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How to Buy a House in 2024 With No Money 

2/1 Buydown, 1% down payment, oh my.  If you could live in your dream home for zero dollars down, would you still choose to rent?  Now may be the right time to put your home ownership plans into high gear.

Budget Realistically for Home Repairs | Nerd Wallet

It happens: Stuff at your home wears out or breaks. But saving 1% to 4% of your home’s value each year for maintenance and repairs isn’t easy.   This article from "This Old House" gives some indications of how long things last.  Be sure you check it out.

I really like this Report by the National Association of Realtors Research Group showing the cost recovery on renovation projects. Wanting to know the best investment for your money on repairs before selling?  You can’t go wrong with wood flooring, apparently, except in Florida ceramic tile is really the thing at least in wet areas.   But don’t overlook adding a new roof because 100% cost recovery is a good thing when you sell.

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Tampa, FL  33618



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