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Finding a Qualified Home Inspector

by The Jamison Team on 05/19/16


As you should already know, a home inspection is a key part of the real estate process. Of course, your home inspection is only as good as your home inspector.

Finding a Qualified Home Inspector

If you are considering buying a property, you absolutely must get a home inspection. What most people don’t realize, however, is it can also be valuable to retain one before you sell a property to identify any problems before your accept an offer. Fixing such problems before hand makes a lot more sense than panicking in the middle of escrow.   Read more here....

Marriage and Taxes

by The Jamison Team on 05/06/16


Getting married is the greatest day for 50 percent of couples. The other 50 percent get divorced. Perhaps the marriage tax penalty has something to do with it.

?Family Values – Hardly

?For all the talk from politicians about family values, it is ironic that the tax code actually penalizes people for getting married. At its heart, the tax code is designed to modify behavior. Deductions and credits are given in areas the politicians wish to promote and taken away in areas considered less positive. Home ownership is viewed as a good thing, so mortgage interest is deductible. Cigarettes are bad, so they are taxed like no tomorrow. If you buy this argument, one must wonder why married couples suffer under the tax code. Read more here....

Commercial Real Estate and Hard Money Loans

by The Jamison Team on 05/03/16

Financing for commercial real estate is a completely different game when compared to residential mortgage loans. It moves much faster and is much more flexible.

When purchasing commercial real estate, financing is the most significant factor in determining whether the project is worth pursuing. Although there are a variety of commercial real estate loans on the market, we are going to look at hard money loans in this article

Learn more here....

Can A Lender Profit From A Short Sale?

by The Jamison Team on 04/18/16



With the recent number of foreclosure happening all around the nation, homeowners from around the United States are looking for effective ways to avoid this whole fixating situation. Moreover, it is not just the homeowners who are affected by this trying situation of foreclosure, but also the lender organization has to bear a lot of trouble due to these unfortunate, yet in most cases inevitable, situation. Although the consciousness is still not so overtly acclaimed as yet, there are ways to combat situations like these, an assured one of which is short sale of the property under question.  Read more here....

Fixer Uppers: What To Fix?

by The Jamison Team on 04/06/16



You've bought a house, a fixer-upper you can make some money on. What improvements and repairs should you make? First of all, you need to know this before you buy, as I explained in another article. Before and after you buy, though, you need to have some simple rules with which to start analyzing possible fixes. Learn more here....

Buying Real Estate That's Not For Sale

by The Jamison Team on 04/01/16


Buying real estate can start with a look in the newspaper, a visit to a broker, or a search online. These are all good ways to find your next investment property. You're looking at the same properties as every other investor, of course, so it's not always easy to beat the competition to a great buy.

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Buying A Home – Rain, Sun, and Weather Issues

by The Jamison Team on 03/21/16



When buying a home, it can be easy to overlook year-around weather issues. You may think you are purchasing a home in a sunny area, but come to find there is always a heavy cloud cover. This is just one of a number of weather issues to consider when selecting your dream home.

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7 Simple Steps To Real Estate Investing

by The Jamison Team on 03/03/16


Whether you are BRAND NEW to real estate investing or an expert in the game, it’s critical that you understand these 7 Simple Steps to real estate investing.

 First things first…

 •           Real Estate is NOT a get rich quick scheme. However, if you learn the foundations and put them into practice, you will make more than enough money to realize any and all of your dreams and goals.

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Avoiding Loan Penalties

by The Jamison Team on 02/23/16


Have you ever been late on a loan repayment?

It seems that just at the time that you need it least, banks and other lenders slap hefty charges on your account. This is the last thing you need, especially when you’re finding it difficult to keep up with your repayments. It’s like a spiral, you’re late on a payment, so you get a late fee, then the fee makes it harder to meet your next payment so you get another late fee, or a late fee from one of your other accounts. Before you know it all your money is going on late fees instead of on the payments themselves. Read more here....

5 Facts You Must Know When Applying For a Loan

by The Jamison Team on 02/11/16


APPLYING FOR A SECURED LOAN WITH BAD CREDIT

Having bad credit history can be like carrying a backpack full of worries. You don’t only have to face the elevated rates on credit cards and loans, but acquiring any type of credit can seem like an unbearable obstacle to overcome.

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