How is Buying a Foreclosed Home Different

Almost everywhere you look, there are foreclosed homes. Although there aren’t as many as there were during the recession of 2008, there are still many of these properties available for purchase. But how do you buy a foreclosed home? Is it a special process or can you simply put in a bid and get the…

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Negotiating a Purchase Price

Buying a home is terrifying. Anyone who has been through it knows that the worst part is making that initial offer. Waiting to hear back if you have offered under the purchase price is enough to tie your stomach in knots. So how do you negotiate a purchase price? By following these tips and the…

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Alternatives to Traditional Mortgages

The old adage “there’s more than one way to skin a cat” comes to mind when it comes to mortgages. While most people assume traditional bank mortgages is the only way for them to buy a home, there are actually some financing alternatives when buying a home. Let’s take a look!

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Buyers versus Sellers: Who Pays What During Closing?

Did you know that on either side of the closing table, there will be money changing hands? But when it times to close on a house, it can be confusing on who is paying what. From the commissions to the taxes, each party will have to pay for something. Let’s take a look at what…

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First-Time Homebuyer Mistakes to Avoid

Buying your first home can be both exciting and extremely overwhelming. Most first-time homebuyers want to find the perfect house to start off their lives. While the perfect house is out there, it may not be feasible for your first home. First-time buyers can get side-tracked by fixable problems when looking for their ideal home,…

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Tips for Planning Your Summer Open House

Spring and summer are the two busiest reasons for the real estate market. Many homeowners are trying to take advantage of the homebuyers who are looking to move before the start of the next school year. But with so many people buying and selling in the same market, it could mean your house goes stale.…

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8 SIGNS YOU ARE READY TO BUY YOUR FIRST HOME

You have been mulling over buying your first family’s home for a while now, and chances are you have been dreaming about your family’s first home for even longer. Nothing can compare to the excitement and joy of purchasing your first home. While it’s a huge step to make, it’s also a huge investment in…

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THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE BUYING A HOME

Buying a home is a huge decision to make. How do you decide if a home is right for you? There are a lot of things to consider, but here are a few of the lesser known tips to make the process easier and more accessible for inexperienced buyers.

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Reasons Your Mortgage May Be Declined

While being declined for a home mortgage loan can be an incredibly frustrating and disappointing experience, especially considering all of the hard work that goes into applying for one from the start. However, understanding why you were declined is key, as you will be able to use that information to take control of your financial…

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Common Mistakes When Selling Your Home

  It’s easy to drive through a neighborhood, spot a “For Sale” sign on a beautiful lawn, and think “It must be so simple to sell a home that nice!” Whether you’re selling your home for the first time or a seasoned seller, there are many mistakes you can make along the way that can…

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