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Home survey: more homeowners prepare to sell

Reluctant sellers may enter the market If a recent home survey from the National Association of Realtors is any sign, the days of strapped housing inventory may be coming to a close. According to NAR’s recent Housing Opportunities and Market

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How To Buy A Home: What to negotiate

How To Buy A Home And Pay The Least Possible Amount When you purchase property, everything’s up for negotiation. That includes the price, contingencies, closing costs, inspections, timing, financing, repairs and other considerations. It isn’t always easy knowing how to buy a home

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Rental prices moving up

Competition for housing makes renting more costly It seems renting—particularly on single-family homes—is on the rise. And according to analysis from one industry player, that spells bad news for renters. What goes up doesn’t always come down Analysis from real estate

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How to buy a short sale home

Why buy a short sale home? There’s only one reason to buy a short sale home – to get a great deal. If you find a short sale home that lists for much less than comparable houses, and the property is in

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VA Loan: Non-Veteran Co-buyer

Joint VA Home Loan: Non-Eligible Co-Borrowers Special rules apply when co-borrowers who are not married take out a VA home loan. All co-borrowers don’t need to be VA-eligible. However, only the eligible borrower’s portion of the loan gets a VA guaranty. Entitlements are pro-rated when joint borrowers

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