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Should I Buy a Foreclosure?
Posted on 03/22/2020
Should I Buy a Foreclosure?
Photo by Alexander Stein via PixabayIf a home is in foreclosure, you can buy it for less. Great deal, right? It can be, but there are pitfalls, and you need even more caution than in a regular real estate transaction. Stages of Foreclosure Foreclosure can take months or even years depending on the regulations of the specific state,...
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Tips on Title Insurance
Posted on 03/15/2020
Tips on Title Insurance
Photo by Mona Tootoonchinia via Pixabay When you purchase a home, your lender charges you for a title insurance policy. You are also given the option to buy your own title insurance policy. Depending on your agreement with the seller, the seller might purchase the buyer’s title insurance policy. Before a seller can sell his or her property,...
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The Importance of Conducting a Title Search Prior to Purchase
Posted on 03/08/2020
The Importance of Conducting a Title Search Prior to Purchase
Photo by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay There are many title companies available to complete a title search for you. However, if you’re trying to reduce some of the costs associated with buying a property, you can complete a title search on your own and potentially save hundreds of dollars. 1. Identify the Property Start by gathering as much...
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Good Real Estate Photos Help Attract Potential Buyers
Posted on 03/01/2020
Good Real Estate Photos Help Attract Potential Buyers
There's a misconception many home sellers have that may be causing them to miss out on opportunities to have their house sell more quickly. Perhaps you're among them. If you believe your home does not need to be staged, neatly organized, and thoroughly cleaned well in advance of the first scheduled showing, then you're overlooking one crucial step in...
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A Breakdown of the Buyer's Closing Costs
Posted on 02/23/2020
A Breakdown of the Buyer's Closing Costs
If you’re a first-time homebuyer, you might be wondering what all of the expenses you can expect to have when it comes time to close on your home. Ideally, you’ll want to understand all of the closing costs months in advance so that you can plan accordingly. However, even if you’re close to purchasing your first home, it’s still...
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Steps to Buying Your First Home
Posted on 02/16/2020
Steps to Buying Your First Home
Photo by Roman Samborskyi via Shutterstock Buying your first home is exciting! And scary! But you don’t have to fear the process if you take the time to become fully prepared for homeownership. Below are the seven primary keys to preparing yourself and smoothing the process. How to Know You’re Ready Determine how much you can afford. The...
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What Defines a Successful House Search?
Posted on 02/09/2020
What Defines a Successful House Search?
A successful home search enables you to discover your dream residence at a budget-friendly price. However, conducting a successful house search may be difficult, particularly for individuals who fail to prepare for the homebuying journey. Lucky for you, there are many things you can do to prevent problems as you search for your ideal home. Now, let's take a...
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Advantages of Natural Ventilation Systems
Posted on 02/02/2020
Advantages of Natural Ventilation Systems
Image by Rvector from Shutterstock What is natural ventilation? It's utilizing wind with the "chimney effect" to draw warm air out of the home and replacing it with cooler air from outside. As the wind blows against your home, it forces air into open windows on one side of the house while a vacuum effect draws the air...
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Reduce the Time It Takes to Find Your Dream House
Posted on 01/26/2020
Reduce the Time It Takes to Find Your Dream House
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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Homebuyer Deal-Breakers
Posted on 01/19/2020
Homebuyer Deal-Breakers
Photo by Edar via Pixabay Before you sign on the bottom line, know which items are negotiable and which negate the deal entirely. Clearly defining these in advance can save you significant headaches when the buying bug takes over. Your agent will remind you of your non-negotiables and keep you on the right track. Here are some big-ticket...
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How to Build Credit While Renting An Apartment
Posted on 01/12/2020
How to Build Credit While Renting An Apartment
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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Mortgage Pre-Approval Pros and Cons
Posted on 01/05/2020
Mortgage Pre-Approval Pros and Cons
Image by Mediamodifier from Pixabay As you enter the home buying process, some people may recommend that you seek mortgage pre-approval. This is typically one of the first steps in the process, and you may view it as something you have little choice over. Yet mortgage pre-approval is not a requirement to start shopping for a house, and...
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