Articles - Real Estate Basics

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How to Appeal Property Taxes

Oct 03, 2019

Don’t resign yourself to a horrendously high property tax bill when you have the option to appeal it.

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3 Reasons to Get a 15-Year Mortgage

Oct 21, 2019

There are several benefits to getting a 15-year mortgage instead of a 30-year mortgage.

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6 Ways to Finance Real Estate Investments

Oct 07, 2019

Need to borrow money for a real estate investment? Here's how you can.

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How to Get Down Payment Assistance When Buying a Home

Nov 09, 2019

There are thousands of down payment assistance programs available to homebuyers. Learn how to get down payment assistance when buying a home and how down payment assistance programs work.

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How Much Do I Really Need to Invest in Real Estate?

Oct 21, 2019

Forget the "creative" ways of financing rental properties -- here’s a reality check.

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The Ins and Outs of USDA Home Loans

Oct 05, 2019

USDA home loans can be an option for low-income borrowers without a down payment

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What Is A Negative Interest Rate Mortgage?

Oct 03, 2019

We’re seeing negative interest rates in many parts of the world. Could they come to the U.S.?

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9 Red Flags When Shopping for an Investment Property

Oct 08, 2019

Don't fall into a trap -- here are some things you don't want to see in an investment property.

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The Best Way to Invest in Real Estate Right Now

Oct 13, 2019

Take a look at seven ways to invest in real estate.

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What Is a Foreclosure?

Nov 06, 2019

Foreclosures are bad for owners, but potentially good for buyers.

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Real Estate 101: Know the Legal Costs of a Real Estate Deal

Oct 24, 2019

Know what to expect and who to call when evaluating an investment property.