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Limited Down Payment Solutions For First Time Home Buyers

Posted by Victor Alves // February 20, 2017

Limited Down Payment Solutions For First Time Home Buyers

If you are lacking the necessary down payment it doesn’t mean you can’t buy a house.  There are a few options available that may make sense depending on your situation.  One of the mistakes that new buyers make is thinking that the down payment is the only money they will need when they buy.  When […]


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We Buy Unappealing Houses in San Antonio

Posted by Victor Alves // February 17, 2017

We Buy Unappealing Houses in San Antonio

Are you looking to sell your old house that you don’t have the money to make all the repairs and updates necessary? Have you ever thought about selling your house to a cash buyer? That’s right, we buy unappealing houses in San Antonio and we buy houses cash! Many of those homeowners who wish to sell […]


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Borrowing Money From Family & Friends: Is it The Right Option?

Posted by Victor Alves // February 16, 2017

Making Your Money Work On Your Behalf

It seems like everyone wants to be involved in real estate. You probably have a Great Uncle, co-worker or someone you went to school with talk to you about investing in real estate.  You may have even discussed all the success you could have and maybe even a little about how you would go about […]


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4 Ways to Estimate Your San Antonio House Value

Posted by Victor Alves // February 15, 2017

4 Ways to Estimate Your San Antonio House Value

How much is your house worth? Sometimes, it can be really hard to get an answer to this question. Some homeowners  set the price too high initially based on a recently sold property nearby with a different floor plan, others incorrectly calculate their house value as the price they paid for it originally and add […]


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Do Not Make These Home Pricing Mistakes

Posted by Victor Alves // February 14, 2017

Do Not Make These Home Pricing Mistakes

The first thing that any prospective buyer notices about a new home for sale is the price.  You can spend time and money to get your house in the best condition possible but if the price is too high nobody will ever know.  Long gone are the days when you can list your property at any […]


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Do Not Forget These 5 Hidden Rental Property Expenses

Posted by Victor Alves // February 13, 2017

Do Not Forget These 5 Hidden Rental Property Expenses

A buy and hold rental portfolio is one of the building blocks of long term real estate investing success. Regardless if you have one single family property or a pool of apartment buildings it is critical that you understand the numbers.  Omitting or miscalculating a few expenses can quickly cause a profitable looking property to […]


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How To Stop Foreclosure At The Last Minute in San Antonio

Posted by Victor Alves // February 10, 2017

How To Stop Foreclosure At The Last Minute in San Antonio

How To Stop Foreclosure At The Last Minute in San Antonio Are you approaching foreclosure? Your mortgage lender is threatening to seize your home in a few short weeks? You’re not alone. It’s a struggle many Americans and many Texans face. There are no easy ways out, but we at ShapeUp Homes have stopped foreclosures […]


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4 Signs You Are Financially Ready To Buy A House

Posted by Victor Alves // February 9, 2017

4 Signs You Are Financially Ready To Buy A House

Buying a house is one of the biggest financial commitments you will ever make. It is important that you are as financially ready as possible before diving into home ownership. Not only do you need to know what you are getting into in the short term, but you should have some idea of what you […]


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San Antonio Vacant House Insurance Coverage Options

Posted by Victor Alves // February 8, 2017

San Antonio Vacant House Insurance Coverage Options

If you own a house in San Antonio which you no longer reside, then you need to know about vacant house insurance coverage options. It may be tempting to leave a house vacant without notifying your existing insurance agent of the change in the home’s status. However, doing so may put you and your property […]


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What Is a Squatter and Squatters Rights? – Vacant House Problems

Posted by Victor Alves // February 7, 2017

What Is a Squatter and Squatters Rights – Vacant House Problems

If you are a landlord or a property owner not residing in a property, you may at some point encounter unwanted inhabitants, aka squatters. What most people in this situation don’t realize is that a “squatter” is a very specific type of inhabitant. Before deciding how to handle the situation, it is important to determine […]


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