Monthly Archives: October 2011

Buying a Home in Connecticut: Essex

Posted by JD Esajian // October 19, 2011

Essex has all the splendor and solitude of a small seaside New England town – except that it’s on a river. Characterized by calm waters and an even calmer atmosphere, it’s a great getaway for nature lovers and anyone else buying a house in Connecticut.

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Buying a Home in San Diego: Little Italy

Posted by JD Esajian // October 18, 2011

Little Italy has been one of San Diego’s most recognizable ethnic neighborhoods for a long time, but recently it’s become a housing hotspot for young professionals and families. If you want to live in a metropolitan neighborhood that combines an ultra-modern art scene with old-world charm, then look no further than this charming community.

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Buying on a Budget: 3 Things Not to Skimp Out On

Posted by JD Esajian // October 17, 2011

Lots of first-time home buyers are being forced to work within a tight budget due to the struggling economy, but there are some amenities that are always worth the money, no matter how light your wallet is. Here are three things that you should never cut corners on when buying a house:

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4 Ways to Keep Your Mortgage in Check

Posted by JD Esajian // October 16, 2011

With foreclosures at a record high across the country, it’s more important than ever to stay on top of your home loan payments. Here are a few ways you can simplify the process to keep your mortgage payments organized and up-to-date:

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Flipping Houses: Repairing the Roof

Posted by JD Esajian // October 14, 2011

With winter coming on, it’s a good time to make sure that your real estate investment has a good roof to keep it safe through all four seasons. While many house flippers choose to have their roofs professionally done, you can save a lot of money by patching up the shingles yourself. Here are a few tips to help you out:

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The Anatomy of a Home Loan

Posted by JD Esajian // October 13, 2011

Every mortgage has a certain structure that, when explained in legal language, can be difficult to understand. The terms used to describe components – like “the index” and “the margin” – can throw many first-time homeowners for a loop. But understanding your mortgage before signing it is crucial for keeping your payments manageable and your investment secure. Here’s a simplified description of how mortgages are built:

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Is a Foreclosed Home Right For Me?

Posted by JD Esajian // October 12, 2011

As of this August, home foreclosures are at an all-time high across the country. Although low sticker prices might tempt many first-time homebuyers to invest in a house that’s been foreclosed upon, putting your money into bank-owned property isn’t always a good decision. Here a few things to keep in mind if you’re on the market for foreclosures:

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Buying a Home in Connecticut: Easton

Posted by JD Esajian // October 11, 2011

With the best school system and the lowest crime rate of any small town in the Constitution State, Easton is a great place to live for both families and retirees. Its historic buildings, beautiful lakes and miles of orchards make the town a must-see for anyone buying a house in Connecticut.

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Picking Your Realtor: Independent Agents vs. National Agencies

Posted by JD Esajian // October 10, 2011

It’s always a good idea to sell your home through a real estate agent, but picking the right one for you can be difficult. If you’re having trouble deciding whether to list your real estate investment with a large firm or a local agent, here are a few words of advice that might help tip the scales:

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How Much Should I Ask For My Home?

Posted by JD Esajian // October 9, 2011

If you’re selling a home, picking a good asking price can mean the difference between a quick sale and a real estate investment that sits on the market for weeks. Here are a few tips to help you decide the best sticker price for your property:

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