Selling Your Home During the Holidays
Dec09

Selling Your Home During the Holidays

If you are hoping to ring in the New Year in a new home, the holidays may be the perfect time to put your current house on the market. While your own circumstances and the local real estate market play a major role in deciding when to list a house, listing during the holiday season is no longer considered taboo. In fact, listing a house during the holidays may actually be to your advantage. Below are three reasons to consider selling...

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7 Simple Steps To Sell Your House Faster
Nov11

7 Simple Steps To Sell Your House Faster

My parents are selling their home in Ohio. If you’re interested let me know, because their realtor can’t be bothered to help them through the fairly easy process. USA Today reports that the National Association of Realtors predicts the home selling market to flatten the next several months. If you’re trying to sell your home for more money, this could spell trouble. You’ll see a market which is more competitive and price pressures....

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Pay a Little Extra on Your Mortgage – What a Difference it Makes
Jul02

Pay a Little Extra on Your Mortgage – What a Difference it Makes

Could you adjust your budget and pay a little bit more toward your mortgage every month? Perhaps you can save a small amount and make a lump sum payment once per year? It might not seem like it, but paying a little bit extra can actually make quite a big difference over the length of your mortgage. It is possible to take years off the loan by simply paying a small amount more per month or making one extra payment per year. When you...

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6 Wacky Ways to Sell Your House Fast
Nov20

6 Wacky Ways to Sell Your House Fast

While I’m in Ohio kicking my family’s butt at board games over the holiday, Dominique Brown agreed to take over the reins for a day. Thanks, Dom!  For those of you who don’t know him from our podcast, Dominique Brown is a financial planner, landlord, personal finance blogger and video blogger. He is the owner of YourFinancesSimplified.com where he talks about everything from being a new father to his worst financial...

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Mortgages for a Young Borrower
Oct06

Mortgages for a Young Borrower

Thanks to RefinanceMortgageRates.org for the guest post! For a young adult, purchasing a home has many advantages. Home owners can quickly establish good credit, accumulate equity, build net worth, and create a sense of stability for themselves. Also, going through the process of buying property at a young age allows buyers to become familiar with a good long term asset class: real estate. However, before a young adult decides to...

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My Favorite Quirky College Saving Strategy
Aug14

My Favorite Quirky College Saving Strategy

My niece, Madeline, heads to the College of Charleston today. Good luck, Maddie! Sometimes people don’t want to invest in a 529 college savings plan. I understand that thinking. Once college is over, the investment is gone and what does mom or dad have to show for it? Hopefully you have an educated child with a good enough job to afford a really big house. They might even let you sleep in their guest room if you’re lucky. What if...

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