The Ultimate Guide to Mixed Use Financing

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Have you ever seen a residential building with a retail shop underneath? These properties are referred to as “mixed-use” properties because they’re used for both residential and commercial purposes. Whether it’s a small apartment with a convenience store or a condo with luxury retail outlets underneath, mixed-use buildings are quite common—especially in cities like New…

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How to Get Preapproved for a Mortgage

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Have you ever heard of the 30% rule? It’s a widely touted piece of financial advice that says you should spend no more than 30% of your income on rent. Financial experts believe that adhering to this rule helps you live within your means. But why spend 30% of your income on renting a home…

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A Beginner’s Guide to VA Loans

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Serving in the armed forces is one of the noblest jobs out there. Our esteemed military personnel work tirelessly to protect our shores and defend our freedoms. Therefore, if anybody deserves to own a home, it’s our nation’s 1.4 million active military personnel and 19 million veterans. But what if you’re in the military but can’t…

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