Tag: Buying A Home

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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Common Homebuying Concerns, and How to Resolve Them
Posted on 12/31/2018
Common Homebuying Concerns, and How to Resolve Them
If you plan to buy a home in the immediate future, there are several concerns that you should address before you embark on your house search. In fact, some of the most common homebuying concerns include: 1. Lack of Home Financing You know you want to purchase a house, but obtaining financing sometimes is difficult. Fortunately, if you meet...
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Avoid Risks During the Homebuying Journey
Posted on 12/24/2018
Avoid Risks During the Homebuying Journey
Let's face it – there are many risks that you may face during the homebuying journey. From submitting an offer on a house that ultimately proves to be a poor investment to failing to obtain a mortgage due to a bad credit score, there are various issues that may prevent you from achieving your desired results. Lucky for you,...
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Buying a Home? Here's How to Negotiate an Offer
Posted on 12/10/2018
Buying a Home? Here's How to Negotiate an Offer
If you’re a first-time homebuyer you might be worried or anxious about the process of making an offer on a home. After all, negotiating isn’t something most of us look forward to on a day to day basis and we try to avoid it when possible. When it comes to buying a home, however, negotiating is usually part of...
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Checklist: Are You Ready for Homeownership?
Posted on 11/26/2018
Checklist: Are You Ready for Homeownership?
Buying a home is a lengthy process that requires months or even years of planning. The end result, however, is to have a home you can truly call your own and to own equity that you can then use later down the road. Figuring out the right time to buy a home can be difficult for prospective homeowners. You’ll...
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5 Common Mistakes First Time Homebuyers Make and How to Avoid Them
Posted on 11/12/2018
5 Common Mistakes First Time Homebuyers Make and How to Avoid Them
Buying your first home is undoubtedly a long and complex process for someone who has little to no experience in the subject. Your average first-time homeowner learns as they go, with the help of their real estate agent and mortgage lender. But, even so, first-time buyers often make many mistakes along the way that they could have avoided with...
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3 Things You Need to Consider Before You Attend a Home Showing
Posted on 10/29/2018
3 Things You Need to Consider Before You Attend a Home Showing
You know you want to pursue a home, and as such, likely plan to attend lots of house showings in the near future. Before you check out a residence in-person, however, it generally is a good idea to prepare as much as possible. That way, you can use a home showing to learn about a residence, evaluate a house's...
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