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To Paint or Not to Paint

Painting the outside of your home traditionally takes more time and expense than a comparable area on the inside. You have to deal with ladders, more paint and, of course, the weather. So when preparing your house for sale, you don’t want to do any exterior painting unless it is ...

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How to Use a Roth IRA to Buy Investment Property

How to Use a Roth IRA to Buy Investment Property Many people don't realize the power of a Roth IRA until they use it to purchase rental property and buy flips in the Louisville KY area. By utilizing a self-directed IRA like Equity Trust, they can control exactly what they are ...

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Staging the Outside of Your Home

You’re probably familiar with the term “home staging”. It involves cleaning, de-cluttering, reorganizing, and decorating specifically in order to make your home more attractive to potential buyers. Furniture stores do something similar when they “stage” a bedroom suite in a showroom. Most sellers focus their staging efforts on the inside of ...

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Is It A Mountain? Or A Molehill?

There’s an old expression: Don’t make a mountain out of a molehill. It refers, of course, to putting a problem or issue in the right perspective. Some things just aren’t worth worrying that much about – the molehills. However, there are other things that you do need to be concerned ...

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What Is the Difference Between a Short Sale and Pre-Foreclosure?

Understand the difference between a Pre-Foreclosure and a Short Sale While some people use these terms interchangeably, they are in fact very different.  A Short Sale is a listing that is dependent on the lender (often referred to as a "third party" or "mortgagee) approving the sale.  This is necessary because ...

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First-Time Home Buyer Pitfalls – Avoid These 9

The Louisville, Kentucky real estate market is more competitive than ever for the first-time buyer. It is not uncommon in 2017 to see homes sell within hours for thousands over list price. Keeping that in mind, we want to help the first-time buyer as they take the first step toward ...

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