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Eight Steps To Buying a Home- Step 7 - Close

Staying in control of your credit and finances

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Beautiful 2br/2ba Townhome With Garage in Desirable Scripps Ranch Coming Soon!

Beautiful 2br/2ba Townhome With Garage in Desirable Scripps Ranch Coming Soon! $394,000

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Eight Steps in Buying a Home: Step 8 - Protect Your Investment

The home-buying process is complete, which means it's time for your maintenance plan! 

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Eight Steps to Buying a Home; Step 6 - Perform Due Diligence

Knowing what work has and has not been done to your home is important information to have in the buying process

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Eight Steps to Buying a Home- Step 4: Find Your Home

So you've met with your trusted advisors, and now you're ready to begin your search. But how or where do you start? There are a lot of homes out there, and diving in without a guide can become overwhelming and confusing.

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Eight Steps to Buying a Home: Step 3- Secure Financing

What will the loan consultant do for you?

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Eight Steps to Buying a House : Step 2: Hiring an Agent

A great real estate agent will:

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Steps to Buying Your Home: Step 1: Decide to Buy

The decision to purchase your first home is one of the biggest and best choices you could ever make. After all, a home is the largest - and most emotional - investment most people will face in their lifetime. So, how do you know if it's the right time for you to buy?There is never a wrong time to buy the right home. The key is finding the right buy and taking the time to carefully evaluate your finances.

A home purchase is an important step that can provide many advantages. Purchasing your own home is a great investment that can deliver several financial benefits - equity build up, value appreciation, automatic savings plan - not to mention a new sense of pride!

Start looking at your options today. You don't have to know everything. Your Lookup Realty agent is ready to help you through every step of the process.

Eight Steps in Buying a Home: Step 5 - Make an Offer

Some things to consider when deciding on the best price point are:

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1031 Exchanges: What You Need to Know

  Typically, when an investment asset is sold, the owner is taxed on capital gains. However, Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code provides an exception: If a seller replaces a non-owner-occupied investment property with a like-kind (same or higher value) property, the owner can defer paying taxes on capital gains. The idea behind a 1031 Exchange (also known as a Starker exchange or a like-kind exchange) is that the taxpayer’s investment is fundamentally the same — only the form has changed — and it would be unfair to tax what is only a gain on paper. One of the primary benefits of a 1031 Exchange is that an investor is essentially receiving an interest-free loan from the IRS to invest in another property. And this loan amount can be increased through subsequent exchanges. There’s no limit to the number or the frequency of 1031 Exchanges an inve ...

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