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Residential Sales Contract – Items to Know

So you finally found a property and are ready to officially make an offer.  Your real estate agent writes up the offer and sends over the sales contract for you to sign. Your next thought is likely – “Wait….what the hell am I looking at?” You’ve done the proper analysis …

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Finding a Good Real Estate Agent

In previous posts we learned how to analyze properties and attain financing. Now we need to find a good agent that can assist us with viewings, sales contracts, etc. in order to purchase our first deal. Using a Real Estate Agent There is obviously the route of not using an …

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Getting Prequalified vs. Preapproved for a Loan

The single most important piece in buying real estate is having the money to do so! I know pretty obvious, right? Unless you are paying outright cash then you will need to get prequalified for a loan to know how much property you can afford. Getting Pre-qualified Step 1 – Call a …

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Condominiums – Things To Know

In the past two posts of the scaredycat real estate guide we discussed homeowners assocations (HOAs) and property types. One of those property types is condos. Whether it’s as a primary residence or for a rental property, we need to be aware of the environment we’re buying into with these. Condominuim …

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Pros and Cons of an HOA

In our last post, we spoke about the different property types we can invest in. Within that, there are homes that are located within Homeowner’s Associations (HOA’s) In this post we will cover the: Pros and Cons of owning rental property within an HOA Community We generally see Townhomes and …

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