Tag: Buying A Home

When Should You Get Pre-Approved For A Mortgage?
Posted on 11/17/2019
When Should You Get Pre-Approved For A Mortgage?
If you’re ready to buy a home, you probably have done a lot of research. One thing is sure: You know you need to get pre-approved for a mortgage. It’s perhaps the most critical step in the process of buying a home for a variety of reasons. There’s down payments and debt-to-income ratios, and other financial issues to worry...
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How Much Time Should You Spend Searching for a Home?
Posted on 11/03/2019
How Much Time Should You Spend Searching for a Home?
Generally, the length of the homebuying journey depends on the individual. In some instances, a buyer will purchase the first house that he or she views in-person. Or, in other cases, it may take a buyer several weeks or months to find a house that matches his or her expectations. There is no need to rush the homebuying journey....
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Should You Set Up a Second Home Showing?
Posted on 10/13/2019
Should You Set Up a Second Home Showing?
A home showing is a valuable opportunity for a buyer, as it enables him or her to walk through a residence and find out what a house is all about. At the same time, a single home showing may be insufficient. Ultimately, there are many reasons why you may want to schedule a follow-up house showing, and these include:...
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How to Find the Perfect Family Home
Posted on 06/16/2019
How to Find the Perfect Family Home
Looking for the perfect place to call home? Is your vision of home that iconic white-picket fence ranch in the suburbs? Or, do you love the walkability of an urban neighborhood? Do you dream of a large backyard with room to host the neighborhood barbecue? How about being near to great schools? Extensive libraries or museums? Sports facilities?...
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Should You Forgo a Home Inspection?
Posted on 03/04/2019
Should You Forgo a Home Inspection?
If a seller approves your offer to purchase his or her house, conducting a home inspection likely will be the next step of the property buying cycle. Although you may have the option to forgo a house inspection, you should not avoid this evaluation. Because if you forgo a home inspection, you may wind up purchasing a house that...
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Getting Started on Your Down Payment While Renting
Posted on 02/11/2019
Getting Started on Your Down Payment While Renting
It can be difficult to find the extra savings to put towards your first home as a renter. With rent and utility prices rising, most people’s paychecks are leaving them with less and less savings at the end of the month. Buying your first home, however, can be a great long-term financial decision. It will help you build equity,...
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Real Estate Market Data That Homebuyers Need to Analyze
Posted on 01/14/2019
Real Estate Market Data That Homebuyers Need to Analyze
Looking to buy a house in the near future? If your answer is "Yes," you may want to start reviewing housing market data. That way, you can gain the insights that you need to make data-driven decisions throughout the homebuying journey. Ultimately, there are many housing market data that you'll want to assess as you prepare to buy a...
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3 Hassle-Free Home Shopping Tips
Posted on 12/31/2018
3 Hassle-Free Home Shopping Tips
Let's face it – no one wants to deal with a long, arduous homebuying process. Fortunately, we're here to help you simplify the process of acquiring your dream residence. Now, let's take a look at three tips to ensure you can enjoy a hassle-free home shopping experience. 1. Consider What You Want from Your Dream House What separates an...
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How To Get Comfortable Living In A New Neighborhood
Posted on 12/18/2018
How To Get Comfortable Living In A New Neighborhood
It doesn’t matter if you’re moving down the street or across the country, moving into a new neighborhood can be hard. You want to make your new property, and new area feel like home. Relocation is always a challenge. There are a few things you can do to make the transition smoother for your family. Meeting people and learning...
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Key Questions Every Homebuyer Should Ask a Real Estate Agent
Posted on 12/18/2018
Key Questions Every Homebuyer Should Ask a Real Estate Agent
Ready to kick off your search for the perfect house? You may need to find an expert real estate agent first. By doing so, you can streamline the homebuying process and discover a house that meets or exceeds your expectations. However, selecting a real estate agent can be tricky, especially for first-time homebuyers. And if you make the incorrect...
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