Curious About Homeowners’ Association (HOA) Fees? Here’s What You Need to Know

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If you are thinking of buying a condominium or a home that is part of a planned community, you have likely come across the term "homeowners' association" or HOA. In short, the HOA is a coalition of local homeowners who have banded together to manage the needs of the local community. Let's explore the concept of the homeowners' association, why they charge fees and what you can expect from your HOA if you buy a home that is part of one. HOA Fees Are Meant To Make Things Easier HOA fees are meant to make your life easier. Common sense…
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The Top Tips For Making A Successful Offer

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Are you interested in purchasing a house? If so, you probably know that the market is more competitive today than it has ever been in the past. There are a lot of people who are interested in purchasing a home, and you need to take a few extra steps if you want to make your offer as competitive as possible. What do you need to do if you want to maximize the chances of having your offer accepted? Make An Offer Early If you want to increase your chances of getting your offer accepted, you need to make an offer as…
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Landlord Squeezing You for yet Another Rent Increase? It’s Time to Buy a Starter Home

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Did you recently receive your annual notice that the rent is going up? If so, you're not alone. Millions of renters are seeing more and more of their income drained away due to higher rents. To make matters worse, every dollar in rent is one that you are not saving, investing or using to build your net worth. If you're feeling the pinch of higher rents, it might be time to buy your first starter home. Comparing Rent With A Mortgage Have you ever done the math to understand how close your monthly rent might be to a mortgage payment?…
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