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Thinking of Selling? The Market Needs Your Listing!!

Thinking of Selling? The Market Needs Your Listing!! | Simplifying The MarketThe housing market is really heating up and buyer demand is dramatically increasing as we enter the spring season. However, one challenge to the current market is a major shortage of inventory. Below are a few comments made in the last month by industry experts.

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The Top Reasons Why Americans Buy Homes

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The Top Reasons Why Americans Buy Homes| Simplifying The MarketLast week, the inaugural “Homebuyer Insights Report” was released by the Bank of America. The report revealed the reasons why consumers purchase homes and what their feelings are regarding homeownership.

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The 4 Boring Secrets to Accumulating Wealth

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The secret is that it’s all really common sense in your approach. Start saving when you are young. We all know this can be tough. Young adults often have student loan debt, want to buy their first home, and retirement … Continue reading

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4 Main Points on how to choose a Financial Advisor

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Credit: Dennis Jarvis Choosing a financial advisor can be a daunting proposition. Today, we’ll tackle some of the biggest questions and points that one should take into account during your search! What kind of licensing does the advisor have? A … Continue reading

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What is a Leading Economic Indicator and Why is it Important?

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Often, investing terms can make you feel like you are lost in a maze of strange vocabulary. Today I thought I’d tackle one that people talk about on the news frequently. Leading Economic Indicators A leading economic indicator is a … Continue reading

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USDA Loans

USDA Loans The USDA changed rules in 2009 that makes millions of Americans eligible for its rural mortgage programs. The American dream of home ownership has become more difficult as families struggle to come up with the 20% down payment that many conventional … Continue reading

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FHA Loans

FHA Loans FHA loans have been helping people become homeowners since 1934. Some benefits of FHA loans are: Low down payments Low closing costs Easy credit qualifying What does FHA have for you? Buying your first home?FHA might be just what you need. Your down payment can be … Continue reading

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What every working person needs to know about their 401k and in-service distributions

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          Credit: wsilver This post is so important I felt the need to use a cute puppy photo to entice you to click on it. Seriously, I have no shame. None at all. You really need … Continue reading

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Ten Practical Steps You Can Take to Control Your Divorce Fees and Costs

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Ten Practical Steps You Can Take to Control Your Divorce Fees and Costs Guest Post by Sonya F. Johnson CPA/ABV, CFF As a financial expert, I have seen fees and costs spiral out of hand in the majority of divorce … Continue reading

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The Most Affordable Mortgage In Today’s Economy

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        Just recently I heard FHA proposed another fee increase. Last year FHA increased their mortgage insurance premiums. On the 30 year mortgage product the mortgage insurance is now for 30 years unless you refinance out or sell … Continue reading

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3 Key Points for Determining Life Insurance Needs

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  Life insurance is not a fun topic.  It means that someone has kicked the bucket or you are planning on someone kicking the bucket. Usually people don’t like to dwell on if they have enough insurance.  But let’s be … Continue reading

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Divorce and Retirement Plans

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    Divorce and Retirement Plans When getting a divorce, it’s common that the bulk of the assets that need to be divided are housed in retirement plans. Special paperwork needs to be drawn if monies are to come out … Continue reading

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