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Micro Apartments: Tiny Living Starts Trending Around the US

Good things come in small packages. Last least that’s the case with the shrinking apartments that are sweeping across major cities in the US. They’re called micro apartments, and they can be as small as 150 square feet – much smaller than your average studio apartment. These tiny units are the latest housing trend that’s […]

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Beyond Red and Green: 4 Modern Decorating Ideas for the Holidays

For decades, homeowners have covered their homes in the same two colors during the last month of the year. Greenery has long been used as the base color, with bold splashes of red to provide contrast. Colors like gold, silver, and white often creep in, but green and red almost always predominate. In recent years, […]

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Advantage: Home Ownership – You Can’t Build the Same Level of Wealth by Renting

Here’s some fat to chew on: the average net worth of a homeowner will be 45 times greater than that of a renter by next year! Sounds almost like an inconceivable difference, but it’s accurate. According to research conducted by the Federal Reserve as part of their Survey of Consumer Finances, the average wealth of […]

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Understand the Difference Between Base Rate and APR to Know What You’ll Really Be Paying

The interest rate that you’re being charged on your mortgage obviously has a huge effect on how much you’ll be paying every month. But you’ll probably notice that the base rate of your loan is different from the APR, or annual parentage rate. Why is that? Well, not only does the APR rate calculation include […]

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5 Questions to Ask When Interviewing Real Estate Agents

Buying or selling a home isn’t just like any other transaction – these are the big leagues, which means you need a tried-and-true slugger who will cover all the bases and make sure you walk out of the deal hassle-free and with money in your pocket. But not every real estate agent is created equal. […]

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Handmade Home: How Millennials Are Using Etsy to Decorate Their Homes

Social media has gradually invaded every area of life for baby boomers and Generation X. For the upcoming Millennial generation, however, technology has been in their lives for as long as they can remember. Younger Millennials were interacting with their parents’ smartphones when they were still in elementary school and texting by the time they […]

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5 Ways Real Estate Agents Save You Money When Selling Your Home

It’s understandable – after finally selling your home, it can be tough to fork over the commission fee to a real estate agent. But before you fall into the FSBO trap, consider one very important thing: real estate agents can actually save you money. That’s right. While a commission is due at the end of […]

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Using Crowdfunding as a Source of Financing Commercial Real Estate

After coming up with a business plan and doing some market research, traditional commercial investors typically shop their concept around to a variety of wealthy investors or financial institutions to gather up the funds needed to make the commercial investment come to life. At the end of the day, only a few key investors would […]

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Private Showings Vs. Open Houses: Which Wins?

On the prowl for new digs? Before you sign on the dotted line, you’re going to want to have a chance or two to scope out a few places in detail first. That means you’ll either want to schedule a private showing, or visit an open house. But which route should you take to find […]

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