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Buying Properties

How to Get the Most from a Home Inspection

Buying a home is probably the single most significant investment you’ll make in your lifetime. When you’re making such a significant purchase, you want to know exactly what you’re getting. This is the goal of a home inspection. A professional inspector will review the home and point out any potential concerns. Here’s how it works. 1. Arrange for the inspection: Typically, you will include an...

6 Things EVERY First-Time Home Buyer Should Do

It’s time to prepare for the closing on the purchase of your first home. Before you are handed the keys, there will be several tasks to do so you can set the stage for being a homeowner. Speaking of keys, you should change the locks, which can be a DIY project for you, or contact a locksmith. Notifying all of your contacts of your new address should also be on your task list. An email blast will...

When Is the Best Time to Buy or Sell a Home?

The opportune time to buy or sell a home is not carved in stone. There are three primary factors that will influence you as to when you should move forward with buying or selling a home. Buyers and sellers can benefit from knowing what their local market activity is at any given time. I can help you with that. Since supply and demand of available properties dictate price and availability, our role is to...

Financial Benefits of Owning a Home

You want to make smart financial choices for your future. Do those include buying a home? Here are five financial benefits that point to yes. 1. Tax breaks: As a homeowner, you may qualify for tax benefits. These deductions can help offset other costs of homeownership. Potential deductions include the interest on your mortgage, property taxes, and home equity lines of credit. 2. Stability: If you...

It’s Tempting, but Don’t Do It: The Perils of Moving in Prior to Closing

It is not a given that every sale will close on the contracted closing date. With this in mind, it is important to have contingency plans to cover any delays that will hinder moving plans for both buyer and seller. The buyer who wants to move in prior to a delayed closing and the seller who accommodates such a request may find themselves in a predicament if things don’t go according to plan. Keep in mind...

Resolutions That Can Help You Buy a Home

New year, new home? Whip your financial resume into shape to improve your home-buying odds. Thinking of buying a home this year? We compiled five New Year’s resolutions that can help you keep your financial resume in tiptop shape. 1. Avoid job hopping Employment history and income are two of the biggest factors lenders look at when evaluating a mortgage application. A new job may be a good career...

A Move-In, Move-Out Checklist for Landlords & Tenants

Preparing to rent out your property to a new tenant? Before handing over the keys, we strongly recommend providing them with a move-in move-out checklist. This important document will be used prior to the tenant moving in and upon the tenant moving out in order to assess any and all damage – including both pre-existing damage and new damage. The cost of repairing pre-existing damage, or damage that...

2,300 Cancun real estate agents, only 200 actually licensed

Cancun, Q.R. — According to the president of the Mexican Association of Real Estate Professionals, more than 2,300 people buy and sell real estate in the city of Cancun, however, only 200 are licensed to do so. Tayde Favila, president of the Mexican Association of Real Estate Professionals (Ampi) Cancún, says that there are approximately 2,300 people in the city of Cancun who are “advisors”...

Moving to Mexico? 5 Tips You Will Find Helpful

Each year, an increasing number of foreign families, retirees and young people decide to move to Mexico in search of their happy ever after in warm climate, surrounded by affordable lifestyle, delicious food and all the comforts that would be hardly accessible at home. Tulum has been one of the most popular destinations in Mexico to move to – it offers gorgeous beaches, yoga, relaxation, water sports,...

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