Tag: Buying A Home

What Buyers Need to Know About Home Appraisals
Posted on 12/31/2019
What Buyers Need to Know About Home Appraisals
Home appraisals are an important part of the buying and selling process. Lenders use appraisals to make sure that the home is worth what the borrower is paying. A home’s appraisal value is based on a number of factors, all of which we’ll discuss in this post. Whether you’re a buyer, seller, or are just learning about the process...
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What to Watch Out for at a Home Showing
Posted on 12/03/2019
What to Watch Out for at a Home Showing
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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Quick Money Saving Techniques for a Mortgage Down Payment
Posted on 11/05/2019
Quick Money Saving Techniques for a Mortgage Down Payment
Buying a home will likely be one of the largest financial decisions you will make in your lifetime. While this may seem scary at first, it’s worth noting that buying a home can also be a valuable financial investment. When it comes to preparing to buy a home, many people just wait until they run out of room in...
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Key Signs That Now Is a Good Time to Apply for a Mortgage
Posted on 10/29/2019
Key Signs That Now Is a Good Time to Apply for a Mortgage
For many individuals, the homebuying journey often begins with getting pre-approved for a mortgage. Because if a buyer has a mortgage, he or she can enter the real estate market with a budget in hand. Ultimately, there are many signs that now may be the perfect time to apply for a mortgage, and these include: 1. You're ready to...
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What Does It Really Cost to Buy a House?
Posted on 07/30/2019
What Does It Really Cost to Buy a House?
The cost of buying a house extends beyond a seller's initial asking price. In fact, there are many "hidden" costs that buyers need to consider as they decide whether to purchase a house, such as: 1. Closing Costs There are various closing costs that a buyer may encounter before he or she finalizes a house purchase, including survey, appraisal...
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What You Need To Know About Buying A Historic Home
Posted on 04/30/2019
What You Need To Know About Buying A Historic Home
Historic homes are coveted by many for their charm. Some want a home with history while others one with “good bones” of bygone construction methods. Whatever your motivations one thing is clear: owning a historic home is a rewarding experience. This is usually due to the effort, time and investment put into maintaining the home’s old world charm. Those...
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USDA Loans FAQs
Posted on 03/12/2019
USDA Loans FAQs
The US government has been helping Americans achieve their goal of homeownership for decades. Through programs offered by the Federal Housing Authority, the USDA, and the Department of Veterans Affairs, millions of Americans have been able to afford a home who would have otherwise struggled. The focus of today’s post is one such service: loans offered through the USDA...
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Enjoy a Seamless Home Buying Journey
Posted on 03/05/2019
Enjoy a Seamless Home Buying Journey
Enjoying a seamless home buying journey may seem virtually impossible, particularly for a first-time property buyer. Fortunately, there are lots of things you can do to boost the likelihood of quickly and easily finding your dream house, such as: 1. Hone Your Home Search Consider where you want to reside and the features you want to find in your...
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What To Expect From The Home Buying Process When You Are Single
Posted on 01/21/2019
What To Expect From The Home Buying Process When You Are Single
Buying a home as a single individual comes with its own set of unique experiences and challenges. Some are to be expected, like financing with a single income. While others not so much, like a more competitive market. You know that financing will be based on your sole income. However, the vast majority of homeowners are couples who have...
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Important Steps to Take Before You Attend a Home Closing
Posted on 12/24/2018
Important Steps to Take Before You Attend a Home Closing
A closing represents the final stage before a buyer acquires a house. At this point, a buyer and seller will meet and finalize an agreement. And if everything goes according to plan, a buyer will exit a closing as the owner of a new residence. Ultimately, there are several steps that a buyer should complete to prepare for a...
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Reasons to Buy a Florida Luxury Home
Posted on 12/03/2018
Reasons to Buy a Florida Luxury Home
Want to own a luxury house in or around Disney World, South Beach or other globally recognized attractions or landmarks? Pursue a luxury residence in Florida, and you can discover a deluxe home that is sure to serve you well for years to come. Ultimately, there are many reasons to buy a luxury house in the Sunshine State, and...
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How To Find An Area Where Property Values Are Going To Rise
Posted on 11/26/2018
How To Find An Area Where Property Values Are Going To Rise
If you’re looking for the perfect location to live but can’t quite afford the neighborhood that you’re vying for, a good option is to look for what’s deemed a "up and coming" neighborhood. These areas are where buyers can find the perfect house in a place where property values are only going to increase in the coming years. Buyers...
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