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Want to Buy a Home in 2019? Take These Six Steps Now

Want to Buy a Home in 2019? Take These Six Steps Now

There is always a lot of focus on making changes during the beginning of the year. And, why not? The new year is a great time to focus on the things you want. If you’re looking to buy a home in 2019, it is never too early to start preparing. Got home ownership on your to-do list for the year? Add these resolutions to your daily routine now: 1. Work to improve your credit score. For mo

Five Tips for Buying Real Estate in Winter

Five Tips for Buying Real Estate in Winter

Winter is not only known for cold when it comes to the weather. Most home buyers and sellers would agree that there are hotter times for the real estate market too. The mere thoughts of snow and ice could make some buyers and sellers freeze in their tracks before they want to navigate the winter market. We’ve recently shared some tips to help sellers enhance home appeal in winter. But wha

Five Tips to Help Buyers With Online Home Searches

Five Tips to Help Buyers With Online Home Searches

Today’s home searches do not begin by simply driving by a “for sale” sign and stopping in to view a home. In many cases, buyers begin searching for their next properties from the comforts of their current homes. In fact, online home searches have become such a reality for today’s home buyers that listing photos have become an integral part of curb appeal. If you’re

Don’t Have a 20% Down Payment? You Do Have Options

Don’t Have a 20% Down Payment? You Do Have Options

It has long been believed that buyers must put 20% of a home’s purchase price down to qualify for a conventional home loan. Is this really the case? First-time homebuyers can find some relief from federal loan options. But, these buyers are not the only ones who can take advantage of options when it comes to conventional mortgages.   It’s true. A 20% down payment will likely en

Five Things You Should Know About Zoning Before Buying a Home

Five Things You Should Know About Zoning Before Buying a Home

For many people, buying a home is all about falling in love with a property that has all or most of the features on their needs and wants list. Things like the number of bedrooms and floor plan, and options like hardwood flooring and granite countertops, can be deciding factors when it comes to a home. Once you’re satisfied that you’ve found the right property, it is common for your mi

15 Tips to Help Move-in Day Go Smoothly

15 Tips to Help Move-in Day Go Smoothly

Once you get past closing day, it’s smooth sailing to get into your new home, right? Well, sometimes. There is still one big hurdle when it comes to buying and settling into a new home… move-in day. Although moving day can be stressful, there are things you can do to make it easier on the whole family. Here are 15 quick tips you can do to make your moving day go smoothly: 1. Dec

Five Tips for Throwing a Great Housewarming Party

Five Tips for Throwing a Great Housewarming Party

In the process of moving into a new home this summer? Well, don’t forget to christen your new space with a housewarming party! We know, we know, the last thing you may feel like doing when you’re in the midst of unpacking boxes and setting up your new home is entertaining. But you may be pleasantly surprised by how it feels to take a minute, welcome a few friends, meet a few neighbors

5 Things Buyers Should Know Before Buying a Home Without an Agent

5 Things Buyers Should Know Before Buying a Home Without an Agent

When it comes to real estate, you’ve probably heard of homes being listed as “for sale by owner.” This is when a home is put up for sale by its owners, without the help of a real estate agent. Similarly, it is possible to buy a home without the help of a professional real estate agent. It is possible, but not necessarily easy. Though some buyers are able to find a home, make a

New Homeowners: Buy These 10 Things Before Moving In

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New Homeowners: Buy These 10 Things Before Moving In

Homeownership is an awesome role, but it requires a bit of responsibility. For everything from changing light bulbs to hanging up home décor, homeowners are responsible for their own routine home maintenance and other odd jobs around the house. And these tasks require supplies! With all the excitement that goes along with buying a home, it can be easy for new homeowners to overlook some

Five Must-Dos for Unmarried Couples Who Want to Buy a Home Together

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Five Must-Dos for Unmarried Couples Who Want to Buy a Home Together

With June’s arrival, summer wedding season will be in full swing. But, today, more and more couples are foregoing their nuptials and taking a financial leap into mortgage matrimony. It is becoming more popular for couples to buy a home before tying the knot. If a legally binding mortgage sounds more appealing than a legally binding marriage for you and your partner, you’ll need to b