Your next home purchase should be a good decision. With the hustle and bustle of trying to find a new home, the last thing you want to worry about is saving money when it actually comes time to buy. Use the following tips to save money on your next new home. Always Use a Real…

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Millennials Search for Unconventional Down Payment Funds, but at What Cost? Down payments are important.  Rising home prices are standing in the way of millennials who want to buy their first home; however, these challenges are being overcome via some unconventional methods. Millennials are getting creative and finding sources for their down payment by any…

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Remodeling and your home The expected tenure of homeowners in a home continues to increase, according to the latest Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers. Last year, the expected tenure was 12 years – this year, it jumped to 15. And, with tightened inventory in many markets, people are staying put in their homes for…

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College Loans- read about the 6 mistakes Did you know student loans are the second largest form of debt in America? Paying off college loans is essential to cementing your financial future. To successfully navigate the complexities of borrowing, steer clear of these common repayment mistakes, as outlined by Edvisors.com. 1. Losing track of loans. Graduating…

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Impact on homeowners

Impact on Homeowners Both chambers of Congress have passed tax overhaul bills. There are still opportunities to make the final legislation better for homeowners. Let’s examine three key areas: There is a difference between the House and Senate versions on the maximum mortgage amount that can be deducted. The House bill limits the mortgage interest…

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Housing Trends- from your Charlotte realtor- Dupont Real Estate

Housing Trends: America Rediscovers Its Love of the Front Porch LYNN FREEHILL-MAYE NOV 20, 2017 In the 20th century, porches couldn’t compete with TV and air conditioning. Now this classic feature of American homes is staging a comeback as something more stylish and image-conscious than ever before. Two years ago, Scott Doyon saw the chance…

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Housing News- National Market Update from your Charlotte realtor

National market update Existing-Home Sales Grow 2.0 Percent in October WASHINGTON (November 21, 2017) — Existing-home sales increased in October to their strongest pace since earlier this summer, but continual supply shortages led to fewer closings on an annual basis for the second straight month, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Total existing-home sales1, https://www.nar.realtor/existing-home-sales, which…

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When was the last time you took a close look at your home’s foundation? If you find yourself racking your brain trying to determine whether it was last spring, or two summers ago, it’s definitely been too long. From simple tasks to time-consuming projects, homeowners often don’t have the time—or the space on their to-do…

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Gratitude- Tips from your Charlotte Realtor- Dupont Real Estate

Gratitude- Turn Gratitude into Action This season of the year is full of talk about gratitude and thankfulness. It’s important to spend some time reflecting on everything you have to be thankful for in your life. But don’t just let this season be about gratitude. Turn your gratitude into action. Here are five ideas for…

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Lower Your Homeowners Insurance Costs

16 Ways to Lower Your Homeowners Insurance Costs First way to lower your Homeowners insurance costs is to raise your deductible. If you can afford to pay more toward a loss that occurs, your premiums will be lower. Buy your homeowners and auto policies from the same company. You will usually qualify for a discount….

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