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Timehop: 70 years ago

This is one of the first listings taken by Mr. John A. Horning in 1946. It was listed for just $23,250! Today that same house has an estimated tax value of over $281,000! That’s a 1,121% increase in almost 70 …
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A Deal is a Deal is a Deal?

In the world of online shopping Cyber Monday reigns supreme. It is hard to find another day during the year that people can take advantage of the kinds of deals that are available during this Internet sensation.  But which deals …
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Time for an Increase in Short-Term Interest Rates?

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said the U.S. Central Bank may raise short-term interest rates at its mid-December meeting, but emphasized no decision has yet been made. This headline from the Wall Street Journal says it all. When I’m asked …
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Why Equity Matters

  It’s tempting to keep renting your residence because being a homeowner is perceived as being more expensive. But are you really saving by renting? Or are you actually costing yourself more in the long run? Recently, Freddie Mac wrote …
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Six Tips To Save To Buy A House

As interest rates are still low, the real estate market offers lots of opportunities to become a homeowner. However, what’s holding many people back is saving enough for a down payment. If you analyze your spending habits, you can determine …
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Millennials, Did You Know This About Down Payments?

Housing experts have done much research into why we don’t have more first-time home buyers entering the market. In looking at this issue, recent surveys of Millennials (the largest first-time home buyer pool in history) uncovered that 60% of these buyers believe …
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Shorewest Shares: First-Time Home Buyers Series — Negotiations and What You Should Expect

If you are a first-time home buyer getting ready to purchase a new house, negotiations are an important part of sealing the deal. But what can you expect? Here are some great tips on what to expect during a negotiation: …
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Wisconsin Mortgage Corporation Shares: Five Mortgage Mistakes To Avoid

Buying a home is the biggest purchase you will make in your life — it is also the largest monthly expense you will have. Yet, most people will do little preparation, negotiation, or shopping to get the best deal on …
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Four Mistakes to Avoid as a First-Time Home Buyer from Shorewest, REALTORS®

Navigating the home buying process as a first-time buyer can be difficult. Be sure to avoid these four mistakes as you prepare to buy your first home, and check out our four best tips for first-time home buyers. 1. Don’t …
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