth! Here are 4 reasons you shou...

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It's not far, if you know the way
Posted Tue, Oct 18th 2016 10:21 am
“It’s not far, if you know the way.” What this expression implies is that you could have a long way to go if you don’t know where you’re going or how to get there. Just like reading a map, there ...

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We All Need a Little More Room!
Posted Mon, Jul 22nd 2013 4:50 pm
Recently Reduced! Homes that offer enough room for the whole family and all the activities and toys we accumulate are often hard to find. This 4-bedroom tri-level can give everyone what they need ...

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Do You Rent? Wouldn't You Love It If Your Rent NEVER Went Up?
Posted Mon, Jun 3rd 2013 2:20 pm
Thinking about buying a home, but still wondering what the best time is? If you're comparing renting to buying, take into account that a 30-year fixed mortgage basically locks in your housing pri...

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Stop the House Hunting Anxiety!
Posted Sat, Nov 12th 2011 9:06 pm
House hunting in South Central Virginia can be exciting but can also be stressful and overwhelming.  If you are searching and searching and are having troubles finding a home that meets your criter...

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Still Home Searching in Petersburg or Colonial Heights VA
Posted Sat, Nov 12th 2011 8:30 pm
This is surely a buyer’s market and if you are still searching for Colonial Heights or Petersburg VA homes for sale, you can shorten your search by signing up for my FREE AMayzing Home Finder and...

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Home Searching in Petersburg or Colonial Heights VA
Posted Sat, Nov 12th 2011 8:27 pm
Still searching for Colonial Heights or Petersburg VA real estate?  Shorten your search by signing up for my FREE AMayzing Home Finder and you’ll find much more than a beautiful home. You’ll have...

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How’s Your Home Search Going in Petersburg VA?
Posted Sat, Nov 12th 2011 8:07 pm
Petersburg VA Real Estate: Just Starting Out?   You’ve created a wish list and have been searching for your new home but still haven’t quite met your match.  So, how is your home search going t...

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Chester VA Real Estate: Recommending an Agent
Posted Sat, Nov 12th 2011 3:43 pm
Chester VA Real Estate: Who Would You Recommend to Family & Friends? You control my business and I get to do what I love!  That is why it is so important to deliver the service I expect to receiv...

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Petersburg VA Real Estate: Renovated Starter Looking for new owner
Posted Sat, Nov 12th 2011 2:59 pm
Petersburg VA Real Estate: This renovated starter is looking for a new owner! Oh, by the way …are you not sure what you are looking at?  I am implementing the use of QR Codes which you can use y...

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Dinwiddie VA Real Estate: Priced So Low, It's Hard to Believe
Posted Sat, Nov 12th 2011 2:33 pm
Dinwiddie VA Real Estate priced in the 20’s…today?  That’s unheard of!  But, it is happening and you could get the jump on available homes just by signing up for my FREE prospect search program! M...

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Dinwiddie VA Real Estate: This Home Could Be the One
Posted Thu, Nov 10th 2011 2:24 pm
Have you been looking for Dinwiddie VA real estate? Many people are still in the market to purchase a new home despite the economic decline but how do you know when a home is available before it is...

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Chesterfield VA Real Estate: Overwhelmed by House Hunting?
Posted Thu, Nov 10th 2011 10:33 am
Do you often feel overwhelmed trying to find your new property?  Are you scouring the streets and looking at homes that don’t meet your criteria?  Stop the never-ending search and receive propertie...

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