Tips for choosing the best offer for your home

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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The pros and cons of different windows

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The right windows can let in lots of natural light, make your home more energy efficient, and add beauty to both the interior and exterior of your home. However, what is right for one home may not be right for another. Because of this, it’s important to research the many different types of windows on […]

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Choosing a mortgage lender? Know what questions to ask a potential lender

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You’ve found the perfect house; now you just have the find the perfect mortgage lender. Instead of committing to the first bank or lender you find, take the time to research and ask questions of potential brokers. Before signing up for a loan, ask some of these questions of your potential lender to ensure you […]

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