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5 Important Mistakes To Avoid When Selling A Home

Sellers of homes often make mistakes that are not in their best interests. Here are common mistakes people make when selling a home and how to avoid them. Using Bad Photography Using lousy photos or no photos to promote the property for sale is foolish. Professional photography is not so difficult or expensive that sellers should settle for the use of bad photos. Sometimes all the potential buyers will see is the photos they find online. If the photos are bad or not there at all, then that is the end of their interests.  To stimulate interest in a property, it is even better to use a high-quality video walk through than simple photos. This allows a buyer to enjoy a virtual showing of the...

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How A Reverse Mortgage Can Help With Long-Term Care

Anyone who has paid attention to the TV recently has likely seen a lot of commercials for something called a reverse mortgage. For those who might not know, a reverse mortgage is exactly that. In this option, people receive monthly payments from a lender in exchange for equity in their homes. In essence, this functions as an annuity. One of the major benefits of a reverse mortgage is that it can be used to cover the costs associated with long-term care. Over the next few decades, the number of elderly individuals in the United States is projected to double. For this reason, long-term care is projected to become a major expense. How Can A Reverse Mortgage Pay For Long-Term Care? Long-term care is one of...

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What Does A Property Management Company Do?

For those who are interested in learning more about real estate, property management companies are an important topic of discussion. Some people might not ever consider hiring a property management company. Other people wouldn’t ever invest in real estate without a property management company to help them out along the way. This can be a hard decision for people to make. In order to figure out if hiring a management company is the right decision, it is important to think about what they do. What Is Property Management? It is the job of a management company to both maintain the quality of the residence while also keeping the occupants happy. Typically, the owner of the property will hire a third party to do this job....

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Is A 15 Or 30 Year Mortgage Right For You?

When someone is looking to purchase a house, they need to think about how long they want their mortgage to last. While a bank can structure a mortgage to last for any number of years, the most common lengths are 15 and 30 years. While a 30-year mortgage is typically more affordable, a 15-year mortgage is cheaper overall.  When someone is trying to decide how long they want their mortgage to last, there are a few important tips to keep in mind. The Benefits Of A 15-Year Mortgage There are a few important benefits that everyone should know about a 15-year mortgage. Some of the biggest benefits include: With a 15-year mortgage, people are going to pay off their home more quickly. This will free...

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – January 13th, 2020

Last week’s economic reports included readings on public and private sector jobs, the national unemployment rate and weekly readings on mortgage rates and new unemployment claims. ADP: Private-Sector Job Growth Eases in December Private-sector jobs increased by 202,000 jobs in December and exceeded expectations. November’s original reading of 60,000 new private-sector jobs was revised to 124,000 jobs. Three and six-month average private-sector job growth rates were 159,000 and 151,000 jobs, but these growth rates fell short of 2018’s average monthly job growth rate of 218,000 jobs added. Analysts said that private-sector job growth has settled into a more modest but steady pattern. Non-Farm Payrolls: Public and Private-Sector Job Growth Slower in December The Commerce Department reported 145,000 public and private-sector jobs added in December with...

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10 US Cities With Highest Mortgage Denial Rates

For many, owning property is seen as a rite of passage. At the same time, for most people, accomplishing this dream is largely dependent on the approval of a mortgage. For this reason, it is important for people to think carefully when deciding who to ask for a mortgage. Some cities have a higher mortgage approval rate than others. Identifying Problems With A Mortgage Application Before applying for a mortgage, it is important to think about the most common reasons why someone might be rejected. First, if someone has a debt to income ratio that is too high, they are more likely to be turned down for a mortgage. It is understandable that if someone already has too much debt, they are unlikely to be...

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What Is A Short Sale?

Nobody enters into a mortgage assuming they are going to fall short on their payments; however, life happens and borrowers might need a way out. In serious situations, lenders may elect to foreclose on homeowners who are unable to make their mortgage payments. Fortunately, there might be another way out. This is called a short sale. A short sale can be used to help homeowners who are struggling cater to those who are looking to buy a home. At the same time, there are risks to both parties. Therefore, there are a few important points to keep in mind. What Is The Structure Of A Short Sale? If someone owes more on their mortgage than the property would otherwise sell for, this is called a...

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