Author Archives: Casey Sullivan

9 Strategies to Handle Home Maintenance Costs

Maintenance is an important part of home ownership. Improper care compromises the safety of your property and can result in big repair bills. Include these strategies in your maintenance plan to reduce your out-of-pocket costs. Continue reading

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Loan Servicing Companies

What happens when you suddenly get a notice to pay your mortgage to a company you may have never heard of? How do you determine if this is a legitimate request or a scam? Continue reading

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5 Ways To Find Properties For Sale That Are Not Listed Yet

Real estate agents, who are successful, know that getting listings is the life energy of their business. It is boring to sit around waiting for a new client to call. It is expensive to spend extraordinary amounts of money on general advertising to get listings. Clever real estate people learn how to find properties for sale before they are listed. Continue reading

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – May 20th, 2019

Last week’s economic reports included readings from the National Association of Home Builders on housing market conditions, housing starts and building permits issued. Consumer sentiment was reported along with weekly readings on mortgage rates and new jobless claims. Continue reading

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Inexpensive Curb Appeal Tips That Work

No doubt you’ve been told that curb appeal will help sell your home. But if money is short you’ll need to do some curb appeal on a budget tricks. Continue reading

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NAHB: May Home Builder Confidence Hits Highest Level in 7 Months

The National Association of Home Builders reported the highest builder confidence reading in seven months for May. May’s reading exceeded expectations for an index reading of 64 and rose three points to 67. Continue reading

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Can I Sell A House That Still Needs Repairs?

When you started thinking about putting your house up for sale, you probably made a list of repairs that need to be done ahead of time. If that list was long, you might be at a point where you’re asking if it’s all worth it. Will prospective buyers really notice the little things? And even if they do, will that affect how much you’re able to get for your home? Continue reading

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – May 13th, 2019

Last week’s economic news included readings on job openings and inflation. Weekly reports on mortgage rates and first-time jobless claims were also released. Continue reading

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The Benefits Of Developing A Multi-Use Property

Renovations that create a multi-use property or the development of a new multi-use project can be a very attractive investment especially in urban areas that are undergoing redevelopment. The concept of multi-use is to make the most of the site that is revitalized or developed. Continue reading

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Case-Shiller: February Home Price Growth Rate Slowest in 6.50 Years

Home price growth slowed in February according to the Case-Shiller 20-City Home Price Index. Home price growth hit its lowest rate in more than six years; this indicates that the roaring growth of home prices is settling and could provide opportunities for more would-be buyers to enter the housing market. Continue reading

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