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Top-of-the-Class Neighborhood
Posted on: November 2016
They say there’s no substitute for a quality education. But the quality of an education will greatly depend on the caliber of the school, and typically the best public schools are located within the finest school districts. The lesson to be learned here? Purchase a home in a... read more


The Female Home Financing Advantage
Posted on: November 2016
Men may earn higher wages than women, on average, but they’re not as good at managing that money – at least when it comes to mortgages, new research shows. A new report from Washington, D.C.-based Urban Institute indicates that single female borrowers perform better than single... read more


The 411 on PMI
Posted on: November 2016
If you want to be a homeowner, you’ll need a mortgage, you’ll need insurance, and you may even need mortgage insurance – often called PMI, or “private mortgage insurance.” If you need it, you’ll be responsible for paying for it, despite the fact that this type... read more


For What It’s Worth
Posted on: November 2016
What happens when wages grow quicker than what homes are worth? Good things for the real estate market, say the experts. A recent report by Zillow indicates that earnings are now outpacing home values for the first time in five years: consider that, in 2015, incomes grew 5.3 percent and 5.4... read more


A Safety-First Open Door Policy
Posted on: November 2016
Listing your property for sale begins the exciting process of marketing and exhibiting your home to prospective buyers in the hopes of scoring a quicker-than-expected sale at a desirable price. But doing so can also attract undesirables to your address who may show up to your open house events... read more


Taking Inventory of the Housing Supply
Posted on: October 2016
The law of supply and demand dictates that, when the former is low and the latter is high, prices rise, along with disappointment on the demand side. In real estate, this scenario is referred to as a “seller’s market,” resulting in owners with homes for sale often getting top... read more


A Study-Ready Home Away from Home
Posted on: October 2016
Most families that send a child away to college face two costly housing choices: either commit to a dorm room or other university-owned residence, or lease an apartment, condo or house on or off campus. In both scenarios, the associated expenses will never be recouped, and each option can be... read more


6 Tips to Set the Perfect Stage
Posted on: October 2016
“All the world’s a stage,” Shakespeare famously wrote. And that adage certainly applies to a home for sale. With the right staging techniques, you can win the audition with prospective buyers watching from the front row. Home staging involves carefully prepping a listed... read more


Don’t Let Student Loans Hold You Back
Posted on: September 2016
Your left hand clutches a freshly minted college degree with pride. Your other hand yearns to grab the deed to your first home, standing tantalizingly ahead with an open door inviting you forward. But there’s a ball and chain around your ankle preventing you from moving ahead. It’s... read more


Property Partnering Pitfalls
Posted on: September 2016
Falling in love with a property at the same time you’re falling in love with a partner? Be careful before jumping into a home purchase with a boyfriend or girlfriend, say the experts. That combination could end up breaking your heart and your wallet if you’re not well... read more


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