Tag Archive: real estate

Will Investing in Real Estate Get You the Best Return?

May 12, 2015 by 2 Comments

Whether you’re building personal wealth or planning your retirement, a savings account isn’t going to offer the return you need for a comfortable lifestyle. A savings account provides a safe place to park your money, but even if you choose a high-yield savings option, such as a certificate of deposit or a money market account,... View Article

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Raleigh, NC Mortgage Rates and Real Estate Overview

October 10, 2014 by Leave a comment

When Sir Walter Raleigh founded a tiny colony on Roanoke Island in the late 1500s, he’d never have guessed that five hundred years later a thriving, technologically advanced, North American city would one day bear his name. But that’s exactly what happened in the years following 1792 when representatives of the state of North Carolina... View Article

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Omaha, NE Mortgage Rates and Real Estate Overview

October 8, 2014 by Leave a comment

“Put your drinks up for Nebraska,” sings Lady Gaga on her song Yoü and I. If you’ve ever been there, you’ll know there’s more to America’s heartland than corn, hills and the occasional farmhouse. Omaha has a great music scene, is one of the fastest growing cities in the country and has family friendly suburbs... View Article

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Should you rent or buy? A new map helps answer this question

September 29, 2014 by Leave a comment

Whether it’s a challenging roommate, a long commute, or marriage (just to name a few reasons) at some point many of us decide to stop renting and take the plunge of purchasing a home. The housing market continues recovering from its 2008 crash and home prices are rising although they’re not quite back to normal.... View Article

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Pembroke Pines, FL Mortgage Rates and Real Estate Overview

September 17, 2014 by Leave a comment

The official motto of the city of Pembroke Pines, Florida is “Join Us, Progress with Us”.  Replace “Progress” with “Play” and it might sound a bit closer to the truth; Pembroke Pines has produced many athletes, such as New York Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor, San Francisco 49er’s running back Frank Gore and Los Angeles Dodgers... View Article

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When buying a house, should I use my gross income or net income to determine what I can afford?

September 3, 2014 by 2 Comments

There’s a big difference between your gross income and your net income. Your gross income is the money you earn each month before taxes are removed. Your net income is that same income after taxes are removed. No surprise, your net monthly income is usually much lower than your gross monthly income. When it’s time to buy... View Article

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Is It Really Better to Buy a Home When Interest Rates Are Low?

September 1, 2014 by Leave a comment

With interest rates still low, many people remain interested in purchasing a home whether it’s their first one or second. The cost of doing so can be affordable and in a recent North Shore Bank/GMAR Home Affordability Report, shoppers in the second quarter could still buy a home with a small monthly payment as compared to late in... View Article

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