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What It’s Really Like to Live Through a

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Top Home Selling Secrets Revealed

There are many things that are necessary to get your  home sold and for top dollar.  Sprucing up the exterior of your house with a fresh coat of paint and well manicured landscaped yard to

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Buy A Home With Little To No Money Down

Do you want to stop paying rent and have your own home?  Did you know that you can buy a home with little to no money down?  Use your tax return to start building future wealth. 

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15 Tips For How To Prepare Your Home For Sale

If you want to know how to prepare your home for sale HGTV style; follow the steps of Sabrina Soto, home-staging expert and host of HGTV's Get It Sold, shares her tips on what to do

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Browsing For Homes Online

What You Should Really Know About Browsing for Homes OnlineIt’s fun! It’s exciting! It’s important to take everything with a grain of salt!

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Just Reduced Check It Out

Looking for a home that you can have sweat equity?  Look no more, it's here!  This home has just been reduced!  Close to shopping, Medical, Interstate and the Ark Encounter. All for a

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Is Your Horse Looking For A New Home

Have your horses outgrown their current pasture?  Are they looking for greener grass?  Perhaps a barn with nice stalls and tack room or an indoor riding arena.  If any of these the

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New Williamstown Ky Foreclosure LIsting

Don't miss out on the opportunity to make this home your own.  Newly listed foreclosure with a large back yard and full basement.  Close to the Ark Encounter and highway.  This

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How To Buy A Home In A Sellers Market

First be prepared.  It’s important to have your pre-approval ready when looking at homes.  When you find a home that you want to put an offer on, you don’t want to chance

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Summer Is Coming

There's No Place Like Home to Live Your Life and Have Pool Parties!If you like gathering together with Friends and Family but don't want to get too far from home, no worries here!  You can

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Tips On How To Buy A Home

Dreaming of Buying a Home, but don't know where to start?  I can help with that!Save for down payment.Know what your credit score is. A good credit score can help with a lower interest rate

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Curious What Is The Real Estate Forecast For 2018

Selling or Buying a home in the coming year?With the home sale prices rising as much as they have and with shorter days on the market during past couple of years, you may be wondering if

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The Real Estate Market Is Still Hot

Still wondering if it’s the right time to sell or buy a home? Just look at this article!  The real estate market is still sizzling hot!!!!USA reports…..WASHINGTON — U.S. home prices

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May Is Memorial To Our Vets

Attention Veterans…. First and foremost - As we observe remembrance in the month of May of those who have served our country and made the ultimate sacrifice, I want to say Thank You to all Vets!

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Waiting To Buy A Home Can Cost You Money

If you are looking to buy this Spring and Summer Now is the time to get started and find your new home before the next Fed Rate Hike. An article by CNN Money dated May 3, 2017  reads ";

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Hot Hot Hot Market For Homeowners

The Real Estate Market is very HOT for Home Owners thinking about selling.    I have a lot  buyers looking in the Northern Kentucky area but supply is very limited.  With

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Open House This Sunday November 13 2016 2 To 5 Pm

Open House Sunday November 13, 2016 from 2-5pmOpen House on this renovated 2 bedroom, 2 bath Condo with 1 car attached garage with private entrance into unit located at the Fairways of Meadow

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Style A Master Bedroom As A Sleep Retreat

Adults spend more time in their bedroom than in any other room in their house. But you wouldn’t know it from the home sales process. Buyers and sellers alike often pay more attention to kitchens,

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Curb Appeal In A Time Of Drought

As Westerners struggle under water-use reductions and Midwesterners, East Coasters, and Southerners grapple with storm-ravaged yards, many are rethinking the traditional American landscape. Both

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Help On The Way For Younger Buyers

Young people come out of the gate facing two hurdles to home ownership — high student loan debt and tough rules for using FHA financing for condominiums, which are often the most affordable homes

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For Buyers Who Want To Upsize On The Cheap

Is it possible to buy a bigger home without having to pay big bucks? Realtor.com® offers some tips to potential buyers who are looking for a larger home on a smaller budget. For example, they can

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5 Tips To Help Buyers Save For A Down Payment

Saving for a down payment can pose one of the biggest challenges for potential home buyers. Indeed, “a down payment is often the largest single payment a consumer makes in their lifetime and

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Sales Contracts Soften On Inventory Woes

Pending home sales posted the first decrease in three months in May as well as the first year-over-year decline in nearly two years, according to the National Association of REALTORS®’s Pending

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What Really Ticks Off Buyers And Sellers

Missed appointments, the impersonal nature of modern real estate transactions, scheduling struggles, and sellers lingering during showings are just a few of the common gripes from buyers and,

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5 Common But Terrible Reasons For Overpricing Your Home

We know, we know—you love your house. The kitchen is the perfect size, your weekly summer barbecues give your neighbors patio envy, and your ’70s-style conversation pit is totally coming back

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Millennials Want The AntiSuburb Suburb

Forget what you’ve read about the millennial generation not buying homes in the suburbs. The latest surveys show they are, and not only that, they are leaving a powerful footprint on the feel of

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Which Presidential Candidate Will Save You The Most On Housing

The most unpredictable, most divisive, and certainly weirdest presidential race in a generation (or several) is heating up way beyond the boiling point. Candidates are debating just

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The Lazy Homeowners Guide To Greening Your House

 Lazy Homeowner’s Guide offers a slew of simple strategies to rid your pad of toxins and stop wasting energy, water, money, and other precious resources.Kermit the Frog was wrong: It;

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8 Bad Home Improvement Habits

Home owners can overdo it when it comes to the upkeep of their home. This Old House recently spotlighted several ways that home owners’ enthusiasm for home ownership may actually harm the house.1.

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Should We Sell Our Home Now Or Wait

Supply and demand are only one factor in determining the right timing. If you sell and buy in a soft market, in theory, you are selling for less and buying for less. If you wait till the market

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ATTENTION HOME SELLERS NEEDED

Low interest rates and still cautious, but more confident buyers than before have driven the BIGGEST trend in the region’s housing market over the last year. Even so, more demand for homes in

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If You Want To Sell Your House This Year Start Doing These Things Now

With home prices recovering and interest rates still low, now may be the time to act. Here are 8 things successful sellers need to know.If you haven’t sold a house in the past decade, brace

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8 Surprising Things That Add Value To Your House

1. Parks and Open SpacesA desirable public park or other recreational open space boosts the property value of nearby homes by 8%-20%. One study looked at 16,400 home sales within 1,500 feet of 193

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Now Is The Perfect Time To Buy A House With A Pool

It is the middle of April and already we have 80 degree weather!  Wouldn't you love to have a beautiful pool right in your backyard??  Think about it, you could pick the kids up from

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10 Musthaves To Sell To Millennial Homebuyers

The millennial generation is becoming an increasingly important part of the housing market. According to a 2015 National Association of Realtors study that looked at generational housing trends,

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4 Reasons To Sell Your Home Now

Attention potential sellers sitting on the fence: It could be time to make a move.Mid-March to mid-April is the best time to hang the sale sign nationally, with homes selling 15% faster and for%

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11 Things That Can Go Wrong When Closing On A House

Buying a home is exciting and nerve-racking. It can take weeks or even months to find the perfect place, but when they finally do, prospective homeowners then face more waiting as the homebuying

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Can You Get An FHA Loan To Buy Your Next Home

What is an FHA Loan?Launched in 1934 to help boost the housing market, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loan is still pretty much the same today. It’s a government-backed

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Rare Opportunity Not On The Market

Investment opportunity in East Newport!!!Large single family house with a garage.Price:  $199KRepairs Needed:  $65KAfter Repair Value:  $395KCall Today for your Private Showing!

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No Money Down Loan

Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan ProgramWhat does this program do? This program assists approved lenders in providing low- and moderate-income households the opportunity to own adequate,

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Get A VA Loan To Buy Your Next Home

What is a VA Loan?In 1944, the U.S. government created a military loan guaranty program to help returning service members purchase homes. The result, the VA Loan, is a mortgage loan issued

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Going Going GONE SELL Your House In Hours

This weekend I wrote six purchase contracts for buyers, ALL except one was in multiple offers... All of the contracts were written at full list price, up to $8,000 over list price. It is

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Want A Large Yard

Here is your search for all properties in Northern Kentucky that have 1 or more acres! Click the link to view...http://tim.northernkentuckyhomesearch.com/index.php?advanced=1&display=Boone%2C+Kenton

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The Ultimate Guide To Downsizing Your Home

It’ll probably creep up on you; one day, you may wake up and feel like your home is just too dang big. Maybe your kids have abandoned their bedrooms to jet off to college, or

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Covington Homebuyer Assistance Loans

Imagine owning one of these homes!!!Click Here To See Houses For Sale In Covington KY Under 50K!!!Did you know that there are programs to help you buy a house?  Covington is one city in

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Still Thinking About Moving To Canada See What They Have And We Dont

12 Things Canada Has That The US Should1. All Dressed Chips© Photo courtesy of photobucket.com Canada all-dressed chipsThis heavenly variety was briefly available in the US on limited

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6 DIY Projects You Should Never Do Yourself

Whether you’re addicted to watching HGTV or “This Old House,” home improvement shows always make everything look so easy. But before you pick up the drill and sledgehammer,

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Find Out How You Can Buy A House Instead Of Just Renting

If you’re considering buying a home, your first step should be to meet with a lender to determine whether you qualify for a mortgage and, if so, how much you can borrow. Your

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Cant Find An Affordable Home To Buy Heres Why

If you've been searching for a new home, whether to buy your first or "trade up" into a larger or fancier home, chances are you're having a hard time finding suitable options.That's

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The 8 Home Improvements Youre Most Likely To Screw Up

Updating your home without professional help feels like an enormous accomplishment: You laid that tile, you fixed that leaky pipe, you did it—go, Team You!But

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Open House Today 2 To 5pm

Come out and see us today and take a tour of this Unique and Beautiful home.  Located at 1779 Stahl Road in Hebron, Ky Meticulously renovated top to bottom including all mechanical

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Beware Of Remodeling While Refinancing

Post from: http://loansbyhelen.com/Rates have not changed much in recent weeks, and borrowers refinancing are still a noticeable portion of many lender’s business. Borrowers have to contend

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You Really Think You ARE Successful Check Here To See

13 Major Differences Between Successful And Unsuccessful People1. SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE EMBRACE CHANGE. UNSUCCESSFUL PEOPLE FEAR IT.2. SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE TALK ABOUT IDEAS. UNSUCCESSFUL PEOPLE TALK ABOUT

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The Transition From Owner Occupied To NonOwner Occupied

Post from: http://loansbyhelen.com/Over the decades, mortgage companies have found that non-owner occupied (i.e., rentals, or second homes) are riskier than owner occupied homes: people need a

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Yes Sometimes Borrowers Are Turned Down For A Mortgage Then What

Post from: http://loansbyhelen.com/As the jumbo loan and refinance market begins to pick up, it’s important to remind consumers of important tips to ensure their credit is and remains in good

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The Price Difference Between Owner And Nonowner Occupied Loans

Post from http://loansbyhelen.com/Borrowers who misrepresent their intended use of the property they are financing are a major concern for lenders. Occupancy fraud is one of the mortgage

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Open House This Sunday

Hot Buy! Get it Before it's Gone!!!   Open House This Sunday April 3rd 2-5pm!Ready for summer cookouts?  Come home to this cozy brick ranch home with finished lower level all new

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7 Smart Strategies For Bathroom Remodeling

You dream about a bathroom that’s high on comfort and personal style, but you also want materials, fixtures, and amenities with lasting value. Wake up! You can have both.A midrange bathroom

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Put The Cool Back In Ranch Style Homes

Cliff May, considered the father of the ranch house, drew his inspiration from Frank Lloyd Wright’s Prairie-style and Usonian homes, as well as later Arts & Crafts designs. May designed and built

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Homes In Independence KY Under 125K

Saint Patrick's Day Luck Not Needed...Are you looking to live in Independence, Ky but don't think you have the budget?  Well, you are in luck!  Check out these affordable homes under $125K

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The Evolution Of Awnings

Awnings can offer style, historic significance, and energy savings. But they’re not all created equal. Learn when they help your listing, and when they can hurt your chances of finding a buyer

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Planning A Smart Landscape

So many buyers base their housing decision on location, price, and curb appeal. Neatly pruned hedges? Colorful flowers? Level, paved walk? Check, check, check.But the great outdoors are about much

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A Rising Trend Home Elevators

An elevator in a personal home has been viewed as a luxury for years. However, more buyers — ranging from families with young children to those with temporary or permanent disabilities — now

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Northern Kentucky Forclosures

Right now there are 71 foreclosures and bank owned properties in Northern Kentucky.  This is only Boone, Campbell, and Kenton Counties.  If you have been thinking about buying a fixer

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The Skys The Limit For A Habitable Attic

Attic conversions conjure the image of a romantic escape. In fiction, Jo March wrote to her heart’s content in her garret hideaway in the novel Little Women. In real life, attics can become a

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The Power Of Pets

The real estate business traditionally has shown scant love for pets. The conventional wisdom held that sellers should conceal all traces of their dogs or cats—the toys, bowls, beds, even the

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2015 Remodeling Impact Cost Return Joy

This info-graphic compares REALTORS®' expert opinions on the value of home improvement projects with the joy home owners report reaping from the efforts.DECEMBER 2015Start your Northern Kentucky

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The Understated Master Bathroom

Master bathrooms, along with the average home’s overall footprint, grew larger in recent decades. And with more square footage came excessive luxury and expense—tubs with aromatherapy kits,

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Three Great Places To Stash 1000 CASH

by David Hodges and Julie Cazzin Out of school, in the job market, earning regular income and want to start investing? Here’s how to get a better return on your first grand1.

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Free Money Available To Buy A Home

Are You Ready To Buy???Call me...859-750-7500   1779 Stahl Rd Hebron KY 41048   10232 Cherry Ln Florence KY 41042   29 Sunset Ave Erlanger KY 41018Featured properties may not be

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Trends Thatll Influence Homes In 2016

Design changes, as does architecture. Trends don’t emerge as rapidly here as they do in say, food or fashion, but the economy, the environment, and demographics all spur shifts in the choices of

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4 Reasons To Get Happy About Housing

Real estate’s outlook should put you in a good mood. National Mortgage News recently highlighted the following four reasons why the housing market will likely strengthen over the next several:

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Most People Want Single Family Homes

The suburbs still reign in the eyes of buyers. A new NAR survey reveals that a majority of consumers looking to buy in the next six months want a single-family home outside of an urban area

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Inventory Is Tight In This Price Bracket

Just as more first-time home buyers are stepping into home ownership, lower-priced homes are increasingly difficult to find in many housing markets. The number of homes for-sale below $100,000

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Match Day For Medical Students At Fifth Third Bank

Match Day is Almost Here!On Friday, March 18th medical students will be matched to hospital graduate training programs across the country. Fifth Third recognizes the special financial and time

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7 Smart Strategies For Kitchen Remodeling

Follow these seven strategies to get the most financial gain on your kitchen remodel.Homeowners spend more money on kitchen remodeling than on any other home improvement project. And with good:

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New Listing In Hebron KY

This beautifully remodeled newly listed home at 1779 Stahl Rd Hebron KY 41048  is one of a kind!!  Listed at $299,500, this house offers 5 bedrooms and 3 and a half,

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Want To Build Your Next House And Need A Loan

Do you want to build your next home and need a loan? Check out what L&N Federal Credit Union has to!

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Dont Miss These Home Tax Deductions

From mortgage interest to property tax deductions, here are the tax tips you need to get a jump on your returns. Owning a home can pay off at tax time. Take advantage of these home

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9 Easy Mistakes Homeowners Make On Their Taxes

As you calculate your tax returns, be careful not to commit any of these nine home-related tax mistakes, which tax pros say are especially common and can cost you money or draw the IRS to your

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Tax And Home Records Checklist What To Keep And For How Long

By: Dona DeZubeWant to purge your records -- and rest assured you have all the documents you need when you need them? Read on.Unless you’re living in the 123-room Spelling Manor, you probably

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ExistingHome Sales Inch Forward In January Price Growth Accelerates

WASHINGTON (February 23, 2016) — Existing-home sales crept forward in January to the highest annual rate in six months, and subpar supply levels propelled price growth to the fastest increase

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President Signs Internet Tax Ban

On February 24, 2016, President Obama signed into law a trade and customs bill (H.R. 644) that includes a provision permanently banning state and local taxes on Internet access.The provision, known

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No Closing Cost Mortgage

L&N Federal Credit Union offers many different programs for your home buying!

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Home Inspector Or Specialist

**Courtesy of the National Association of Realtors Magazine:Recently, I noticed a post from a first-time home buyer in a Facebook group I’m a part of. The buyer’s husband wanted to hire a

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Check Out This Loan Program

L & N Federal Credit Union offers many different programs for your home buying needs! Check this out!;

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Bank Of America Rolls Out 3 Loans

Bank of America announced a new loan program to help low- and moderate- income borrowers qualify for a mortgage with down payments as low as 3 percent of the purchase price. The loans have financing

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Do You Need 5000

Check out some new grants that could be available to you!;

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Want A Healthy Real Estate Transaction What Are The Most Important Things To Know

Real estate is complicated. The most important aspects of real estate are universal. It matters not whether you are buying, selling or if you already own a home. Many of the decisions you will

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203k Rehab Mortgage Insurance

Summary: Section 203(k) insurance enables home buyers and homeowners to finance both the purchase (or refinancing) of a house and the cost of its rehabilitation through a single mortgage or to

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Celebrity Real Estate Deals

Regis and Joy Philbin snag a contemporary condo in Beverly Hills:Television personalities Regis and Joy Philbin have bought a condominium in Beverly Hills for $2.5 million. Found within a

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Flipping 101:How many times have you heard that: Some folks like to buy a home to flip put a coat of paint on it then list it and wonder why after six months it is still sitting there:Kitchen and

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Realtors Rushing To Sell A Home

As an Investment Real Estate agent, you run into first time Investor Buyers Very anxious to spend their Money:  This is a trap yes you can find them a home to Buy will they might Make Money? It

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Having The Right Contractors

Hiring the right contractors is a Must:  Always check reference's call around check out their prior work ask questions: As we all know some folks can blow up a gunny sack with HOT Air:Never

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Formula For Flipping A Home

Rule of thumb on lower end flips:What ever the home may be able to be sold for estimated selling Price: Never pay more than 1/3 of this price for the Home that way you can put in 1/3 for re-hab and

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This Home Has Got To Go

If purchasing your own home isn't something you are currently ready to do, then check out this rental home we currently have.  Our homes go very quickly, but we do still have one remaining

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Easy House Hunting On The Go

Are you driving around to find houses for sale?  If so, how are you getting the information on the homes that you find?  Call the realtor on the sign?  They work for the seller.  

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HALF OFF HOMES FOR Law Enforcement Officers Teachers Firefighters And Emergency Medical Technicians

Law enforcement officers, pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade teachers, firefighters and emergency medical technicians can contribute to community revitalization while becoming homeowners through

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What Renters Want To See In A Listing

The search for the perfect tenant begins with a quality listing. The more prospective renters you can attract with the listing, the bigger pool of qualified applicants you have to choose from.So

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How To Calculate Capitalization Rate For Real Estate CAP RATE

Those who invest in real estate via income-producing properties need to have a method to determine the value of a property they're considering buying. By using other properties' operating

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10 Warning Signs To Look For When Buying Vacant Land

Vacant Land is one of the most overlooked and misunderstood real estate investments in the world. Most real estate investors completely fail to recognize the superior benefits

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How To Get Started On Buying A Home

Buying a house may be the most complicated financial process of your entire life. Luckily, we’ve broken it down into 10 straightforward steps:1. Are you ready to become a homeowner?Whether

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Special Financing Options On New Listings In Independence

For the week ending Sunday, January 31, 2016  There are 10 new listings on the MLS ranging in value of $85,900 to $225,000.  Most of these homes are located in an area where special

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Special Program Offers Northern Kentucky Homes For Sale With As Little As One Hundred Dollars Down

Did you know that you can buy a home with just $100 down? That's right, I said ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS!!HUD's Federal Housing Administration (FHA) has helped millions of Americans unlock the door

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