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“What’s Included in a Home Inspection?” + 7 Things to Look For

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Doing a home inspection is a very important part of the home buying process. While looking at a property online or even during a walk-through might seem extensive enough, you don’t want to buy a property only to discover you’ll have to sink thousands more into repairs. (Read about my renovation story here.) Home inspectors […]

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How Does Refinancing a Mortgage Work? Well, Here’s What You Need to Know

Are you thinking about refinancing your mortgage but don’t know where to start? Are you a little iffy because you’re wondering how does refinancing a mortgage work?  Maybe you’re just overwhelmed with information, or you feel like you’re missing out because it seems like everyone is refinancing their mortgages this year. With a ton of […]

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I made my first real estate investment with no money. Five Years Later I Sold and Made $150,000

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Many of you have been following my (long, horrifying, exhausting) home buying journey on this site over the last five years and we’re about to come to the exciting conclusion! For those just tuning in on what happened with my first real estate investment, and how I started real estate investing with no money, here […]

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Closing Day Demystified – Here’s What Really Happens

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LB Note: This week’s post is a syndication of a piece I wrote for HouseLogic and The National Association of Realtors.  This article has been lovingly republished with permission.  After all of the components of the home buying process — negotiations, appraisals, inspections, and insurance — it’s very exciting to (finally) get to closing. But do you […]

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5 Baby Steps You Can Take Today to Prep Your Finances for a Home Purchase

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LB Note: This week’s post is a syndication of a piece I wrote for HouseLogic and The National Association of Realtors.  This article has been lovingly republished with permission.    Preparing your finances for home ownership begins the day someone decides they actually want to buy a home. After all, saving for a down payment doesn’t just […]

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