Recent posts from Tracy Elsen

Why Title Insurance is Crucial in Home Buying

What Title Search and Title Insurance Means In many ways, shopping for your first home is a lot like finding a pet sitter, or someone to watch your house while ...

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How to Qualify for Mortgage on Your First Try

  How to Qualify for Mortgage For those with homeownership and real estate investing within their sights, there’s nothing more fun than hitting the Saturday mor...

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Mortgage Pre-Qualification vs. Pre-Approval

The perfect home: we’ve all got one. For some of us, it’s close to downtown with a walk-in closet. For others, it’s in the suburbs with a backyard hot tub. If y...

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Condo vs. House: What Works Best for You?

You could buy a house in the suburbs with a garage, a backyard, and maybe even a white picket fence thrown in. Or you could go for a brand new condo with a spar...

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Home Inspection Guide: Real Estate Investing

Home Inspection Checklist for Real Estate Investors Your home inspection is a great opportunity to understand the condition of the property you’re buying. You’l...

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Benefits of Home Equity: Real Estate Investing

When you buy a home, it’s not just a place to settle down. It’s also an investment—one that you happen to live in. So while it’s important to figure out how man...

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The First Step to Buying a House

When you’re thinking about becoming a homeowner, there are plenty of fun things to do. You can browse through listings, dream up decorating schemes, and start t...

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Yes, Fall is Also a Good Time to Buy a House

  Why Fall is a Good Time to Invest in Real Estate The days are still long, but getting a little shorter each day. Labor Day and the end of summer are looming. ...

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2 Changes that Make Getting a Mortgage Easier

Two big changes from major players in the United States real estate market just made it easier for millions of Americans to qualify for a mortgage. These change...

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Top 6 Tips for Choosing a Real Estate Agent

  How to Choose the Right Real Estate Agent for You Buying a home is one of the biggest investments you can make, and you’ll do it only a few times in your life...

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How House Fix and Flips Help Millennials

The millennial generation has started to hit the age of 30. With this milestone has come a transition into the traditional trappings of grown-up life, from marr...

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How Roommates Can Help Fund Your First Home

  How Roommates Can Help You Fund Your First Home Buying a house may seem like the ultimate escape from the day-to-day reality of roommates (no one will ever, e...

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How to Make the Most of Your Home Inspection

You’ve searched and searched, and you’ve finally found it: your future home. It’s perfect — at least as far as you can tell, anyhow. But while having your offer...

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5 Mini Renovations to Make Your House a Home

  How to Quickly Make Your New House Feel Like Your Own Home So you’ve come to the end of your homebuying journey and closed on your new house. After enjoying a...

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Tax Information for Our Hard Loan Borrowers

  Tax Information for LendingHome Investors LendingHome provides two different tax forms for the 2016 tax year, to reflect interest income as well as referral b...

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Types of Mortgage Loans: Real Estate Investing

  The Ultimate Guide on Mortgage Loans It’s time to meet the mortgage of your dreams. That’s right. Before falling in love with a house, you’ll need to start a ...

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