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Buying a home

Tips for First-Timers

Buying your first home can be as exciting as it is exhausting.  There’s so much to know, a lot of financial figuring to do, and many homes to see and consider.  From mortgages and down payments, to choosing a home style and neighborhood, understanding homeowner’s insurance, and planning for move-in…Read More

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Which Home Type is Right for You?

First-time homebuyers are often confused about the differences between condos, townhomes, single-family homes, multi-family homes and co-ops. There are some major differences and a number of pros and cons to each.  A good place to start in understanding it all is this article from Redfin.  But, beyond the basics, how…Read More

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Buying a Foreclosed Home: What You Need to Know

Tempted by that sign offering a great home, at a bargain-basement price?  It’s probably a foreclosure.  It could be a great investment or a nightmare, depending on how well-informed you are about the risks and rewards.  You’ll get the home for a good price, but it will be sold “as…Read More

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Forego the FSBO

For Sale by Owner (FSBO) is a sign you often see.  It’s an indication that the homeowner has made the decision to forego using a real estate professional to sell the home.  You might be tempted to do the same if you decide to put your home on the market. …Read More

Filed under Buying a home, Home Buyers, Home Tips, Homeowners on May 23,2018 | Tagged in: , , ,

The 2018 Housing Market

If 2018 is the year you plan to move ahead with buying, selling or renting a home, this report from U.S. News and World Report has some information you need to know.  In a nutshell, their report predicts that homebuyers will face headwinds, sellers will remain in the sweet spot…Read More

Filed under Buying a home, Home Buyers, Selling a home on Feb 15,2018 | Tagged in: ,

Are You Mortgage Ready?

First time home buyer? The first month of the year is the perfect time to resolve to be mortgage ready. There’s a lot to know about applying and qualifying for a mortgage, about types of loans, interest rates and settlement costs. You’ll also want to understand your options in lenders,…Read More

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Your First Home: Can You Afford It?

If you’re dreaming of ending your life as a “rent” and becoming a home owner, you may be obsessed with browsing real estate listings, visiting open houses and finding the perfect home. But, be sure you are equally obsessed with crunching the numbers to confirm that buying vs. renting is…Read More

Filed under Buying a home, Home Buyers on Oct 05,2017

Couples Therapy for Home Buying?

If you’re in the market for a home, and you find that the process is creating tension between you and your spouse or significant other, you’re not alone. A recent survey from LendingHome found that 60% of couples aged 25 – 45 disagreed over buying a house. Natalie Way, writing…Read More

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Considering an Investment Property?

A volatile stock market has many people looking for other ways to invest their money. Real estate is one of the options most considered. Is buying a property and renting it out a smart idea? The answer is maybe. According to Robyn A. Friedman, in an article originally published in…Read More

Filed under Buying a home, Home Buyers, Renting on Jul 05,2017 | Tagged in: ,

Cold Weather is a Hot Time to Buy a Home!

Sue Leonard Photography—Shutterstock Spring is traditionally the busiest time of year for buying and selling real estate. But, according to Sara Max, writing for Money.com, if you want to get the best deal and avoid a bidding war, the cold weather months are a great time to search for and…Read More

Filed under Buying a home, Home Buyers, Homeowners, Mortgage on Jan 11,2017 | Tagged in: , ,

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