Buying

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A Historic Rebound for the Housing Market
Posted Thu, Jul 2nd 2020 9:36 am
Pending Home Sales increased by 44.3% in May, registering the highest month-over-month gain in the index since the National Association of Realtors (NAR) started tracking this m...

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As Pandemic Restrictions Are Loosened, Americans Are Ready To Buy Real Estate
Posted Fri, Jun 19th 2020 10:36 am
COVID-19 and the resulting stay-at-home orders had many people putting their real estate plans on hold. But as restrictions are lifted and the country continues to open, it looks like the coronavir...

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Why “Now” Is The Best Time To Buy Your First Home
Posted Thu, Jun 11th 2020 7:30 am
Ask any real estate agent if now is a good time to buy a home. Chances are good you’ll probably get the impression that it’s the perfect time to buy a house. Makes sense, right? Most agents wouldn...

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How To Check Out A Potential Neighborhood When You’re Following Stay-at-Home Orders
Posted Thu, May 28th 2020 11:09 am
The coronavirus is completely changing the real estate industry, and stay-at-home orders have presented unique challenges for buyers. Not only are they unable to tour properties in person, but, in ...

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Bumping your credit score could save you more on your mortgage than you think
Posted Fri, May 15th 2020 8:00 am
It’s no secret that having a better credit score can help save you money on your mortgage. But even though you know you could cut mortgage costs by bumping up your credit score, the amount of money...

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You Can Still Find Your Dream Home During The COVID-19 Pandemic
Posted Fri, Apr 17th 2020 8:00 am
In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, social distancing is our new normal—and could continue to be the norm for the foreseeable future. But staying at home and keeping a safe distance from othe...

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Work for Yourself? Be Sure to Avoid These Mortgage Mistakes
Posted Mon, Dec 2nd 2019 7:15 am
There are currently over 16 million self-employed workers in the United States—and as the gig economy continues to grow, the number of self-employed individuals only stands to increase. But even th...

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Do You Need A Real Estate Agent When Buying New Construction?
Posted Tue, Oct 8th 2019 7:45 am
If you consider buying a new construction home, there’s a good chance you’ll question whether or not you even need to use a real estate agent. You might even wonder if there’s an advantage to not ...

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A Simplified Guide to Your Home Inspection – Part II
Posted Tue, Oct 1st 2019 7:30 am
If you have recently gone under contract to buy a home, you may be planning for your physical inspection. A lot of information will be thrown at you in a very short period of time, and a large am...

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A Simplified Guide to Your Home Inspection – Part 1
Posted Mon, Sep 23rd 2019 1:32 pm
If you are under contract to purchase a home, congratulations! Of course, you are excited and a little nervous, too. Your physical inspection can be especially nerve-wracking. In a short amount o...

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Should You Buy A Home On A Main Road?
Posted Tue, Aug 20th 2019 10:49 am
Everyone’s heard that the three most important things to consider when buying real estate are “location, location, location”… It’s true enough. Location matters. Location affects the value. Loc...

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6 Reasons You Should Avoid Buying A For Sale By Owner (FSBO) Home
Posted Tue, Mar 26th 2019 2:31 pm
When you're looking to buy a home, you may wonder, "Does it matter if the property is listed with a real estate agent or the owners who are trying to sell it themselves?" Um, yes. It matters. A lot...

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Why Do Real Estate Agents Ask If You’re Pre-approved?
Posted Wed, Mar 20th 2019 2:11 pm
Have you ever walked into an open house, or called a real estate agent about a listing, and within minutes, they’re asking you if you are “pre-approved” for a mortgage? If you haven’t, then you hav...

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4 Tips For Buying A Home From A Distance
Posted Wed, Feb 27th 2019 2:08 pm
Chances are, if you're looking for a new home, you're ready for a change of scenery. And while that might mean just a new property or a new neighborhood, for many potential homebuyers, that often ...

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Home Price Growth Finally Slowing, Spelling Good News For Buyers
Posted Tue, Dec 11th 2018 2:01 pm
Thanks to record low inventory and heated competition, home values have been rapidly rising in markets across the country. But according to recent data, it looks like home price growth is finally s...

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Why FALL Might be the BEST Time to Buy a Home
Posted Thu, Nov 8th 2018 9:15 am
A lot of people think the best time to buy a house is during the Spring market. And, it is... ...in the sense that more houses are listed for sale in the Spring. But, there's also a heck of a lot ...

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6 Tips To Get A Better Deal When You Buy A Home
Posted Fri, Aug 3rd 2018 2:32 pm
Do you want to increase the chances that you get a good deal on a house when you buy one!? Of course you do. Who doesn't? But most people go about it all wrong. They think that you have to find a ...

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Think Buying A Home Will Be More Affordable In 2019? Think Again
Posted Mon, May 14th 2018 6:46 am
There’s no denying that it’s tough out there for buyers. The inventory shortage has created a market that’s more competitive than normal. As a potential buyer, you might be thinking “I should pro...

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Mortgage Rates Predicted To Rise In 2018. If You Want To Buy, Now Is The Time
Posted Tue, Feb 27th 2018 9:35 am
Buying a home is about to get a lot more expensive. According to a recent report from Freddie Mac, mortgage interest rates are predicted to rise in 2018. The rate for a 30-yr fixed-rate mortgage w...

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Don’t Fall In Love With A House Before You Are Ready To Fully Commit
Posted Wed, Feb 14th 2018 6:06 am
Finding the house of your dreams might seem pretty easy. You know what you want and like. You feel like you will know the perfect house when you see it. The minute you find “the one”, it will b...

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