Tag: Buying A Home

An Introduction to Home Equity
Posted on 03/15/2020
An Introduction to Home Equity
Buying your first home is a big decision; one that involves a lengthy process of saving money, building credit, and planning the next phase of your life. However, owning a home comes with one major payoff: home equity.Simply put, home equity is the amount of your home that you’ve paid off. However, it does get more complicated when we...
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Advice for Homebuyers: Purchase a Residence for the Right Price
Posted on 01/12/2020
Advice for Homebuyers: Purchase a Residence for the Right Price
If you want to buy your dream house in the near future, you likely will need to put together a competitive offer to purchase. That way, you can boost the likelihood of receiving an immediate "Yes" from a property seller after you submit your homebuying proposal. Ultimately, it helps to know what differentiates a competitive homebuying proposal from a...
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Small Ways To Save Money When You Want To Buy A Home
Posted on 12/29/2019
Small Ways To Save Money When You Want To Buy A Home
The factor that has the most impact on your home search is your finances. You’ll need to save a significant amount of money. It’s not easy to save when you have continuous monthly bills and responsibilities. Read on for tips on how to get your finances under control in order to save the amount of money it takes to...
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3 Steps to Take Before You Attend a Home Closing
Posted on 12/01/2019
3 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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Key Questions to Ask During a Home Showing
Posted on 11/24/2019
Key Questions to Ask During a Home Showing
A home showing represents an important opportunity for a homebuyer. And if you know the right questions to ask during a home showing, you can obtain the insights you need to determine whether a residence is right for you. Ultimately, there are several crucial questions to ask during a home showing, and these include: 1. Why did the seller...
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3 Things You Need to Know Before You Buy a Home
Posted on 09/08/2019
3 Things You Need to Know Before You Buy a Home
Buying your dream home may prove to be a long, arduous process. Thankfully, those who prepare for the homebuying journey can limit the risk of encountering hurdles along the way. And as a result, these homebuyers may be better equipped than others to enjoy a fast, seamless property buying experience. Now, let's take a look at three things you...
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Establish Priorities When Searching for Your Next Home
Posted on 06/23/2019
Establish Priorities When Searching for Your Next Home
Since there are so many things to keep in mind when searching for the right home, it can be very helpful to create a priority list. If you're at the beginning of the house-hunting process, one of the best ways to clarify your thoughts is by organizing them in a notebook or on a computer screen. As is the...
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Perform an In-Depth Home Search
Posted on 06/09/2019
Perform an In-Depth Home Search
Conducting an in-depth home search may prove to be difficult, particularly for individuals with limited time and resources at their disposal. Fortunately, there are lots of things that you can do to streamline your home search and discover your ideal residence without delay. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you seamlessly navigate the homebuying journey....
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Prepare for a Home Search
Posted on 05/19/2019
Prepare for a Home Search
Before you launch a home search, it helps to prepare for the property buying journey as much as possible. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to get ready to find your dream house. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you prep for a home search. 1. Establish Homebuying Criteria If you know you...
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Finding the Right Agent for Your Needs and Goals
Posted on 01/21/2019
Finding the Right Agent for Your Needs and Goals
If you've set a goal of buying your first home within the next year, there are several things you can begin doing now to set the stage for a positive experience. While it pays to familiarize yourself with everything from your credit score to mortgage options, choosing a good real estate agent will prove to be an invaluable advantage...
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What to Expect After You Attend a House Showing
Posted on 01/14/2019
What to Expect After You Attend a House Showing
After you complete a home showing, you may face a dilemma. If you like a house following a showing, you may want to set up a follow-up showing or submit an offer to purchase. Or, if you are dissatisfied with the results of a home showing, you may want to continue your house search. It helps to know what...
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Contingency Clauses 101
Posted on 01/07/2019
Contingency Clauses 101
If this is your first time buying a home, you might feel a bit intimidated by the purchase contract. Contracts are often filled with industry and legal jargon, making them difficult to understand for the average buyer and seller. Contingencies in particular give some buyers cause for concern because their contract depends on the contingencies being fulfilled. However, in...
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