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April 4th, 2018 at 11:00 am

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Like living by the rules? Then a home in a community governed by a homeowners association (HOA) could be the place for you. If you’re not a fan of being told what you can and can’t do with your residence, an HOA is probably not going to suit your style. (more…)

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March 28th, 2018 at 2:00 pm

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You’ve undoubtedly heard of Bitcoin, the global cryptocurrency that is bought and sold through virtual trading exchanges. Although more individuals and companies are venturing into selling goods and services with Bitcoin, buying real estate with cryptocurrency is not yet one of them. (more…)

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February 28th, 2018 at 2:30 pm

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The number 8 is a symbol of good luck for Chinese buyers, because when spoken in Cantonese it sounds like the word “prosperity,” and often listings that have at least one number 8 in their price prove to be more popular.

The number 18, when spoken out loud in Cantonese, sounds like the phrase “I want to be very wealthy.” Which is why it’s no surprise that now in 2018, the Year of the Dog, real estate professionals are forecasting that this will also be a year of the deal for Chinese property buyers. (more…)

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February 28th, 2018 at 1:30 pm

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That lease you signed a year ago is finally up and there’s a nice little down payment stashed at the bank. The landlord is OK with you going month-to-month and you have even been in contact with a mortgage broker, who got you preapproved for a loan.

In short, all the hard work has paid off and it’s time to stop throwing money away in the form of rent every month. But how long will it take to find a home and move in? And how much notice should you give the landlord? (more…)

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January 25th, 2018 at 11:30 am

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It’s almost the end of January, and many of us are still trying (possibly failing) to fulfill our resolutions for the year.

Instead of holding on to unrealistic resolutions, try setting a personal goal for yourself: Make 2018 the year you buy a home or the year you set yourself up to buy one next spring. (more…)

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