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10 Tips for Keeping Your Home Safe While on Vacation

Posted by Douglas Herfurth // June 21, 2017 // Blog // keep you home safe while away / vacation

  Start the Countdown Don’t let the anticipation of a well-deserved vacation blind you to the risks of leaving your home unprotected. Go ahead and plan your beach, camping or city shopping holiday, but take precautions before you leave. We subscribe to the “better safe than sorry” philosophy, so review your home safety checklist before […]


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5 Mortgage Items You Can’t Afford To Miss

Posted by Douglas Herfurth // June 14, 2017 // Blog

One of the most intimidating aspects of getting a loan is trying 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 […]


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Want to sell your home for more money, these are the colors you should paint your walls.

Posted by Douglas Herfurth // June 7, 2017 // Blog // colors / colors increase price

When it comes time to sell your home, you might consider making some changes to make it more appealing to buyers. According to a new analysis by Zillow, paint color should definitely be a change you consider. After analyzing more than 32,000 listing photos of homes that have sold across the US, Zillow came up […]


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Protect your rental property from kitchen fire loss:

Posted by Douglas Herfurth // May 24, 2017 // Blog // fire loss / fire supression / smoke alarm

Protect your (rental) property from fire damage with these guidelines: Install and make sure there are working fire/smoke alarms in each of your homes. Buy alarms with long-life batteries (some are available that last 5-10 years) or take new batteries to each home every six months and combine changing the batteries with a regular interior […]


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Financial Planning: 4 Reasons to Buy a House Today

Posted by Douglas Herfurth // May 17, 2017 // Blog

Homeownership will always be a part of the American Dream. There are advantages to owning your own home (educational, health, social) that far transcend any economic impact. However, we want to look at several of the financial advantages of homeownership in today’s post. 1. Buying is Cheaper Than Renting The results of the latest Rent […]


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The US Real Estate Forecast 2017 to 2020

Posted by Douglas Herfurth // May 10, 2017 // Blog

Most real estate sales and real estate investment experts are predicting a strong year ahead for US housing in 2017, 2018, 2018 and beyond. If you’re wondering about buying or selling this year, or investing in real estate, or wondering what kind of ROI is out there, this is a great place to start. Here’s a short […]


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How To Invest Your IRA Money In What You Want To

Posted by Douglas Herfurth // May 3, 2017 // Blog // IRA

How To Invest Your IRA Money Into What You Want To. Most people think that an IRA is for buying stocks or stock-based funds. Not true! You can use your IRA money to invest in whatever your little heart desires, with a few exceptions. We’ll get to those later. The IRA, or Individual Retirement Account, […]


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What You Need to Know About Mortgages

Posted by Douglas Herfurth // April 26, 2017 // Blog

If you’ve never owned a home you probably don’t have a lot of knowledge of what kind of mortgage options there are for you and what factors affect them. Adjustable rate mortgages are an attractive mortgage at first glance, due to very low interest rates and lower payments. They are often referred to as ARMs […]


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The Basics of Referral Fees

Posted by Douglas Herfurth // April 19, 2017 // Blog

Real Estate Investors like ourselves purchase properties of all types. We buy properties in many financial situations. When we buy properties we can often make the homeowners cash offers and are able to close quickly. The homeowners are able to skip paying for repairs and other fees. This business allows us to provide homeowners with […]


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Transitioning The Property of Elderly Loved Ones

Posted by Douglas Herfurth // April 12, 2017 // Blog

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Whether your elderly loved ones are moving out of their house and into a retirement community or if you have inherited a house, there are a few steps you will need to take before you can sell or do anything with their house. If your elderly loved one needs you to take charge of their […]


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