Matt Wittkins' Blog

Posted on 07/07/2020
What is a Reverse Mortgage?
Photo by Alexander Mils from Pexels If your wealth is tied up in your home, how can you free up some cash? A reverse mortgage is available to homeowners with mostly or fully paid-off mortgages. The monthly payments, which come from the lender to you, are not counted as taxable income. But there are mortgage taxes, and interest...
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Posted on 06/29/2020
Navigate the Homebuying Journey Like a Pro
The homebuying journey may seem long, complicated and time-consuming at first. Fortunately, there are lots of things a property buyer can do to streamline the process of finding his or her dream residence. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help a homebuyer navigate the property buying journey like a pro. 1. Narrow Your Home Search If...
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Posted on 06/22/2020
Key Components of a Real Estate Contract
Photo by Mohamed Hassan via PixabayBuying and selling real estate is a complicated process that takes time. Because you are making a life decision and dealing with strangers, you should always have a valid purchase contract. Real estate agents use a standard contract, but the buyer and/or seller may make changes to that contract. In making changes, be...
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Posted on 06/15/2020
Starting from Scratch: How to Find the Capital for Your First Investment Property
Photo by Jonathan Rolande via Pixabay Dipping your toes in the real estate investing waters can feel intimidating--especially when it comes to making a large up-front investment. Although there are ways to get started in real estate with lower up-front costs (low- or no-down payment VA and FHA loans, for instance), it's smart to have some savings to...
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Posted on 06/08/2020
Buying a Home without Representation Can Be Risky
Photo by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay It may be tempting to purchase your first home without the help of a real estate agent. If you want to risk not having professional help to buy your first house, you can, but you’ll be leaving a lot of benefits on the table and assuming all the risks. The Benefits of...
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Posted on 06/01/2020
Luxury Upgrades For Your Home
Photo by Chauhan Moniz on Unsplash Whether you want to sell or just want to live in a more luxurious environment, understanding some of the key details that make a luxury home what it is can help you make the most of a new purchase or even your current dwelling. High end homes are about more than just...
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Posted on 05/25/2020
DIY: Unique & Memorable Magnets
Photo by Squared.one on Unsplash Is it time to get more organized? If you want to start keeping important reminders on your refrigerator or your New Year's resolution was to get organized with a magnetic calendar, then the first thing you need are magnets. Sure, you can buy pre-made magnets that operate just fine, but why not unleash...
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Posted on 05/18/2020
Choosing a Security System for Your Home
Image by Andrey_Popov from Shutterstock Burglary is one of the more common types of crimes in the US today. Every day, many homeowners wake up or get back from work to discover their homes robbed. Given the financial, psychological, and physical damage that can happen, protecting your home is always ideal. You don’t have to be a victim....
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Posted on 05/11/2020
Create a Home Selling Budget
A home selling budget can make a world of difference, particularly for individuals who want to avoid potential problems during the property selling journey. Yet crafting a home selling budget may be difficult. Thankfully, there are lots of things you can do to simplify the process of creating a home selling budget that matches your finances. Now, let's take...
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Posted on 05/04/2020
Do You Need a Homebuying Plan?
If you want to enjoy a seamless homebuying experience, it generally is a good idea to establish a property buying plan. That way, you can take a step-by-step approach to make your homeownership dream come true. As you prepare a homebuying strategy, there are several factors to consider. These factors include: 1. Your Dream Home Definition There is no...
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Posted on 04/27/2020
Selling a Water Damaged Home
Photo by Monkey Business Images via Shutterstock After a significant storm or catastrophic event, you may determine that moving to a different climate is right for your household. The question becomes, do you repair all the damage to your home before you sell it, or do you offer it “as is” so that the buyer takes on that...
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