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4 Signs a Property is Worth Investing in

A real estate investment is only as good as the property you invest in. Make the wrong purchasing decision, and you’ll have a much tougher time making a decent profit than you would if you had bought into a better property.

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Low Down Payment Options to Consider

Owning a home no longer has to remain a dream for any Americans, thanks to the changes that have taken place in the mortgage lending realm over the recent past. Coming up with a decent-sized down payment has long been a thorn in the side of would-be homebuyers. But these days, there are plenty of low down payment options available that can help turn the dream of homeownership into reality.

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4 Ways to Keep the Value of Your Investment Condo Up

Buying and renting out real estate is a tried-and-true way to develop wealth over time. Not only can you build equity in the property simply through appreciation over time, the rent collected can cover the carrying costs.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Best US Cities For New Grads to Find Work

It’s that time of year – a plethora of college kids are graduating, and are trading in their caps and gowns for jobs and rent. While the thought of having to find a job might sound intimidating, new grads can rest easy knowing that they’re entering an improved job market. In fact, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, 11% more grads from the class of 2016 will be hired compared to last year.

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5 Signs of a Shady Landlord

Depending on where you live, you might find it tough to land a great rental unit that fits within your budget and meets all your needs. But even when you find a place that’s located in an awesome location and seems like an affordable deal, it can be a total nightmare if you wind up stuck with a terrible landlord. Sure, many landlords are awesome, but some are not. In fact, some are downright shady, and even break the law when it comes to screening renters and dealing with them on a regular basis.

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The Ins and Outs of Private Mortgage Insurance

Can’t come up with 20% for a down payment? Be prepared to pay for private mortgage insurance (PMI). Borrowers who are applying for a conventional mortgage and aren’t able to come up with a sizeable down payment towards a home purchase will have this additional fee tacked onto their mortgage payments. This is in addition to others like interest, escrow and taxes.

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Will Your Student Loan Affect Your Chances of Getting a Mortgage?

Still got massive student loan debt on the books? Join the 43 million other borrowers who do too. And among all the millennials who are still chipping away at their student loan debt, over one-third of them plan on buying a home within the next five years. But with all that debt still to be paid off, is getting a mortgage and purchasing a property a futile endeavor?

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8 Things You Should Know About Living in a HOA Community

When you buy a condo, townhouse, or any other type of property in a planned development, you’re bound to the rules of the Homeowners’ Association (HOA). While you might have already known that rules existed when you bought, you likely never gave them a second thought, until there’s a problem.

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California’s Housing Affordability is Recovering

Finally, some relief is on the horizon for homebuyers in California. According to the California Association of Realtors (CAR), 22 out of 29 counties in the Golden State experienced an improvement in housing affordability over the first quarter of 2016 compared to the same time last year, thanks to higher wages and a slight decrease in home prices.

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