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What is escrow?

In real estate, what is an escrow account? (hint: there are three you are likely to encounter) There are three escrow accounts you are likely to encounter when buying or selling a home. Before I go into them individually, I would like to share the definition of escrow. Escrow Account ...

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Home improvement?

“Home is an invention, on which no one has improved.”                                                                 – Ann Douglas  ...

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Buy a condo or a house?

Which is better? Buying a condominium or a house? Frequently when a first time home buyer is ready to move out of their last apartment, the debate between buying a condominium or a house arises. For me personally, this has always been a no brainer. I don’t like living in ...

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Major fortunes….

“The major fortunes in America have been made in land.”                                                                                -John ...

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PSA- Wire Transfer Security

Real Estate Fraud Alert- Wire Transfers Recently in the MIBOR (Metropolitan Indianapolis Board of Realtors) area, there have been instances of attempted fraud. Basically what is happening is that when people are in the process of buying or selling homes and have to wire money to the title company prior ...

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Owning a home…

“Owning a home is a keystone of wealth… both of financial affluence and emotional security.”                                                                       ...

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Down Payment Assistance

Home Buyers Down Payment Assistance A lot of home buyers come to me looking for down payment assistance programs and honestly, I haven’t previously been able to keep up with them. Not for a lack of trying, but there are a couple of thousand Down Payment Assistance, Affordable First Mortgage ...

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My House, My Refuge

“My house is my refuge, an emotional piece of architecture” -Luis Barragan ...

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