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It’s Cheaper to Buy than Rent, and There’s Help for Buyers
Posted by Town and Country Realty on September 30, 2016 in  uncategorized
Most people totally agree with Millennials who think buying a first home is scary. But the best way to come to terms with that is to stop looking in the rear view mirror and reliving the bruising years of the Great Recession and a snail’s pace recovery. That was then and now is now. Knowing what’s happening with the local economy can soothe some of yesteryear’s fears and put you in the right frame of mind to face the future.   Remember that bad news will always get more attention than good... read more
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Two of the biggest buzz topics in the TriCities these days are entrepreneurship and Millennials.  Both have significant and lasting implications.   Entrepreneurship is a hot topic because of its job creation potential in the evolution of local economies.  It has gained new emphasis because it’s the cornerstone for jobs created by those who are self-employed.  In numbers that breaks down to 3 out of every 10 jobs.   At the same time just about everyone is trying to get a handle o... read more
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First-time buyers should get ready now for next year’s market.
Posted by Town and Country Realty on September 09, 2016 in  Useful Information
It’s prime time now, because it will take a couple of months to get everything into place. Being a serious buyer simply means you’ve done your homework, aligned your credit affairs and aren’t just a casual observer when you go to an open house or showing.   The first step is knowing what you can afford, getting your credit in order.    How much house you can afford isn’t as simple as comparing a mortgage payment with the rent. Factor in things like property taxes, insurance ... read more