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Everything You Need to Know About Real Estate Investment for BeginnersReal estate investment is an excellent way to build an investment portfolio, make money for your savings or retirement, and supplement your everyday income. If you're serious about real estate investment, you might expand into bigger markets and increase your profits. Though looking at new homes to buy can be fun, searching for homes as an investment is a different ballgame. This article will help you learn the basics of real estate investment, so you can make a strong start with your first investment property. The more you know, the easier it will be to invest wisely.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a financial advisor before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

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Vacation Home Mortgage Qualification: What You Need to KnowBuying a vacation home is surprisingly different from buying a primary new home or residence. Whereas functionality and practicality is one of the most important considerations when buying a primary residence, comfort and luxury are top importance in a vacation home.

From the moment a home buyer decides to get a vacation home, they must anticipate the ways in which the purchase process will be different. Even the mortgage considerations are not the same. Qualifying for a vacation home mortgage is often more difficult than qualifying for a primary residence mortgage. If you're thinking about buying a vacation home, here's what you need to know.

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What You Need to Know About Home WarrantiesMany first time home buyers that may have been renting may worry about making home repairs in the first few years of owning a home. Many first time home buyers are on a tight budget that can restrict how much they're able to repair. Knowing the details of these policies can help the home buyer decide if a home warranty is right for them. If you're a home buyer who is in escrow or who will soon be making an offer on a home, here's what you need to know about home warranties.

What Is a Home Warranty?

A home warranty is a contract between a homeowner and home warranty company. The contract guarantees home repair services under certain conditions. A typical home warranty will last for one year from the date of the purchase of the home.

How

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What You Need to Know About Credit Score When Buying a HomeThere are many things that affect a home buyer's ability to get a mortgage, and one of those things is a credit score. Before trying to get a mortgage, it's helpful for a home buyer to find out what their credit score is and what could be done to improve their credit score and boost their chances of getting a mortgage. If you're thinking about purchasing a home soon and will need to get a mortgage, here's what you need to know.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a financial advisor before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

What is Credit Score? How is it Calculated?

A credit score is a score that measures a person's creditworthiness. There are many factors that affect credit score, including the number of open

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4 Tips For Preparing For a Long Distance MoveThe old home has been sold, the new home has been purchased, and almost everything is packed away. Now it’s time to focus on the move, but that’s easier said than done, especially when moving requires driving across the country. Long distance moves share a lot in common with local moves, but they also present their own unique challenges. Here are some useful tips to keep in mind when preparing for the big move.

1. Get Rid of Anything Unnecessary

When moving long distance, moving space is extremely valuable, so homeowners need to ensure that they’re only taking the things that they truly want and need. When packing up everything to go, homeowners should be sifting through all of their things and separating what they don’t want in order to

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Homeowners Insurance Information for Home BuyersFor most new home buyers, obtaining homeowners insurance is an important part of buying a home. Knowing what homeowners insurance is, what it does, how it protects buyers and when it's required can help keep the home buying process smooth.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a financial advisor before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Homeowners Insurance Protects You From Financial Liability

Homeowners insurance is a product that protects the homeowner from financial liability if the home or its contents are damaged in a covered event. When a covered event, the insurance will pay to repair or replace what has been broken, damaged or destroyed. What is covered by a homeowners insurance policy can vary from one

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All About Closing CostsHome buyers need to be prepared to pay for some expenses when buying a home. Closing costs are one of the more difficult to understand expenses because they're made up of many different fees. Closing costs also cause confusion because the buyer won't know how much money they owe until close to the end of the escrow period.

All of this uncertainty can sometimes lead to some confusion that can actually disrupt the home buying process. Knowing what to expect can help make the home buying process less stressful for buyers.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed mortgage professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

What Are Closing Costs?

Closing costs are the fees that are paid at the end of the

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4 Tips For Buying a Home in a Seller’s MarketMany buyers may have heard the phrases “seller’s market” or “competitive market,” but what do these terms mean? A competitive market, when used to mean a seller’s market, is when there are more buyers looking to purchase a Nolensville TN home than there are homes for sale, creating competition between buyers. Buying a home in a seller’s market is different than other markets because buyers have to move at a much faster pace than they would have to otherwise. Here are some tips all buyers can use to help their odds of finding and purchasing the home they want despite the competition.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Don’t Be Too Picky

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Information About Building a New Construction HomeBuilding a custom Franklin TN home can be a rewarding and thrilling experience. If you're a home buyer who is thinking about building your own home sometime in the near future, these tips can help. By planning properly, budgeting properly and by hiring a professional and capable builder, you can have a positive experience building a home.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Plan Properly

The great benefit of building a home from the ground up is that the buyer can design a home where he or she can live happily for many years to come. Often, a home buyer's needs will change as years pass. Home owners who want to stay in one home for

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Buying A Home? What You Need to Know About the ContingenciesBuying a home can be complicated and time consuming. When making an offer on a home to buy, a contract to purchase is usually prepared. In addition to different types of mortgage and the amount of down payments, home buying contingencies are an important part of a home purchase agreement. Knowing what the contingencies are can help home buyers avoid problems during the home buying process.

Home Buying Contingencies Defined

The contract between a home buyer and home seller is called a home purchase agreement. A standard home purchase agreement contains clauses called "contingencies." The contingencies are protections for the home buyer. Each contingency allows the home buyer to usually cancel the home purchase agreement without financial

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