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A bill that eliminates VA loan cap signed into law

President Donald Trump signed the bill into law last Tuesday night, June 25th that eliminates VA loan cap. Following this, the Department of Veterans Affairs can now accept loans exceeding the loan limit which is $484,350 for most counties. This was allowed by the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act without any down payment. The bill was approved ...
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Smart Buyer’s Guide to Choosing the Perfect Property

D aydreaming about owning your own home is one of the most intoxicating practices known to modern man, especially now that HGTV and all the house flipping shows make it look like a cake walk. But when the time comes to actually put your money where your daydream is, it can be challenging for first-time buyers especially to understand how a home tha...
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What Is Home Automation?

Home Automation allows you to have access to your appliances, lights, heating, cooling systems, and even electrical outlets. You can definitely set these controls up and running by the use of your smartphone. This is a part of the term called "The Internet of Things" or IoT. The way that devices can be networked to each other and let us control the...
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Helpful Tips for First-Time Home Buyers

Buying your beginning home is one of the significant steps you will make in your life. It can be both exciting and daunting, which cause many first-time home buyers to grab the first home that falls within their budget quickly and others get themselves stuck in a mortgage that they will pay for a better part of the life. Real estate advertisement d...
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The 5 Biggest Mistakes to Avoid When Buying Your First Home

B uying a home can be an anxiety-ridden process, and that potential anxiety gets amplified for anyone who's embarking on homeownership for the very first time. There's so much to do and so much you don't know that "being overwhelmed" hardly seems like an appropriate description of how it feels. And even though you don't want to scare yourself away ...
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Why Working With a Real Estate Professional is the Best Decision You’ll Ever Make

Most people don't buy a home every day — it's a once-or-twice-a-decade activity for many of us as opposed to a day-in-day-out activity. So when you start getting serious about buying, whether it's your first home or your fourth, it's easy to feel overwhelmed pretty quickly. Some parts of the process (like searching for a home) have recently become ...
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The 4 Most Important Questions You Need to Ask Before Selling Your Home

T here comes a time in every home owner's life when he or she realizes: "I am not the same person I was when I bought this place." Maybe your lifestyle or your family configuration has changed, or maybe the house just isn't as appealing as it was when you signed that ream of paperwork on closing day. If you're thinking about moving on, then there a...
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Important Documents For Every Investor

It is important to recognize that real estate investing is a business. Like any other business there are systems, policies and procedures that must be followed. The biggest problem most new investors have is organization. Even if you only invest part time you need to stay on top of everything you are doing. Not only will this help your business gro...
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5 Tips To Help Improve The Relationship With Your Contractor

Every member of your real estate investing team is important. All it takes is just one person to drop the ball to send you in scramble mode. This can result in increased expenses, delayed turnover and rocky relationships with everyone on site. If your investing focus is rehabs and flips perhaps the most important team member is your contractor . Th...
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4 Ways To Protect Yourself & Your Business

  There is a line from the movie "Rounders" that states we rarely remember our winning poker hands, but we can cite with incredibly accuracy the big ones we have lost. The same can be said for the world of real estate investing. For every success story it is easy focusing on the ones about the terrible tenant that prompted an eviction or the u...
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5 Mortgage Items You Can’t Afford To Miss

One of the most intimidating aspects of getting a loan is t rying to sift between jargon and fact. For something as important as a mortgage there is plenty of misinformation out there. If you talk to five different people you may get five different opinions and observations about their mortgage. One person will tell you how you should take advantag...
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5 Tips For Borrowing Money From Friends, Family & Co-Workers

There are many pieces to a successful real estate transaction. You need a good property, the right price, proper vision and most importantly, financing. Without capital to put your plan in motion, nothing else matters. Fortunately, there are more financing options today than ever before. No longer do you need to solely rely on traditional lenders t...
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Multigenerational Homes in San Diego

The Phair Company is planning to build multigenerational homes in La Mesa. The development is called "La Mesa Summit Estates." This project is believed to be a solution to San Diego's housing crisis. With this development, this can lessen the number of homes to build and lessen expenses of the household as well. They downsized the number of homes t...
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Which Home Improvements Add The Most Value?

Throwing money at a property does not guarantee success. The reality is tha t finding the right updates, upgrades and improvements is not about money, but rather doing the right work for the market. Simply throwing money at a property and expecting a return will leave you frustrated and disappointed. Savvy investors know that not all updates are cr...
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10 Tips for Maximizing Small Living Spaces

How can you make the most out of your living space? With mobility on the rise and affordability getting worse, renters and homebuyers are frequently finding themselves living in tighter quarters than they'd like. Whether you desperately crave to make your current space bigger, make a new home work for your large family, or to maximize a rental or h...
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Are You Still Managing Your Own Properties?

There are legitimate pros and cons to almost every action you take in business. If you talk to ten people, five will be staunchly in favor of your action and the other five will have a completely different opinion. Thus is the case with property management. There is no disputing the value of a dedicated property manager , the only issue is whether ...
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How To Find A Buyer For Your Rehab Property Fast

In the world of real estate time is money. With every rehab property you work on it is essential that you find a buyer as quickly as possible. The interest payments, insurance and taxes don't stop until your property gets sold. The first 24 hours of any new listings is the best time to generate interest. The longer your property goes unsold the har...
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5 Items That Influence How Quickly Your Rehab Property Sells

There are several key factors that go into a successful house flip . For starters, you need to get the property at a price that works for you. Overpaying on the way in will put you behind the eight ball throughout the process. Next, you assemble the right team and do the right work, all while staying under budget. Even if things go right the final,...
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6 Red Flags With Any Rental Property Purchase

A quality rental property can completely transform your portfolio. The idea of having tenants provide you with monthly cash flow while reducing your loan balance is a very appealing thought. However, not every property makes a good rental. It is important to always do your due diligence on every prospective rental purchase you make. There are times...
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Avoid These 5 Costly Investing Mistakes

With any business, the goal should be to constantly take incremental steps forward. If you can scratch out even a small profit on every deal you will ultimately be ahead of the game. As a real estate investor, you are faced with a handful of important decisions daily. Without even knowing it at the time these decisions shape not only your day to da...
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