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Tips For Buyers Looking For A New Area

Buying a home to live in has a different set of requirements and priorities to purchasing an investment property for rental income. Often homebuyers new to property or real estate investing have their ‘own home’ goggles on when assessing rental properties for sale so they end up buying a home that’s not right for renters […]

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The Practical Side To Finding Your Dream Home

We all have the idea of finding a dream home. When you’re young, you’ll often think about your future and when you do, you will visualize a home. And what you actually visualize will often be very personal. What you consider to be your dream home will be so different from what your friends or […]

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What to Expect in a Building Inspection When Buying a Property

A building inspection aka ‘home inspection’ or ‘property inspection’ is always recommended and ideally you get it done before signing the sale and purchase agreement. However that’s not always possible so an inspection can also be a conditional clause in the S&P agreement and your lawyer can assist you with it’s inclusion in the contract. […]

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Is Investing in Glasgow’s Buy-to-let Market a Wise Decision?

Investing in the UK property market is definitely a wise decision because it is one of the most feverish markets in Europe. In fact, it is second among the European countries when it comes to real estate investments, and its rental pool is not likely to shrink in the coming years. Among the different cities […]

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5 Things to Consider Before You Build or Buy a Tiny Home

Tiny house living can seem like a dream to some people, but if you aren’t careful, might end up looking more like a nightmare. This is because there is so much to consider when making such a big life change! When you build or buy a tiny home, you’re committing to living minimally. You’re saying […]

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How To Get A Property Before You’re 30

With property prices continuing to soar and average yearly earnings stagnating, it should be no surprise that millennials are finding it much harder to buy their own property than previous generations. The statistics are clear: first-time property buyers are getting older, while the percentage of those in their twenties who own property is shrinking. Only […]

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How to Find the Right Home for You

If you’re looking to move houses or buy another property, there are a number of things you need to watch out for. While many of these might seem obvious or straightforward, you’d be surprised how many people make simple mistakes when deciding what house to buy. It’s a big decision, so it’s not one you […]

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Top 10 Tips for Finding and Buying Real Estate Abroad

Changing prices, beautiful locations, and many other reasons make foreign buyers constantly interested in the international property market. For example, when property prices fell by 40%-50% in certain European markets during the financial crisis, American buyers took to scoop them up. And it doesn’t just have to be pricing that attracts buyers. Some people are […]

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What are the Benefits of Buying a Fixer-Upper?

If you’re a person with an inclination toward doing things yourself, you may not have to burdened by a huge mortgage. Buying a fixer-upper can be a great solution to a tight budget, especially if you have a little know-how and time to apply it to a home. There’s a lot of information out there […]

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Buying a Home – Budgeting for More than Just the Purchase Price

If you’re like most people, you’ve crunched all the numbers regarding your new home – closing costs like lawyer’s fees, inspection fees, taxes, utilities and realtor fees. Don’t make the mistake of thinking of only short-term costs, though. When you buy a home, you’ll have to budget for more than just closing costs. Here are […]

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Tips for Buying Your First Home and Mistakes to Avoid

It is easy to get caught up in the excitement of purchasing your first home. Unfortunately this is when you are most likely to make one of the most common mistakes. The reasons are straightforward; excitement about your new home and a lack of knowledge about the procedures and what to expect often means you’re […]

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