September 2017

Found 2 blog entries for September 2017.

Is it time to move on? Selling your home can be stressful. It can also be expensive and it can be hard to find a balance between paying money to increase the price and sell speed and cutting into the funds you need to buy your new home. In some cases, you may need to do work on the house for it to sell at all. Here are the eight biggest expenses to worry about. Some are unavoidable, some are optional extras but may end up being needed.

1. Commission and closing costs. Expect to pay around 6 percent of the sale price in commission - this covers both your agent and the buyers. You will also have to pay transfer taxes, notary fees, and any outstanding property taxes - this can be substantial and if you can move after taxes have been paid it can be

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Buying your first home is exciting. Many young people view homeownership as the definitive mark of adulthood, the final milestone on a decades-long journey. And while becoming a homeowner is cause for celebration, you'll want to ensure you keep your enthusiasm in check just a little while longer.

Keep a level head and you'll easily avoid these common mistakes first-time buyers make.

Don't View Your Home As An Investment

First-time buyers commonly think that they can invest everything they've saved into a home, fix it up, and then sell it for a large profit in a few years. However, a home is a fixed asset that is hard to sell off quickly. Economics professor Art Carden says that for people looking to start an investment, a stock or bond is a better

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