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Down Payment Problem - Are You Sure?

Down Payment Problem - Are You Sure? There is increasing difficulty for first-time home buyers to save for their down payment as indicated in the graph. Several factors that contribute to this trend include rising rents, rising home prices, student loan... Read more

An Alternative to Paying Tax Today

An Alternative to Paying Tax Today The cartoon character Wimpy would say that he’d gladly repay you Tuesday for a hamburger today. Some real estate investors say a similar thing to Uncle Sam to be able to hold on to their proceeds from the sale of ... Read more

Save the Cost of Mortgage Insurance

Save the Cost of Mortgage Insurance During the banking crisis in the Great Recession, certain types of mortgages were unavailable that are once again being offered. Fortunately, the 80-10-10 mortgage is one of those making a reappearance and it can save ... Read more

Important Estate Documents

Important Estate Documents An estate plan is a collection of documents to ensure that your wishes are carried out because of death or incapacity to make decisions for yourself. Spouses, minor children, adult children, property and investments can all be ... Read more

Tax Benefits of Home Ownership

Tax Benefits of Home Ownership U.S. taxpayers have enjoyed specific tax benefits for home ownership since personal income tax was introduced by the 16th amendment in 1913. While these benefits may not be the primary reason that motivates a person to buy ... Read more

Mortgage Loans from Relatives

Mortgage Loans from Relatives Occasionally, when dealing with close relatives who might also become heirs, signing a note and handling the paperwork properly may seem like a needless effort but it could mean the difference in being able to take a legitim... Read more

Boomers Are Staying In-Place

Boomers Are Staying In-Place There seems to have been an accepted progression for homeowners going from starter home, to gradually moving into one’s dream home, then, downsizing after becoming an empty nester and finally, into a retirement home. Ho... Read more

What a Difference 50 Years Makes

What a Difference 50 years Makes In 1966, a gallon of gas was $0.32 and today, it is $2.49. A dozen eggs were $0.60 but they’ve only doubled to $1.33. A gallon of milk was $0.99 and today, it costs $3.98. You could send a letter for five cents and ... Read more
Lori Collins
Collins Realty
312 Georgia St, Ste 210
Vallejo, CA 94590
Phone: 707-564-6500
Cell:  707-373-9908
Fax: 267-573-0792
Email: Lori@CollinsRealty.REALTOR

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