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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April 8, 2019

Three things to keep in mind when buying your first home

Buying a home for the first time yields a sense of financial responsibility and adulthood but is an immense commitment. Taking on a house is a huge step and usually increases your obligations – mortgage, utilities, maintenance and keeping the yard in shape. Aside from these things, owning a home can be an incredibly rewarding […]

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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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February 27, 2019

Home Upgrades That Pay Off in Resale

When deciding to sell your home, there are an abundance of factors to consider, including any home improvements to make and which pay off more than others. Keep in mind these home upgrades that have the highest pay off in resale: Painting: With dramatic results and a relatively low price, painting is a great way […]

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January 30, 2019

Benefits of a Pre-Listing Home Inspection

When you decide to sell your home, should you have a home inspection done prior to listing? Hiring an independent inspector would allow you to get ahead of the game and reduce the stress of the overall process. Though hiring an inspector is out-of-pocket money, consider these benefits of an inspection before putting your home […]

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December 12, 2018

Staging Your Home for Selling

If you’re planning on selling your home after the first of the year, it is probably time to start thinking about how you want to present the home for potential buyers. That good first impression is critical. And it may just take a few minor touch-ups.  A warm and inviting home can go a long […]

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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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