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When looking to purchase a new home you may see properties listed as For Sale By Owner. For many new home buyers this can be off putting as you want the selling process to run as smooth as possible. By enlisting the help of your own real estate agent they will be able to ease you through the process. A FSBO home puts you in a unique opportunity to deal exclusively with the homeowner. This can represent a few challenges but also has the potential to be a better deal for not only the homeowner, but you, the buyer as well.
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Minimalism At Home

 

Do you ever look around your home and wonder how you accumulated so much “stuff?” Your home is meant to be a place to escape the daily grind, relax and feel comfortable. In our consumer focused world it’s easy to get bogged down with purchasing the newest and latest trends without really even thinking about it. Instead of filling your home with endless items, try something new. Inherit a minimalist attitude and enjoy more time to appreciate the things you love. Let the clutter go, be free!

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Chicago – 10 Best Neighborhoods

Chicago is a culture filled city of charming neighborhoods, kitschy restaurants and home to deep dish pizza. The windy city serves up modern day living paired with rich history and genuinely friendly people. Chicago’s top 10 neighborhoods have been selected based on safety, education, local amenities per capita and all around liveability. If you’re planning to pack your bags for Chicago, make sure you check out these hotspots:

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Top 10 Most Expensive International Cities

The top 10 most expensive international cities have been announced by Demographia’s annual survey. If you are a buyer looking for property in these metropolitan cities, you just may want to double check your bank account.

The study compared the median household income with the average home price in 9 countries. California takes the lead with 3 spots on the top ten list.

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What Is Equity?

Equity is the fair market value of your home vs the difference owing on your loan. Over time as house prices rise you will slowly gain equity on your home. Obviously economic factors will affect the real estate market and how quickly home prices will rise or even fall.

According to Statistic Brain 38% of Americans do not save anything for retirement. Unfortunately we all know that money doesn’t grow on trees. If you don’t want to be a part of this statistic here are 6 tips to gain home equity for a healthier financial future:

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Is your living space feeling just a little cramped? This can easily be remedied with some simple design tricks and a bit of spare time. Try these 10 tricks to make your small space feel exponentially bigger:

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Can You Imagine Yourself In This Resort Like Home?

 

This Bel Air mansion redefines what luxury living is all about. The interior has an impressive 38,000 square feet of interior living space and is listed for $250 million dollars. It is currently the most expensive home listed in the U.S. The biggest question is who will call this incredible residence home?

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2017 predictions are looking strong for the US housing market. Sales and prices will continue to increase and mixed with buyer demand things look promising. With Donald Trump taking his seat in the White House American citizens are looking for a positive recovery in the business sector, this could be exactly what we see. Here is what the 2017 U.S. real estate forecast should look like:

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Spending money is fun and training your brain to save thousands of dollars for a down payment can seem impossible. Focus on the end game. A down payment allows you to have a home of your own and an investment for a strong financial future. Let’s take a look at some of the ways you can grow your funds and build a healthy chunk of green for your downpayment:

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Presidential Living

As president elect Donald Trump gets ready to take reign, daughter and business mogul Ivanka Trump moves into her new Washington digs with husband Jared Kushner. The beautiful colonial-style house is just a short drive to the White House, perfect for Kushner who officials have announced will be senior advisor to Mr. Trump. The home is in the Kalorama area where the Obama family will also be living.

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