Category: Buyers

April 22, 2019

Why to Use a Real Estate Agent When Buying a Home

When buying a home, it’s imperative to be as informed as possible, about the process, your options and legalities. There are many factors to consider when you’re looking for a new home, and the most advantageous option is to use a professional Realtor or real estate agent. Read these reasons to learn why: Finding listings. […]

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March 27, 2019

What to expect during the closing process from the buyer’s perspective

If you’re about to close on a house, congratulations! The closing process is the last step in the home buying process, though it is a lengthy one, and having background information will better prepare you for what to expect. Overall, your closing date is the day you become the legal owner of your new home. […]

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March 20, 2019

How to Manage Stress During the Buying Process

While deciding to buy a new home can be one of the most rewarding investments, it is imperative to know how to cope with the overall stress and possible unforeseeable obstacles. The scope of stress can range from emotional to financial and being proactive can reduce the impact immensely. Here are some suggestions for how […]

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November 6, 2018

A Home Loan Primer for First Timers

So you’ve decided to settle down and purchase a house. What is the next step? In order to be a homeowner, you have to agree to a mortgage with a financial institution, like a commercial bank or credit union. But many do not know the wide range of loans and mortgages at their disposal. As […]

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October 23, 2018

How to Determine the Best Mortgage for You

There are a number of factors that go into determining mortgage rates, like loan term, home location, down payment and the type of mortgage itself. Credit scores, however, have arguably the biggest hand in deciding mortgage rates, because they directly impact your interest rates and therefore influence every other component in the creation of your […]

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August 30, 2018

Property Taxes and Your Home

There are two things that are guaranteed in life – death and taxes. Both are inevitable; they must be handled at one point or another. The latter of the pair – taxes – can take many shapes and forms in everyday life, including sales tax, income tax and inheritance tax. Real estate and homeownership, however, […]

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June 11, 2018

My 10 Packing Tips for Your Move

The papers are signed, the deal is settled. The house is finally yours! You look around your current house and see piles of your stuff – pictures, decorations, souvenirs and furniture that you have accumulated over the years. These are the things that make you, you. You cannot leave them behind! How are you going […]

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April 30, 2018

How to stay organized while house hunting?

The buying-a-house process can be overwhelming if you don’t do it the right way. In other words, it is important to organize yourself in order to stay calm to not only reduce stress, but also to make a more educated purchase. For this reason, I have done some research, and I have come up with […]

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January 15, 2018

Home Buying 101: Learn How Now!

If you’re thinking about buying a new home in the near future, the first bit of advice is to not go it alone. You need a qualified Realtor working for you. Having said that, the more you know about the home-buying process, the better off you will be. That’s why you may want to consider […]

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July 17, 2017

Understanding the comparative market analysis (CMA)

Real estate agents usually create a comparative market analysis (CMA) for their clients to provide them with an overview of prices at which similar properties in the same area were sold. In other words, CMAs allow sellers to determine a price to list when selling their house. Based on similarities and differences among homes listed […]

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