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Should You Sell Your House or Renovate It?

Should You Sell Your House or Renovate It? by: Geoff Williams Should You Sell Your House or Renovate It? – US News The math may sway you. Sell or renovate? If you’re leaning toward selling, but are toying with making … Continue reading

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Treatment Centers Can Impact Home Prices

Treatment Centers Can Impact Home Prices DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2014 Residential substance abuse treatment centers can impact the price of neighboring homes, according to a study that uses MLS data to show just how much … Continue reading

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Should You Use a Credit Card to Pay Taxes?

Should You Use a Credit Card to Pay Taxes? By Miranda Marquit “Generally speaking, you should not use a credit card for expenses like paying taxes,” says Bennie Waller, a professor of finance and real estate at Longwood University. “However, … Continue reading

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This is still the easiest way to lower your mortgage payments

 This is still the easiest way to lower your mortgage payments By Sarita Harbour July 16, 2014 9:23 PM Looking to reduce your monthly mortgage payments? Depending on your situation, refinancing could still be your best option for achieving this … Continue reading

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5 things to consider for Brevard real estate

5 things to consider for Brevard real estate First-time homebuyers Still, lending standards aren’t going away. And they’ll couple with rising interest rates, which discourage some first-time homebuyers, says Bennie Waller, professor of finance and real estate at Longwood University … Continue reading

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Seven Real Estate Trends to Watch For in 2015

Seven Real Estate Trends to Watch For in 2015 2014 marked the best year in economic recovery since the recession, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This means that there may be more opportunities for home ownership in 2015. … Continue reading

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Homeowner inspections

by; Bennie D. Waller, PhD Homeowner inspections are incredibly important, however most states have very limited requirements as to what qualifies as a home inspector. In Virginia, there are NO requirements. If you put forth yourself as a home inspector, … Continue reading

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Who really benefits from a real estate dual-agent?

Who really benefits from a real estate dual-agent? by Ray Akers, columnist Buying a home through the listing agent sets up a dual-agency situation. A dual-agency can occur with two agents when both are working for the same real estate … Continue reading

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Are Foreclosures Still a Threat in Today’s Market?

Are Foreclosures Still a Threat in Today’s Market? Dr. Scott Wentland discusses foreclosure paper written by co-authors Xun Bian, Bennie D. Waller and Geoffrey K Turnbull. We’ve heard so much about foreclosures in the news, especially during the mortgage/credit crisis, … Continue reading

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Why Jumbo Mortgages Are So Cheap

Submitted by Aaron Crowe on November 03, 2014 Jumbo mortgage rates are at 25-year lows , beating interest rates on traditional, conforming loans. At first glance, that doesn’t make sense because jumbo loans are for expensive homes. Why would a bank give a lower loan rate to … Continue reading

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