Tag: Home Buying

Posted on 11/06/2022
Questions to Ask About a New Neighborhood
Buying the house itself is only part of home buying. When you buy a new home, you choose a brand new place to live. In some cases, that place might be unfamiliar or far away from where you lived before. So, it's important to keep the local area in mind during your search. But how can you determine...
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Posted on 08/07/2022
Questions to Ask When Finding a New Place to Live
Home buying is difficult whether you know the area or not. If you're leaving a location you're used to, it can be overwhelming to decide on a new place to live. There are some questions you can ask to determine your priorities and whether a new location is a good fit. Here are some to begin with: How's...
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Posted on 07/31/2022
The Benefits and Disadvantages of Getting a Home Warranty
Today, the home buying process usually includes purchasing a home warranty. Home warranties can provide additional financial protection for major home appliances such as plumbing fixtures and electrical systems. While very popular among many homeowners, home warranties are not perfect for everyone. Here we’ll go through the main pros and cons of home warranties for better understanding of...
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Posted on 07/31/2022
3 Common Misconceptions About Home Buying
Information and advice for first-time homebuyers is everywhere. Unfortunately, many of the most commonly accepted truths about buying a home are either outdated or false. Here are some of the biggest myths about home buying to help you understand the facts. Myth: You Can't Buy a Home With a Bad Credit Score It is possible to qualify for...
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Posted on 06/05/2022
How to start buying a house: The basics
With so many steps involved, answering the question of how to start buying a house can seem daunting. However, there are some basic steps you can take to make the process more manageable before you get to the home inspection and final purchase of your home. Here are some of the basic things you need to do to...
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Posted on 05/22/2022
What Homebuyers Need to Know About Closing Costs
In a home sale, both the buyer and the seller have to pay what are called closing costs. These final expenses include an entire list of taxes, fees and other miscellaneous costs. While sellers usually pay some of the closing costs, buyers still need to prepare for their share of the bill. Here we’ll go over what the...
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Posted on 03/06/2022
A Seller's Guide to Closing Costs
In a home purchase, both the buyer and seller need to pay closing costs. These costs are made up of several individual expenses from different sources and the list can look staggering at first glance. While the buyer typically has the longest list of fees to pay, sellers are still responsible for part of the bill. Here we’ll...
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Posted on 11/14/2021
The Pros & Cons of Higher Down Payments: What Homebuyers Should Consider
Buying a home requires extensive financial planning. While the widely accepted standard for down payments has been 20% of the purchase price for decades, many are wondering if that’s still required. In reality, there are ways to qualify for a mortgage with less than 20% down payment—even some options without a down payment at all. However, there are...
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Posted on 07/04/2021
Understanding Real Estate Contingency Types
In a home sale, there are many types of contingencies that might appear in the purchase contract. These special clauses provide ways for the buyer to back out of the sale if various conditions aren’t met. All contingencies are there to protect the buyer rather than the seller, but are usually up for negotiation depending on contract terms....
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Posted on 03/07/2021
3 Benefits of Buying a Home
Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay Buying a home can be one of the best decisions you’ll ever make. However, deciding if you should rent or buy your next home can be a very difficult decision. But once you understand the benefits of owning a home, you can have confidence as you move through the home-buying process. You...
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Posted on 04/05/2020
First-Time Homebuyers: Common Mistakes to Avoid
Photo by Mohamed Hassan via Pixabay It’s part of the American DNA to want to own a home. It can be your immense joy or become a nightmare if you don’t avoid some of these first-time buyer lapses in judgment. What to Avoid Overbuying. The mantra used to be “buy the biggest house you can afford.” After all...
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Posted on 10/27/2019
Waterfront Homes - What You Should Know
Buying property can be fun, but it can also be exhausting. You want to find a place that fits your personal lifestyle and invest in a home that'll bring you years of happiness. As you're looking at shorefront real estate: 1. Understand Your Access Rights to the Water On the surface, it may look like a no-brainer that...
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