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Want To Increase Your Family’s Wealth? Here’s How!

Everyone should realize that unless you are living somewhere rent-free, you are paying a mortgage – either yours or your landlord’s. Buying your own home provides you with a form of ‘forced savings’ that allows you to use your monthly housing costs to increase your family’s wealth.

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Every month that you pay your mortgage, you are paying off a portion of the debt that you took on to purchase your home. Therefore, you own a little bit more of your home every month in the form of home equity. As your home’s value increases, you also gain home equity.

Every quarter, Pulsenomics surveys a nationwide panel of over 100 economists, real estate experts, and investment and market strategists. They are asked to project how

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Is Your House Priced To Sell Immediately (PTSI)?

In today’s real estate market, with more houses coming to market every day and eager buyers searching for their dream home, setting the right price for your house is one of the most important things you can do.

What's Your Home Worth?

According to CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index, home values have risen at over 6% a year over the past two years, but have started to slow to 4.4% over the last 12 months. By this time next year, CoreLogicpredicts that home values will be 4.6% higher.

With prices slowing from their previous pace, homeowners must realize that pricing their homes a little OVER market value to leave room for negotiation will actually dramatically decrease the number of buyers who will see their listing! (see the chart below)Is Your House Priced To Sell Immediately (PTSI)? | Keeping Current Matters

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Sooner or later, most of us will find ourselves in the middle of a real estate transaction. We could be buying, selling, or inheriting real property. Or, we could be involved in a real estate dispute involving easement, for instance. Whether you’re a property owner, investor, developer, or a tenant, you will need a basic understanding of real estate law when dealing with issues related to real property.

Here are some of the things you need to know about real estate law.

Real estate law

Real estate law is usually defined as a branch of civil law that governs who may possess, use, and enjoy land and all its permanent man-made attachments.

In the United States, real estate law requirements vary considerably from state to state. That’s because all

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Moving in with a loved one is often a big step in a relationship, and it can be a stressful time even if you’re excited about the process. Figuring out how to merge your belongings with ease and how to agree on ways to decorate your place are just two aspects of the move; you’ll also need to work out a budget and stick to it. Fortunately, there are several ways you can make your new place a home without spending a ton of money. Think about the layout of the house and how you can use natural light to your advantage, measure before the move so you’ll know which pieces of furniture will fit best, and decide on paint colors that will boost a room’s appeal.

Of course, these are all things you’ll want to think about ahead of time.

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For an ordinary citizen, the practice of law, by nature, is a rather complex one. To navigate the ins and outs and the twists and turns of the legal world, we will always need a skilled and experienced attorney to guide us.

Nowhere is this truer than in the world of real estate. It doesn’t matter if you’re buying a home for the first time or fighting off a foreclosure; real estate law covering various transactions can make your head spin, and only a lawyer well-versed in the wide variety of fields it encompasses can help you protect your interests.

Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or a seasoned and serious investor, you can be sure that having a real estate attorney by your side can make facing zoning problems and ordinances, ironing out

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Why Homeownership Matters Now More Than Ever

Study after study shows that no matter what generation Americans belong to, the vast majority believe that homeownership is an important part of their American Dream. The benefits of homeownership can be broken into two main categories: financial and non-financial (often referred to as emotional or social reasons.)

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For Americans approaching retirement age, one of the greatest benefits to homeownership is the added net worth they have been able to achieve simply by paying their mortgage!

The Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University focused on homeowners and renters over the age of 65. Their study revealed that the difference in net worth between homeowners and renters at this age group was actually

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Are you planning on Buying a Home in Davenport FL?  Here is some exciting news!

Polk County school board members got their first look at plans for a new high school in Davenport, which will be located on 60 acres next to the Davenport School of the Arts.

BARTOW — Polk County School Board members got their first look this week at plans for a new high school in Davenport, which will be located on 60 acres next to the Davenport School of the Arts and is scheduled to open in August 2021.

District Assistant Superintendent of Facilities and Operations Angela Usher said she and her team visited high schools in the state that meet the prototype of their needs, saying Weeki Wachee High School in Hernando County was closest to what they would like.

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Buying a home is often one of the most expensive endeavors one will take throughout their life, so it’s not surprising that saving for a down payment remains a major hurdle for many Floridians on their path to homeownership. But although a 20 percent down payment is considered ideal, it’s not actually as common as you might think, nor is it a necessity to buying a home.

The majority (52 percent) of buyers put down less than 20 percent on their new home.

Typically, you have to put between 3 and 20 percent of your home’s sale price down in cash to qualify for a conventional loan (30-year fixed mortgage), but there are exceptions. If you meet eligibility guidelines, you might qualify for a home loan with a  zero-down payment through Veterans Affairs

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As more and more baby boomers enter retirement age, the question of whether or not to sell their homes and move will become a hot topic. In today’s housing market climate, with low available inventory in the starter and trade-up home categories, it makes sense to evaluate your home’s ability to adapt to your needs in retirement.  Should you have to relocate to Davenport or just move down the street it's a question most of us will face. 

According to the National Association of Exclusive Buyers Agents (NAEBA), there are 7 factors that you should consider when choosing your retirement home.1

1. Affordability

“It may be easy enough to afford your home today but think long-term about your monthly costs. Account for property taxes, insurance,

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