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How to Win a Bidding War

The stories of amped-up buyers engaging in bidding wars are everywhere. It’s enough to make some house hunters give up on buying the home of their dreams – or any home at all. U.S.News offers tips on how you can enter the fray and possibly win the war.  Suggestions include…Read More

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Hot Market Cool Down?

With bidding wars, low housing inventory and sky-high prices, it’s no secret that we’re in an overheated real estate market. It’s not all the fault of the pandemic. According to Peter Lane Taylor, writing for Forbes, contributing factors also include the fact that home building in recent decades has not…Read More

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Escalation Clause Can Win the Bid

With so much competition in the housing market, your first offer may be your last chance to edge out other buyers.  One tactic you can use to keep your bid under consideration is by adding an escalation clause to your offer – if you can afford it. According to this…Read More

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What Millennials Want in a Home

Millennials are now the largest segment of the home-buying population. That means that if you’re selling your home, it’s a good idea to know exactly what features can attract millennials and differentiate your home from others in your neighborhood. Michele Lerner, writing for the Philadelphia Inquirer, explains what appeals to…Read More

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You Have an Offer. Should You Take It?

The decision to sell your home might be an easy one — especially if you’re moving to a new Sal Paone Builders home!  What you might find difficult is deciding to take a prospective buyer’s offer.  That’s because agreeing on a sale price is often just a starting point for…Read More

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First-Timer Flashback

Buying a first home involves plenty of anticipation and stress.  It also offers lessons you’ll only learn after going through the process.  To help newbies navigate through their own first-time home buying experience, Realtor.com offers “What I Wish I Had Known Before Buying My First Home.” The article highlights a…Read More

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Affordable Beach Towns

Relaxing in a sand chair beside the rolling surf is typically where we all daydream of owning our own beach getaway. It’s that pesky little issue of affordability that keeps those dreams from coming true. But what if there was a place that didn’t cost a fortune?  According to this…Read More

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How Much House Can You Afford?

While we all dream of that perfect home, we all must also face the hard reality of affordability.  As in, can you really afford that 5-bedroom, 4-bath mansion with the indoor pool, mancave, gourmet kitchen and wine cellar sitting on 25 acres?  Maybe or maybe not.  One way to find…Read More

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Incredible, Never-Finished Masterpiece Homes

Sometimes, plans change.  For instance, you build a castle but never live in it.  Or, you create a mansion designed to be your magnum opus, but it’s never finished. Around the world, there are incredible masterpiece homes that were started, but never completed due political upheaval, financial strain, death and…Read More

Filed under Buying a home, Home Buyers on Nov 07,2018 | Tagged in: , ,

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

Filed under Buying a home, Home Buyers on Aug 21,2018 | Tagged in: ,

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