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What do I have to do to sell my house fast in San Antonio?

Posted by Victor Alves // March 8, 2017

What do I have to do to sell my house fast in San Antonio?

If you’re stuck with a house that you can’t sell, and find yourself ripping your hair out thinking “What do I have to do to sell my house fast in San Antonio?” Then you’ve come to the right place to get those answers! Don’t be stuck with payments you can’t afford or an inherited house […]


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What To Do If Your Rehab Home Doesn’t Sell

Posted by Victor Alves // March 7, 2017

What To Do If Your Rehab Home Doesn’t Sell

In a perfect world your rehab property will sell a few weeks after it is listed for full asking price.  Anyone who has flipped real estate before knows this isn’t always the case.  There are times when you can do everything right and still struggle getting your property sold.  It is during these times when […]


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How to Spot a “We Buy Houses” Scam

Posted by Victor Alves // March 6, 2017

How to Spot a “Buy My House” Scam

Most people’s first contact with home investors come through some form of “We Buy Houses” marketing material like signs, letters, notes at your door, online, etc. This demonstrates the low barrier to entry that exists when it comes to real estate investors. Literally anyone can do marketing and call themselves an investor, whether they know a […]


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When Is The Best Time To Lock Your Loan?

Posted by Victor Alves // March 3, 2017

When Is The Best Time To Lock Your Loan?

Unless you are paying cash for your purchase, you will need to utilize lender financing. The two biggest decisions for most buyers are which program to use, and when to lock. Not locking at the right time can end up costing you hundreds of thousands of dollars over the life of your loan. What makes […]


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Will Selling Inherited Property Cause Me to Owe Taxes?

Posted by Victor Alves // March 2, 2017

Will Selling Inherited Property Cause Me to Owe Taxes?

While an inheritance can represent a windfall, Uncle Sam always wants his cut. We may not like taxes, but it’s wise to consider them whenever you make any kind of a financial move. However, you will not necessarily owe taxes on the sale of your inherited home. Your tax liability will depend upon a number […]


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5 Items That Impact Local Real Estate Markets

Posted by Victor Alves // March 1, 2017

5 Items That Impact Local Real Estate Markets

With all the constant news and information regarding the real estate market it is easy to get confused sometimes. One day you hear that interest rates are going up and housing market is in trouble for 2017.  The next day you hear that there will be an increase in loan programs which will open the […]


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I Am Behind On My Mortgage Payments. What Are My Options?

Posted by Victor Alves // February 28, 2017

I Am Behind On My Mortgage Payments. What Are My Options?

Many of the people who come to ShapeUp Homes struggle with a common issue: they are behind on their mortgage payments. This is a really tough situation, so we always want to break down your options for you. You have a lot of options to choose from when you’re in this situation, but we want […]


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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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