Tag: Buying A Home

How to Avoid a Homebuying Dilemma
Posted on 04/14/2019
How to Avoid a Homebuying Dilemma
No one wants to face a homebuying dilemma. Yet problems may arise during the homebuying journey that make it tough for an individual to find and buy his or her dream residence. Lucky for you, we're here to help you prepare for potential homebuying dilemmas and ensure you can quickly address these issues. Now, let's take a look at...
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Reduce the Time It Takes to Find Your Dream Residence
Posted on 03/31/2019
Reduce the Time It Takes to Find Your Dream Residence
For those who want to conduct a successful home search, it is important to plan ahead as much as you can. Fortunately, there are lots of things you can do to get ready to pursue your dream home and speed up your house search. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you reduce the time it...
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Is Your Offer to Purchase Sufficient?
Posted on 03/24/2019
Is Your Offer to Purchase Sufficient?
If you plan to submit an offer to purchase a home, there is no need to leave anything to chance. And in most instances, it is a good idea to put your best foot forward with your offer to purchase. That way, you can boost the likelihood of receiving an instant "Yes" from a seller and moving one step...
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Can You Afford a Second Home?
Posted on 03/11/2019
Can You Afford a Second Home?
If you have always wanted to own a second home in the mountains, near the beach or just about anywhere else, now may be the ideal time to transform your dream into a reality. The housing market offers many opportunities for property buyers – even those who already own a residence. If you understand what it takes to navigate...
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Key Reasons to Trust a Home Inspection Report
Posted on 02/18/2019
Key Reasons to Trust a Home Inspection Report
A home inspection report may prove to be a difference-maker for a property buyer, and for good reason. With an inspection report in hand, a property buyer will need to decide whether to proceed with a home purchase or rescind a homebuying proposal. Therefore, a property buyer must allocate time and resources to review a home inspection report so...
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How to Maintain Your Focus During the Homebuying Journey
Posted on 02/11/2019
How to Maintain Your Focus During the Homebuying Journey
A homebuyer must stay focused throughout the property buying journey. Otherwise, a buyer risks missing out on an opportunity to acquire the right house at the right price. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you stay on course during the homebuying journey. 1. Craft a Homebuying Strategy Creating a homebuying strategy enables you to outline...
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Mortgage Application FAQs: Preparing for Your First Home Loan
Posted on 02/04/2019
Mortgage Application FAQs: Preparing for Your First Home Loan
If you’re a first-time buyer, odds are you’ve never seen or heard much about mortgage applications. However, for something as important as buying a home, it pays off to go into the process knowing what to expect. Mortgage applications aren’t all that complicated in and of themselves. Most of the time, your chosen lender will walk you through the...
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How Many Home Showings Should You Schedule?
Posted on 01/21/2019
How Many Home Showings Should You Schedule?
A home showing is a valuable opportunity for a property buyer. In certain instances, buyers will set up dozens of showings to review a wide range of residences. Meanwhile, a buyer sometimes finds the perfect residence during his or her first home showing. Ultimately, there is no set number of showings that you will need to attend before you...
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Steps to Take Before You Conduct a House Inspection
Posted on 01/07/2019
Steps to Take Before You Conduct a House Inspection
If you recently submitted an offer on a house and received a "Yes" from the seller, you likely will need to schedule a home inspection in the next few days or weeks. Ultimately, an inspection can make or break a house sale, so you'll want to plan for this evaluation accordingly. Fortunately, there are several steps that a homebuyer...
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Viewing a Home You're Interested in Buying? Here's What to Look Out For
Posted on 12/31/2018
Viewing a Home You're Interested in Buying? Here's What to Look Out For
Shopping for a home is an exciting time for any hopeful homeowner. After weeks of scouring listings looking for the perfect home in the ideal location for you and your family, it can seem like you’ve found the needle in the haystack. When it’s time to go visit that home, it’s easy to put on rose-colored lenses and overlook...
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What You Need To Know About Buying A Home As A Millennial With Student Debt
Posted on 12/03/2018
What You Need To Know About Buying A Home As A Millennial With Student Debt
Are you a millennial under the presumption that because you carry student loan debt you aren’t eligible for home financing? If you are, you aren’t alone. According to a 2017 survey from the National Association of Realtors 80% of millennials don’t own a home. And a whopping 83 percent of those who don’t own a home say that student...
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How Can You Anticipate and Overcome Homebuying Hurdles?
Posted on 11/19/2018
How Can You Anticipate and Overcome Homebuying Hurdles?
The homebuying process may prove to be challenging, particularly for individuals who fail to anticipate potential problems. Lucky for you, we're here to help you identify and address homebuying hurdles before they escalate. Now, let's take a look at three tips to ensure you can seamlessly anticipate and overcome homebuying hurdles. 1. Learn About the Housing Market The real...
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