May 2012

There are 3 blog entries for May 2012.

Real estate has proven to be a good investment for owners.  Over the years, Real Estate experts and professionals alike have studied the benefits of investing in Real Estate.  Let's look at some of the benefits that were cited.

Ownership

This is the more obvious one.  Owning a property instead of renting, in the long run pays off.  Just think, instead of giving money each month to a landlord that is either using it to pay the mortgage or pocketing it because the property is paid off, you can pay your own mortgage on a property that you own.  Sure that means you don't have anyone to call if something needs to be fixed, though whatever it is you are fixing is also an asset you own.

Return on Investment

Generally speaking, history has proved that

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So you've decided to buy some property, congratulations!  This is both an exciting and rewarding experience.  Now all you need is the money to actually purchase it.  Don't fret, it's not as overwhelming as it may seem.  There are a few basics to get you started on the right track and into the home of your dreams.

The first step in the mortgage process is finding out how much you can afford.  Contacting a mortgage associate and filling out an application is how you do this.  You will be asked to supply a few pieces of key information such as your social security number to run a credit report, and employment information revealing how much you make and how long you have been at your job.  You may also need to supply the last 2 years of tax returns. 

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Buying a home is one of the most important decisions you and your family will make in life.  So it goes without saying, the Realtor you choose to help with such an important decision needs to be someone you can trust.  Though how do you determine this?  Below are some guidelines to help you choose a Realtor with confidence.

Check Out Their Credentials

First and foremost, check out your Realtor's credentials.  Most professional Realtors have websites which make it easy for you to get information on the their background, experience, areas of coverage, and even specific listings. Do your research and pick out a couple you are interested in speaking to further

Make Contact and Ask Questions

This part is like interviewing.  You have already checked out

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