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Brave First Time Home Buyers Buy a Fixer Upper

Smart first time home buyers use a mortgage program that finances a professional to do all the work so they can enjoy the new home rather than wallowing in the weekend work. So what does the smart, brave buyer use? It’s called the FHA 203k. This mortgage option allows you to buy a home in […]

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Training Advice For Future Minnesota Home Inspectors

I always call people back to chat about this business and give the long answers to all of these questions; there is no such thing as licensing for home inspectors in Minnesota, so there is no ‘right’ answer to these questions. I’m happy to share my time chatting about this stuff, but I end up […]

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5 Reasons Your First Mortgage Should Be a Home Improvement Loan

Instead of making your first mortgage experience a frustrating one, turn it back into a great time full of dreams and possibilities. You can do this with home improvement loans like the FHA 203k and HomePath Renovation. These options can help you turn a fixer-upper into a diamond in the rough, eventually getting your dream […]

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Refinancing America 2012: Can the Obama Plan Fix the Housing Market?

One of the focuses of each of these plans is homeowners who pay their mortgage bills despite the fact that home values have dropped and many homes are now “underwater.” This means their values are below what’s owed to the bank. Many of these mortgages also have interest rates nearly double the current current interest […]

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10 Home Improvement Projects You Can Finance with FHA 203k

The FHA 203k can help finance required repairs as well as desired improvements whether you’re buying a house or you’re willing to refinance to pay for the work you want done. This home improvement loan option is great for first time home buyers, step-up buyers, refinancing homeowners and almost any other real estate category.

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A First Home Mortgage to End Your Renters Nightmare

Ever been in a renters nightmare? Lazy landlord…noisy neighbor…paying a stranger’s mortgage…everyone’s renters nightmare is different. Whether it’s the neighbors holding a kegger on a quiet Saturday afternoon or losing water pressure when your landlord doesn’t care, renting can certainly have its challenges.

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Facebook Check-In Marketing – Step 2

As I travel about my local market and perform home inspections I find myself repeatedly visiting the same neighborhoods each month. I recognized that each neighborhood has two identifying characteristics, a name and an address. Also, I noticed that the Facebook Mobile Device App has a feature that allows the user to record both types […]

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A Perspective on the Standard Sale vs the 203K Rehab Sale

I see firsthand the potential savings that lie just below the surface of the FHA 203K Loan program. The value appreciation and subsequent positive karma derived from wise investing creates joy in those who benefit, and the money isn’t bad either. As a 203K consultant I’m constantly

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