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January 8, 2018

Asking the Seller for Repairs or Replacements

The hard part is over! You’ve found that nearly perfect home that your family has been looking for. You’ve made an offer and it’s been accepted, and now you’re settling into the nuts and bolts of getting to closing. If you’re like 95% of home buyers, you’ve had an inspection done because you want to make sure that your new home is as safe, reliable, and valuable as you hoped it would be. A certified home inspector will do a very thorough job of checking out the property from top to bottom, and it’s inevitable that they may find anywhere from a few minor things out of sorts, to a long laundry list of desperately needed repairs. If you’ve [...]

 
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January 8, 2018

Atlanta, Georgia Has One of the Nation’s Best Rental Income Prospects: Here’s Why

Ranked as the best city for new grads, Atlanta is garnering attention for its strong rental income prospects. How strong are they? Find out.
 
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January 8, 2018

How to Protect Yourself From Winter Claims Against Your Homeowner’s Insurance

Winter can be tough on homeowner's insurance policies. Learn how to protect yourself from common winter claims with these tips from Homes.com.
 
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January 5, 2018

The Pros and Cons of a Reverse Mortgage

We’ve all seen the ads on TV. Our favorite celebrities from the 70s and 80s telling us how reverse mortgages are a great way to add to retirement and eliminate monthly mortgage payments. And for some people, they can be an attractive option to consider depending upon your own personal situation. But they definitely aren’t right for everyone. A reverse mortgage is actually just a type of loan that allows homeowners to convert or effectively “sell back” a portion of their home’s equity to the bank for cash. Think of it like rolling back the clock on a regular mortgage. You’ll get cash for the value of the equity that you sell back, but you’ll [...]

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