Tag: Buying A Home

Can You Afford a Second Residence?
Posted on 01/26/2020
Can You Afford a Second Residence?
If you have always wanted to own a second home in the mountains, near the beach or just about anywhere else, now may be the ideal time to transform your dream into a reality. The housing market offers many opportunities for property buyers – even those who already own a residence. If you understand what it takes to navigate...
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Rise Above the Homebuying Competition
Posted on 01/19/2020
Rise Above the Homebuying Competition
Let's face it – there is no shortage of buyers competing for the top residences. However, there are many things you can do to rise above the homebuying competition, and these include: 1. Review the Local Housing Market The housing market fluctuates. In some instances, the housing market may favor buyers. Or, in other cases, it may favor sellers....
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What Credit Score Is Needed to Buy A Home?
Posted on 01/12/2020
What Credit Score Is Needed to Buy A Home?
Your credit score is a fundamental component of a mortgage lender’s decision to approve you for a loan. It can also affect the interest rate and loan amount you can secure. Along with your income history and down payment, a solid credit score is one of the three most important things you’ll need when it comes to buying a...
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What to Expect After You Attend a Home Showing
Posted on 12/22/2019
What to Expect After You Attend a Home 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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How Many Home Showings Should You Schedule?
Posted on 12/15/2019
How Many Home Showings Should You Schedule?
A home showing is a valuable opportunity for a property buyer. In certain instances, buyers will set up dozens of showings to review a wide range of residences. Meanwhile, a buyer sometimes finds the perfect residence during his or her first home showing. Ultimately, there is no set number of showings that you will need to attend before you...
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Home Inspections Are Important for Buyers and Sellers - Here's Why
Posted on 12/01/2019
Home Inspections Are Important for Buyers and Sellers - Here's Why
Getting a home inspection is usually built into the purchase contract for most real estate transactions. A home inspection contingency protects the buyer from getting any unwelcome surprises after they buy the home (think water damage or an HVAC system whose days are numbered). In some cases, home inspections are the defining moment between a sale or moving on...
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Your Guide To Buying A House When You're Single
Posted on 04/28/2019
Your Guide To Buying A House When You're Single
Buying a home as a single individual comes with its own set of unique experiences and challenges. Some are to be expected, like financing with a single income. While others not so much, like a more competitive market. You know that financing will be based on your sole income. However, the vast majority of homeowners are couples who have...
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