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10 Reasons to Make Repairs before You List

If you’re planning to list your home for sale, it’s time to tackle all the necessary repairs. These repairs can save you money in the long run — money spent on improvements now will be far less than the cost of that first price reduction if your house sits on the market. When my wife…

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Own anything with 20/30/50!

Financial discipline is key to financial freedom.  It’s not what you make, but rather what you do with what you bring home.  Whether you’re a parent with two kids or a recent college grad working your first job, our 20/30/50 guideline can help you assess your budget to work towards owning anything! It’s an easy…

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How Much Can You Afford? – Get Pre-Approved

When my wife and I bought our first home in 1994, our PITI (Principle, Interest, Taxes, and Insurance) was about 30% of our gross monthly income, well within the lending Debt-to-Income ratio.  However, it’s important to understand not just what the maximum is you can afford and qualify for, but also making sure you enjoy…

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5 steps to get your house market-ready to Sell

You’ve made the decision: You’re going to sell your home. Now you’re probably wondering Where do I go from here? Start putting fresh paint on the walls? Panic? Don’t stress: Mile27 is here to help.  Unfortunately, when my wife and I sold our first home in 2000,  we didn’t know where to start or how to…

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5 Unexpected Lessons From My First Home Purchase

When I was in High School, I can remember telling myself that I never wanted to be a renter, I wanted to be the homeowner and landlord.  I never wanted a long-term relationship with a landlord, but rather a mortgage broker.  Building wealth through real estate was something I could always see myself doing vs….

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