Buying A Home Tips

May 18, 2022

Keep Your Home Address Private

Keep Your Home Address Private

There is a myriad of reasons buyers don’t want their names associated with their home address. Certainly, celebrities or professional athletes aren’t eager to give up their home info, nor are public officials, police officers, or survivors of domestic abuse. In fact, the same applies to any homeowner who finds ...

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May 2, 2022

6 Tips for Buying in a Competitive Market

6 Tips for Buying in a Competitive Market

The housing market is hot. On fire, actually—and it doesn’t seem to be dying anytime soon. This can be scary because of how tough it is to buy a home in a competitive market. 

1. Do Your Pre-Approval Homework

Before you even start looking at actual homes, head on ...

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April 15, 2022

5 Financing Essentials for Buying Property at a Real Estate Auction

5 Financing Essentials for Buying Property at a Real Estate Auction

Pandemic-related mortgage bailouts are ending, and foreclosures are now rising. Foreclosure stats jumped 32% in the third quarter of this year from the second quarter and were 67% higher than the third quarter of 2020. With foreclosures flooding the market, it’s “standing room only” at real estate auction sales these ...

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March 20, 2022

Is a Dual Agency Relationship Risky?

Is a Dual Agency Relationship Risky?

 

Can one agent represent both parties? The answer: It depends. Buyers and sellers sometimes have the option of entering into a dual agency relationship with their real estate agent. Although this is not necessarily a problem, you should be aware of exactly what a dual real estate agency means ...

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March 20, 2022

50 Real Estate Terms Every Home Buyer Should Know

50 Real Estate Terms Every Home Buyer Should Know

Whether you're ready to buy your first home or just need an acronym refresher, keep this glossary handy. You don’t need a real estate license to find your dream home, but it does help to become familiar with real estate jargon you might encounter during the process. When searching ...

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Feb. 2, 2022

4 Factors Other Than Money To Consider in an Offer

4 Factors Other Than Money To Consider in an Offer

Are you selling your home and reviewing several offers? Congratulations! You’re well on your way to getting as much as possible out of what is likely your largest asset. But when it comes to picking an offer, sometimes it’s important to take a step back and recognize that your bottom ...

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Dec. 8, 2021

Dream Home Checklist

How to make a dream home checklist

Pre-approved? Know what you can afford? That means it is time to start house hunting! The hunt for your dream home can stall quickly if you aren’t sure what your “dream” looks like.

 

It’s easy to talk in generalities about wanting a “big” house or an “older” home, but ...

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Dec. 1, 2021

Tips for Moving To A New City

Tips for moving to a new city

Have a Moving Checklist. Here are some important things to consider and plan for.

 

  • When it’s time to actually move, make sure you’re not missing any important steps! This usually looks like things like:
  • Changing your address and forwarding your mail
  • Transferring utilities (electricity, internet, trash, etc.)
  • Cancelling local ...
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June 21, 2021

Reality of buying your first home

 

Reality of buying your first home

 

If you’re on the home-buying journey for the first time, you may have the image of the perfect home in mind. Every wall a color you love, the best flooring, and the perfect backyard. While there’s a chance you may find your dream house, it is more likely ...

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June 21, 2021

Don’t underestimate the need for a Realtor®

We could all agree that the simplification of the process through paperwork would be much appreciated by agents and buyers/sellers alike; but the attempt of replacing the agent by sites like Zillow and other third party resources can lead to a snowball effect of disaster. Think about real estate ...

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