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Should You Set a Deadline for Buying a Home?
Posted on 05/12/2019
Should You Set a Deadline for Buying a Home?
If possible, it helps to maintain a flexible deadline as you navigate the homebuying journey. Because if you have a tight deadline in place, you risk making a rash homebuying decision. And as a result, you may pay too much to acquire a home. Perhaps even worse, you risk purchasing a house that fails to match your expectations. As...
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What Can a Homebuyer Learn from a Showing?
Posted on 04/14/2019
What Can a Homebuyer Learn from a Showing?
A showing enables a buyer to walk through a residence and envision what life may be like if he or she purchases it. And if a buyer crafts a home showing strategy, he or she can make the most of this opportunity. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you plan ahead for a house showing....
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Common Homebuying Concerns, and How to Address Them
Posted on 02/04/2019
Common Homebuying Concerns, and How to Address Them
If you plan to buy a home in the immediate future, there are several concerns that you should address before you embark on your house search. In fact, some of the most common homebuying concerns include: 1. Lack of Home Financing You know you want to purchase a house, but obtaining financing sometimes is difficult. Fortunately, if you meet...
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Are You Ready to Conduct a Home Inspection?
Posted on 01/28/2019
Are You Ready to Conduct a Home Inspection?
A home inspection enables a buyer to examine a residence and identify any underlying structural issues. Plus, the assessment allows a buyer to receive a report that details a home inspector's findings to help him or her determine how to proceed in the homebuying journey. Ultimately, it helps to prepare as much as possible before you conduct a home...
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Avoid These 5 Common First-Time Buyer Mistakes
Posted on 01/07/2019
Avoid These 5 Common First-Time Buyer Mistakes
Buying your first home is undoubtedly a long and complex process for someone who has little to no experience in the subject. Your average first-time homeowner learns as they go, with the help of their real estate agent and mortgage lender. But, even so, first-time buyers often make many mistakes along the way that they could have avoided with...
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New Build? Pre-Owned? How to Choose…
Posted on 12/17/2018
New Build? Pre-Owned? How to Choose…
First-time homebuyers often gravitate to newly-built homes, and for good reason. In a new build, the buyer often gets to choose finishes, fixtures, and flooring. Newer homes have higher energy-efficiency standards and meet up-to-date codes. Most of all, no one else lived there before you. It’s all virgin territory. Advantages of new buildsSome new builds offer even more...
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Should You Conduct a House Inspection?
Posted on 11/12/2018
Should You Conduct a House Inspection?
If you plan to buy a house and want to achieve the optimal results, you should perform a home inspection. In fact, there are many reasons why you should allocate significant time and resources to conduct an in-depth house inspection, and these include: 1. You can gain unprecedented insights into a home's condition. Although you might have fallen in...
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Create a Homebuying Wish List
Posted on 10/22/2018
Create a Homebuying Wish List
Ready to acquire your dream house? Before you embark on a home search, it often helps to establish a homebuying wish list. That way, you can narrow your house search and discover your dream home without delay. Now, let's take a look at three factors to consider as you craft your homebuying wish list. 1. Home Size Home sizes...
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Steps to Buy a Home
Posted on 10/01/2018
Steps to Buy a Home
If you want to own a home, it may be a good idea to enter the housing market sooner rather than later. That way, you can go from homebuyer to homeowner in no time at all. Ultimately, there are three steps to buy a home: 1. Conduct an Extensive Home Search The home search, aka "the fun part" of...
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How to Approach a Mortgage Application
Posted on 09/10/2018
How to Approach a Mortgage Application
Filling out a mortgage application may prove to be a long, exhausting process. Fortunately, we're here to help you streamline the mortgage application process so you can move one step closer to acquiring your dream house. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you approach the mortgage application process with confidence. 1. Be Thorough A mortgage...
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Reasons to Accelerate the Homebuying Journey
Posted on 08/20/2018
Reasons to Accelerate the Homebuying Journey
If you plan to pursue a house, you likely want to enjoy a seamless homebuying experience. Although you may take extra steps to err on the side of caution as you explore myriad homes, there may be times when it helps to be an aggressive homebuyer. Ultimately, there are many reasons why you may want to be aggressive and...
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Building Credit As A Renter Can Help You Buy Your First Home
Posted on 08/13/2018
Building Credit As A Renter Can Help You Buy Your First Home
Having a high credit score is one of the most important and helpful things you can achieve before buying a home. A solid credit history will give you a better chance of being approved for the home loan you want and getting a lower interest rate so that you know you’re getting a good deal on your first home....
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