Tag: Buying A Home

Factors to Consider Before You Buy a Second Residence
Posted on 12/01/2019
Factors to Consider Before You Buy a Second Residence
The decision to purchase a second home may be one of the biggest choices you will make in your lifetime. As such, it is important to consider all of the factors associated with a house purchase before you embark on a quest to acquire a second residence. Now, let's take a look at three key factors to evaluate as...
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Start a Successful Homebuying Journey
Posted on 11/17/2019
Start a Successful Homebuying Journey
The homebuying journey may be complicated, particularly for those who fail to plan for it. Fortunately, there are lots of things that you can do to boost your chances of enjoying a successful property buying experience. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you start a successful homebuying journey. 1. Establish Criteria for Your Home Search...
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What to Expect During the Homebuying Journey
Posted on 06/09/2019
What to Expect During the Homebuying Journey
The homebuying journey may prove to be long and complex, particularly for an individual who fails to plan ahead. Fortunately, there are lots of things that you can do to get ready to pursue your dream house, such as: 1. Make a Homebuying Budget A homebuying budget will give you a good idea about how much money you...
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Key Reasons to Hire a Home Inspector
Posted on 03/18/2019
Key Reasons to Hire a Home Inspector
If you intend to buy a house, you may want to employ a home inspector. In fact, there are many reasons why a buyer may hire a house inspector, such as: 1. You want to identify any underlying home problems. Although you may have walked through a house a few times before you submitted an offer to purchase, a...
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How Long Will It Take To Close On My First Home?
Posted on 02/18/2019
How Long Will It Take To Close On My First Home?
Do you ever wish that they taught a class in high school called, “Things You’ll Actually Need to Know In Life?” You’d learn how to prepare your taxes, what investing is, and how to buy a home. Unfortunately, all of these important life lessons tend to be self-taught; you pick them up along the way and learn from your...
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Should You Use An Escrow Account?
Posted on 01/14/2019
Should You Use An Escrow Account?
You may have heard the term “escrow” in your experience with real estate. You might know it’s an account, but what exactly does it do for you as a buyer? An escrow account is what your lender uses to make payments on things like property taxes, insurance, and more. The lender collects your monthly mortgage payment, and part of...
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Purchase a Home in a Hot Housing Market
Posted on 11/19/2018
Purchase a Home in a Hot Housing Market
Let's face it – buying a home in a hot housing market is no easy task. For example, if you wait too long to submit an offer on a house, you risk losing this residence to a rival buyer. On the other hand, if you rush to submit a home offer at or above a seller's initial asking price,...
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3 Reasons to Boost Your Credit Score Before You Buy a Home
Posted on 10/01/2018
3 Reasons to Boost Your Credit Score Before You Buy a Home
Believe it or not, your credit score can make a world of difference as you get ready to search for your ideal house. If you have an excellent credit score, you likely will have no trouble obtaining home financing. On the other hand, if you have a bad credit score, you may struggle to get the financing you need...
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Home Inspections Are Important for Buyers and Sellers - Here's Why
Posted on 09/17/2018
Home Inspections Are Important for Buyers and Sellers - Here's Why
Getting a home inspection is usually built into the purchase contract for most real estate transactions. A home inspection contingency protects the buyer from getting any unwelcome surprises after they buy the home (think water damage or an HVAC system whose days are numbered). In some cases, home inspections are the defining moment between a sale or moving on...
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Avoid a Complex Homebuying Journey
Posted on 09/10/2018
Avoid a Complex Homebuying Journey
For those who want to enjoy a seamless homebuying experience, it helps to prepare accordingly. That way, you will be ready to identify and address any hurdles that come your way during the homebuying journey. Ultimately, there are lots of things you can do to avoid a complex homebuying journey, such as: 1. Establish Homebuying Criteria If you enter...
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A Buyer's Guide to Negotiating a Home Offer
Posted on 09/03/2018
A Buyer's Guide to Negotiating a Home Offer
If you’re a first-time homebuyer you might be worried or anxious about the process of making an offer on a home. After all, negotiating isn’t something most of us look forward to on a day to day basis and we try to avoid it when possible. When it comes to buying a home, however, negotiating is usually part of...
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