Tag: Buying A Home

Key Reasons to Negotiate with a Home Seller
Posted on 01/19/2020
Key Reasons to Negotiate with a Home Seller
If your initial offer to purchase a home is countered, there is no need to stress. In fact, there are lots of reasons why you should negotiate with a house seller, and these include: 1. You can speed up the homebuying journey. The homebuying journey may prove to be long and complicated. If you find a house you want...
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Are There Homebuying Shortcuts That Work?
Posted on 12/15/2019
Are There Homebuying Shortcuts That Work?
Finding and purchasing a home sometimes can be difficult, particularly for an individual who encounters assorted challenges throughout the property buying journey. Lucky for you, there are several shortcuts that a homebuyer can use to streamline the property buying process. These shortcuts include: 1. Narrow Your Home Search If you know you want to buy a home, you should...
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Why Is a Home Showing Important?
Posted on 12/01/2019
Why Is a Home Showing Important?
A home showing enables a property buyer to get an up-close look at a residence. After a showing, a property buyer can determine whether a house matches his or her expectations. And if a property buyer likes a house, he or she may be ready to take the next step in the homebuying journey. Ultimately, a showing is crucial...
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Why You Should Get a Home Inspection as a Buyer or a Seller
Posted on 11/24/2019
Why You Should Get a Home Inspection as a Buyer or a Seller
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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Determine If a Home Is Right for You
Posted on 05/19/2019
Determine If a Home Is Right for You
The definition of a "dream house" varies from homebuyer to homebuyer. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to determine if a residence is right for you. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you evaluate a home so you can decide whether to proceed with an offer to purchase. 1. Review a Home's Features...
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3 Things to Look for in a Vacation Home
Posted on 03/11/2019
3 Things to Look for in a Vacation Home
Buying a vacation home is an important goal and milestone for many Americans who want to make the most of their holidays and plan for retirement. Vacation properties needn’t be lavish or expensive to still be a perfect way to enjoy the winter months at your home away from home. Furthermore, owning a vacation home can prove to be...
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Get the Most Out of Your Property Inspection
Posted on 02/11/2019
Get the Most Out of Your Property Inspection
A home inspection is a valuable opportunity for a property buyer. If a homebuyer knows how to plan for an inspection, he or she should have no trouble getting the most out of this opportunity. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you get ready for a home inspection. 1. Hire an Expert Home Inspector Not...
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Where Should You Buy a Second Home?
Posted on 01/28/2019
Where Should You Buy a Second Home?
Purchasing a second home should be a fun, exciting experience. Yet homebuyers who fail to consider where they want to pursue a second residence may struggle to achieve their desired results. If you know you want to buy a second home, it often helps to narrow your house search to residences in a select group of cities and towns....
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USDA Loans: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
Posted on 12/31/2018
USDA Loans: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
The US government has been helping Americans achieve their goal of homeownership for decades. Through programs offered by the Federal Housing Authority, the USDA, and the Department of Veterans Affairs, millions of Americans have been able to afford a home who would have otherwise struggled. The focus of today’s post is one such service: loans offered through the USDA...
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How To House Hunt Like A Pro
Posted on 11/26/2018
How To House Hunt Like A Pro
House hunting can be enjoyable but becomes overwhelming pretty quickly. After looking at many different houses, they can all start to look the same. It’s hard to remember what homes had what features. In order to make a right decision on which home to make an offer on, you’ll need to remember the details of each house. Read on...
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How To Make Home Showings More Effective
Posted on 10/22/2018
How To Make Home Showings More Effective
If you have been looking for homes online for some time, you may be tired of viewing them on a screen. While online home searches are helpful and a perfect starting point for finding a home, you need to see a home to get a feel for it. Whether you are attending open houses or have set up private...
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Reasons to Discuss Your Homebuying Plans with Loved Ones
Posted on 10/15/2018
Reasons to Discuss Your Homebuying Plans with Loved Ones
The decision to buy a house may be one of the biggest choices that you make in your lifetime. As such, a potential home purchase should be fully evaluated to ensure you can achieve the best-possible results during the homebuying journey. Furthermore, it may be beneficial to discuss your homebuying plans with family members, friends and other loved ones....
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