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Avoid Overpaying for Your Home Avoid Overpaying for Your Home

By Derren Peters

With few exceptions, every real estate transaction features a seller who wants to make as much money as possible, and a buyer equally motivated to save just as much money. In this way, real estate is no different than any other type of business. To avoid being one of the unfortunate souls to overpay for a home you could have acquired for less (perhaps much less), keep these tips in mind during each step of your adventures in the real estate market.

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What Not to Do Before Buying a Home What Not to Do Before Buying a Home

By Derren Peters

Congratulations, you have decided to buy a house. Remember, though, that a house needs financing, and getting it is becoming harder and hard. Here is a list of things to avoid doing in order to get approved from a bank so you can buy a home

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Evaluating the Asking Price of a House Evaluating the Asking Price of a House

By Jynette DeMarco

This article explains how a seller determines an asking price. It then describes how this price is sometimes different than the true market price of the house and how a buyer should calculate their offering price.

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Foreclosure Investing Foreclosure Investing

By Jynette DeMarco

There are obvious financial savings that come with investing in a foreclosed house. However, there are also hidden costs and risks that might arise. This article compares the risks and the rewards of foreclosure investing.

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Two Strategies for Debt Reduction Two Strategies for Debt Reduction

By Derren Peters

Whether you're planning to start a family, buy a house, or make any other large investment in the near future, yet have a significant amount of debt, you'll need to take a look at strategies for debt deduction. Here are two of the most popular strategies for debt reduction that you can do on your own.

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Tips on picking a vacation home Tips on picking a vacation home

Getting or renting a vacation home is a great idea. To improve your experience make sure that you know who to contact in the case of an emergency, pay with a safe method like a credit card, and make sure you see the location of your property.

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What If The Appraisal Comes Back Low? What If The Appraisal Comes Back Low?

By Derren Peters

You negotiated the price, drew up all the contracts, and bought champagne for the closing. Then the appraisal came back lower than the sale price. Now what?

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How to avoid Foreclosure Rescue and Mortgage Modification Scams How to avoid Foreclosure Rescue and Mortgage Modification Scams

By Christina Kelley

Scams often promise to save you from foreclosure. Con artists often know who is falling behind on their mortgages, since mortgage lenders are required to publish notices before foreclosing on homes and private firms compile and sell lists of foreclosed properties to distressed borrowers.

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