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What Makes Your Property Value Go Down?

Like all other commodities, property values rise and fall according to supply and demand.  In an economy where most of the working-age people are employed, renters feel financially secure enough to buy their first home. Existing homeowners use their home equity to upgrade, so they put their home up for sale and buy a home that is closer to their dream home.  Retired homeowners often downgrade, move to a retirement community, or move to an area closer to their grown children.  And so it goes.  This is an economy that produces the movement of home sales, and the increased home prices reflect the home buying cycle.
 

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What Does a Title Company Do?

Home buying may bring you the excitement of something to call your own. It also takes many steps to protect you and any lender or mortgage company on which you...

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Is It Better to Take Out a Loan on a House or a Condo?

If you are looking to take out a loan for a new property, it can be overwhelming. After all, a loan on a house or a condo can be a great decision. However, it is crucial that you evaluate the pros and cons of each. That way you can get the loan for the type of home that suits your family’s needs. Here is what you should consider when embarking on this decision:

Pros and Cons of Taking Out a Mortgage for a Home in an HOA Community

As with most things in life, there are plenty of advantages and disadvantages to living in a community governed by a homeowners association (commonly abbreviated as HOA). Aside from lifestyle considerations, financial considerations are also important. Living in an association typically requires the payment of membership dues on a monthly or annual basis. Certain types of housing, such as condominiums, are almost always governed by an association while single-family homes are only part of an association some of the time.

 

Home Ownership Tips: The Top 10 Ways to Reduce Home Heating and Cooling Bills

Every homeowner knows that paying for a home goes beyond simply preparing a check for the mortgage on a monthly basis. You must set aside some money for upkeep, maintenance, as well as utilities like heating and cooling to make your home comfortable. In Texas, electricity bills are always high throughout the year and highest during summer. Therefore, homeowners in Texas are constantly looking for ways to cut back their energy consumption and bring down their heating and cooling bills. This guide will equip you with 10 actionable ways to lower your heating and cooling bills.

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The Top Three Security Concerns You Should Always Watch Out For When Buying A New Home

When you’re ready to buy a home, there are many concerns that can influence your decision and emotions can also play a big part in the process. However, one thing you should always pay attention to is the home’s criminal appeal. By paying attention to certain features, you’ll be better able to choose a safer home that won’t require significant changes to protect against invasions. Here are the three most important aspects to look at, when choosing a new home for your family.

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How to Boost Your Curb Appeal and Increase Home Equity

First Impressions – Give Your Home A Equity Boost

 

Let’s be honest, when you’re sitting in your car looking at houses, the ones who need some upkeep and have overgrown grass or trash in the yard are houses that you could never picture yourself living inside of and raising a family. It just isn’t that attractive. However, if you drove by that same house and noticed that the owners had repaired the roof, put a fresh coat of paint on, cleaned the yard, and cut the grass, it may actually look like an attractive opportunity. As humans, a lot of decisions are based on first impressions. Since time is money, you don’t want to waste your time on things that don’t leave a good impression. Making a couple of changes can give your home a equity boost.