Recent posts from Lauren Bowling

5 Ways to Spot the Next Hot Neighborhood

Trending Real Estate Areas: Benefiting Finance and Lifestyle There are many reasons, including financial and lifestyle, to buy a home outside the trendiest area...

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10 Questions to Ask a Real Estate Agent

Finding the right real estate agent can be tough, especially as a first-time homebuyer. After all, if you’re unsure of the process in the first place, how are y...

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Financing House Flips with Conventional Loans

  Conventional vs. Other Loans You know you’ll need a mortgage to buy a home or conduct real estate investing as a business. But did you know that there isn’t a...

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Buying Investment Properties Like a Pro

Shopping for a home as an owner is a much different experience than shopping for a property as an investor — it requires equal parts research, financial savvine...

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Where to Buy Your Next Home

Whether you desire a chic city condo, square footage in the suburbs, or multiple acres and a farmhouse in the country, when it comes to buying a home, the local...

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Determine How Much House You Can Afford

When buying your first home, deciding on the size of the home to get can be a delicate balance. Buy too much home at more than you can afford and you could end ...

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How to Survive a Week in Your New Home

Checklist: What to Do Your First Week in Your New Home You’ve just purchased your first home; the house hunting and loan closing process went (semi) smoothly, a...

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Smart Homes: Benefits and How to Get One

Depending on who you ask, smart home technology is either the wave of the future, or is completely unnecessary. Why Smart Homes Matter When Buying and Selling T...

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5 Tips to Increase Your Credit Score in a Year

  Your Credit Score and Real Estate Investing Did you know that building enough credit to buy a home is actually a strategic process, often built over years of ...

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Why and When to Refinance Your Mortgage

Why and When You Should Refinance Your Mortgage Home refinancing sounds fancier and more complicated than it actually is. In simple terms, refinancing means you...

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3 Steps to Buying a Home with Cash Gifts

What is a cash “gift” and who can give one? How to Use Cash Gifts to Buy a Home In mortgage terms, a “gift” is a monetary transaction, usually from one family m...

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9 Ways to Save Up for a House in 12 Months

Saving for a down payment? Reach your goals with our free workbook. Save Up for a House in 12 Months with These 9 Tips Maybe you’re thinking about transitioning...

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4 Ways to Financing House Flipping Renovations

A recent study by Houzz reports that home renovation spending went up by 22% in 2017 amongst first-time homebuyers and millennials. But the increase in home pro...

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3 Homebuying Concerns and How to Overcome Them

  You Can Still Buy a Home Despite these 3 Common Concerns We get it, buying your first home can be nerve wracking. There are the obvious financial consideratio...

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5 Extra Costs of Homeownership to Plan For

Plan Ahead For These 5 Additional Costs of Homeownership We want you to be as prepared as possible; not only when you buy your home, but once you move in and em...

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Save Over $20K in 12 Months for a Down Payment

  How To Save For a Down Payment In 12 Months Google “millennial homeownership” and you’ll find many articles about the decline in homeownership (even among oth...

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