What to do before you start your house hunt

House hunting is an exciting experience, and many buyers are eager to jump straight into listings. However, before you ever think about scheduling your first showing, there are a few things you should do. The following are four things that can help every potential buyer before starting a house hunt!   Get pre-qualified Getting pre-qualified […]

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Tips on creating a color scheme for your home


A fresh coat of paint is a fast and inexpensive way to make over the look of any room in your home. While there are no right and wrong paint colors, it’s important that all the rooms in your home work together to form a cohesive and consistent design. The following tips can help you […]

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Tips for choosing the best offer for your home


Congratulations! You worked hard to get your home ready to go on the market, and that hard work has paid off. Before you start reviewing offers, use these tips to create a plan that will allow you to choose the best offer for your home. 1.   Don’t take offers personally You love your home and […]

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Role of a real estate agent in your homeownership process


The road to homeownership can be difficult and is often filled with unexpected bumps and turns. Because of this, the right real estate agent can make navigating the process easier and less stressful from start to finish. While real estate apps and listing websites have made it easier than ever to search for homes, nothing […]

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What Does Homeowner’s Insurance Cover?


Homeowner’s insurance is a necessity for all homeowners; in fact, you may not even be able to close on your home without it! Insurance protects our home and belongings against natural disasters, burglaries, and more; however, many homeowners are often confused when it comes to the specifics of their policies. While the specific coverage differs […]

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What to Know about Preliminary Title Reports


After entering into a contract on a home, both buyers and sellers are given the opportunity to review the preliminary title report. While they can be boring and at times difficult to read because of the amount of legalese, these important documents provide information about a home you won’t see in a listing – or […]

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Tips to a Stress-Free Home Closing


You’ve almost reached the end of the marathon that is the home buying experience; you put in an offer on the perfect home, negotiated a contract, found the right lender, and filled out all the paperwork. Now all that’s left is the closing! To make the process less tense – and tedious – follow these […]

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High ROI Home Upgrades


Home remodeling projects do more than just update your interior; they can also add value to your home. However, not all upgrades are created equal. Some home upgrades traditionally have high return on investment, or ROI, while others will only recoup a fraction of their cost. The following are four home upgrades that will provide […]

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Tips for choosing a location when house hunting


Finding the perfect neighborhood can be as difficult as finding the perfect house. Proximity to services, crime rates, school districts, and median home prices are just a few of the factors that can influence your search for a location. The following are all things to consider when searching for the right location – which will […]

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Tips for building your credit


Credit scores are an important part of our financial profiles – especially when purchasing a home. While good credit can get you multiple loan offers at low rates, bad credit can leave you with increased monthly payments, fees, or even without a loan at all. Having imperfect credit doesn’t preclude you from ever purchasing a […]

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