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With the 203k Loan Home Buyers Can Overbid on a HUD Owned Home

 
With the 203k Loan Home Buyers Can Overbid on a HUD Owned Home

A recent change in the housing market has flown under the radar. It's time to talk about this change from the U.S. Department of Housing (HUD) in relation to HUD-owned homes, FHA loans and over-bidding.

A Step-by-Step Guide to Buying Land

 
A Step by Step Guide to Buying Land

Owning raw land is sensible if you do not need to have an immediate profit from it. You can always build on it later should you decide to live on it, or else erect a home on it and rent it out. Raw land makes financial sense if you buy it in locations where there is cheap land and you either pay cash or take out an inexpensive loan.  On the other side of the coin, where the land is expensive to buy, such as in the cities or else very popular vacation areas it is far wiser to erect a structure for receiving a source of income. In relation to the value of the property, the cost is negligible as the rental generated could cover costs and provide a good income in an area were there is a high demand for housing.

First Time Landlord Tips and Guidelines

 
First Time Landlord Tips and Guidelines plans

One of the greatest ways of obtaining a steady income from a property is to rent one or several out to tenants and reap the benefits from such arrangements. Before one can become a successful landlord however, you will need to be properly prepared for it the right way. The following tips will give you the basics of what you need to know to make things happen:

What are the Steps to Buying a First Home?

 
What are the Steps to Buying a First Home

Once you arrive at a decision about buying your first home, you will want to get on with it right away. Before you can pack up to move into your very own home, there are steps that you will need to follow.

5 Spring Lawn Care Tips for the First Home

 
Free Guide for Managing Your Home Improv

It's your first home, and your first spring after a long winter. Are you ready for what it takes to end up with a lush, green lawn? One you walk around in with your bare feet, enjoying your very own home and yard for the first time? These 5 tips for for spring lawn care will help get you on the right track, on a level playing field with your neighbors.

The First Home: A Moving Schedule for Less Stress

 
The First Home A Moving Schedule for Less Stress

It's the day that every first time home buyer or homeowner dreads: moving day. Whether people like it or not, the time inevitably comes for most to move out of their current home and into a new home. Maybe your family is growing and you need more space, or you and your spouse are aging and need less space. Whatever the reason is, moving is a part of life.

Get a Grip: 5 Ways to Take Control of Your Home Improvement Project

 
Get a Grip 5 Ways to Take Control of Your Home Improvement Project

A home improvement project in your house can be incredibly stressful and most people put off a big change such as creating an extension or knocking down walls because they don’t want the inconvenience of dealing with builders or architects.

5 Steps to Buying Your First Home

 
5 Steps to Buying Your First Home credit

Buying a first home is a thrilling prospect. It is a long-term and large financial commitment so it's important to understand what is required and be well prepared . The following are the first steps you will need to follow when buying your first home.

5 Necessary Steps in Cleaning Your Home after a Flood

 
5 Necessary Steps in Cleaning Your Home after a Flood

Floods have a way of causing catastrophic destruction when they happen. Nothing can prepare you to withstand the heartache you experience when your home gets inundated. With so many things running through your mind simultaneously, it is very difficult to decide what you should salvage and what you should leave behind.  

Expanding Family: Do You Stay in Your First Home and Build On?

 
Expanding Family Do You Stay in Your First Home and Build On

Many adults will buy the first home with at least one child in mind when starting a family. The extra bedroom can be set up early as a nursery to ensure that baby has its own room when the time comes. After the first child, a second could be in your future. While the one bedroom can be converted to hold two children, there will come a time when each child may need his or her own space. This is especially true if you have two children of opposite sexes.

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