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The Advantages to Owning Decatur Rental Property

Posted by Gary Meier // September 10, 2018

Decatur Rental Property

Many people are interested in taking on a new approach to savings and investments. Decades ago more people were more likely to simply invest money into traditional investment sources. But now many people are thinking about entering the real estate investment game. And, rightly so. There are a lot of advantages that come with owning […]

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The New Rules for Home Buyers

Posted by Gary Meier // August 6, 2018

Home Buyers

When it comes to buying a new place, the rules have changed for home buyers. For the first time, studies show that the median home price has pushed above $250,000. On top of that, inventory remains far short of buyer demand. So what does this mean for home buyers? You must be ready for higher […]

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8 Things Home Buyers Must Notice to Avoid Buying a Lemon

Posted by Gary Meier // July 9, 2018

Home Buyers

There are wonderful homes available for home buyers to buy and there are some real duds.  Many homeowners want to sell their home because they are not up to the task of renovating or fixing problems that the home has.  This means that home buyers have to be wary that a homeowner is not downplaying […]

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When Working From Home Goes Bad : 5 Ways the Self-Employed Mess Up Their Taxes

Posted by Gary Meier // June 25, 2018


Working from home opens up a lot of freedom in a self-employed individual’s schedule.  They can knock out work in the early morning before the children get up or even late at night after the day has calmed down.  They are their own boss and get to decide when and where to work. While this […]

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How to Find Emerging Neighborhoods BEFORE They Pop

Posted by Gary Meier // May 28, 2018


The hottest neighborhoods always come with a steep price. They are the most desirable places for people to live so it isn’t always easy to get into it. One way to play the game though is to watch for the neighborhoods that are up and coming, and buy into them before everyone else has caught […]

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4 Financial Factors Homebuyers Must Pay Attention To

Posted by Gary Meier // April 30, 2018


Potential homebuyers who have started to look at houses should take a moment to consider their finances. Without a good financial base, homebuyers can quickly get themselves into trouble after making a purchase. Some overestimate what they can get from a lender, while others cannot secure a mortgage at all. It is important to pay […]

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Calculating the Additional Costs of Homeownership

Posted by Gary Meier // March 19, 2018


Before you buy your first house you need to build up a savings account. Most people understand that homeownership will require a down payment to secure a mortgage, but many first-time home buyers fail to understand how much it really costs to own a home. Below are some of the costs that come with homeownership. […]

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How Home Buyers Can Steer Through a Competitive Market

Posted by Gary Meier // March 5, 2018

Home Buyers

In today’s seller market, the competition for home buyers who want to buy a home is fierce. On average, homes are selling within three weeks. This means that when a home is listed, it leaves home buyers little time to find the home, bid on it, and win the bid. This is driving up the […]

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7 Ways A Buyer Can Speed Up the Mortgage Process

Posted by Gary Meier // January 8, 2018


Many homeowners are on a deadline when they are trying to close on a mortgage. They are in the process of moving out of their old apartment or house and want to get into the new place as soon as possible. The good news is there are ways close on a mortgage faster. The bad […]

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Don’t Make These 5 Mistakes When Buying a Short Sale

Posted by Gary Meier // December 25, 2017

Short Sale

A short sale can be the solution that homebuyers are looking for when searching for a sale. They often sell for below market value and avoid some of the issues that foreclosed homes have. However, it doesn’t mean that you should just rush into the deal without proper consideration. Here are 5 common mistakes that […]

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