What to know about the pre-approval process

The first stop of your home buying journey should be in a lender’s office, not in an open house. There are a number of benefits to getting a letter of preapproval before searching for your dream home; the preapproval process is an important first step in your home buying journey. What is the difference between […]

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Tips on how to choose a mortgage lender

Purchasing a home is full of decisions; one of the first decisions buyers make is their mortgage lender. With the advent of the internet, there are now more lenders than ever before ready and willing to accept your loan application. However, this can make it even more difficult to decide which lender is right for […]

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Tips to avoid renting nightmares

There are a number of benefits to renting, including protection against fluctuations in the housing market, not having to worry about maintenance, and the freedom and ease to move when you want. However, renting also comes with its own set of challenges – some of which can turn into nightmares. The following tips can help […]

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Tips on how to avoid seller’s remorse when selling your home

Whether you’ve been in your home for two or 20 years, the decision to sell can be a difficult one. No matter the reasons for listing the home, sellers are sometimes left with negative feelings or emotions after the sale. These feelings of regret can lead to seller’s remorse. What is seller’s remorse? Most of […]

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Costs that homeowners pay that renters don’t

Homeownership is the eventual goal for many renters; paying a mortgage instead of paying rent each month helps to build equity and achieve long-term financial goals and growth. However, there are several costs associated with owning a home that renters do not have. The following are five costs that homeowners pay that renters do not. […]

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Checklist for first time home buyers

  Buying your first home is not as easy as looking at listings online, waltzing into an open house, and declaring, “We’ll take it!” Before you’re ready to buy, there are a number of things that can be done to help you prepare for the house-hunting process. The following checklist can help first-time buyers on […]

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What to know before accepting or rejecting an offer for your home

So you’ve gotten an offer on your home – now what? Whether you have one or multiple offers, it can be difficult to determine what is and isn’t a good offer. While a good listing agent can help you navigate offers and negotiate with potential buyers, it is important to understand what makes a good […]

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Tips on keeping your home safe while traveling

Vacations may be our time to relax and unwind, but it can be hard to stop worrying about what we leave behind – especially our homes. The following tips can help keep your home safe while you are traveling. Avoid posting on social media When preparing to leave for a well-deserved vacation, many of us […]

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Tips on how to build home equity

Equity is the difference between how much you owe on your house and how much your house is worth; in layman’s terms, it is your stake in the property. Equity can be used as a future nest egg, can be used as a way to put a larger down payment on a new home, and […]

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Savvy open house tips for first-time buyers

Many first time homebuyers see open houses as a casual way to see a variety of listings in a short amount of time. However, in a hot real estate market, the open house may be the first – and last – time a potential buyer has to see a home, as many end with multiple […]

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