Jean Folger, Contributor
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I'm a meticulous researcher and writer with 15+ years of experience. I cover a lot of personal finance topics to help people make better choices so they have more money and time to spend on the things that matter most.
In between writing gigs, I love to travel off the beaten path so I can interact with local communities and cultures. I've learned that people all around the world love their children, want to work hard, and enjoy a good joke.
In the past, I've been a real estate broker, English teacher, and a trip leader for an adventure travel company.
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How to Prepare for an Open House
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What Is Pari Passu in Commercial Real Estate?
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Tax Treatment of Renovations
Before you make any repairs or renovations to your investment property, be sure you understand if you can deduct or depreciate the expense.Read More
Real Estate Abbreviations and Acronyms
The real estate industry is full of abbreviations that can leave you guessing. Find out what all those initials and acronyms really mean.Read More
How to Buy a House Remotely
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The Foreclosure Process in 5 Steps
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What Is a Qualified Intermediary?
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