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Why There's No Need to Wait to Pursue Your Dream Home
Posted on 01/27/2020
Why There's No Need to Wait to Pursue Your Dream Home
If you've always dreamed of owning a house, there is no need to wait to enter the real estate market. In fact, there are many reasons to kick off a house search today, and these include: 1. You can upgrade from your current residence. If you live with family members or friends or rent an apartment, buying a home...
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Should You Check Your Credit Score Before You Buy A Home?
Posted on 01/20/2020
Should You Check Your Credit Score Before You Buy A Home?
It’s a good financial practice to check your credit report and score periodically. You want to be sure that no one has stolen your identity and that all the information on the report is correct. It may sound simple to check your credit, but there are so many sources that you can get it from and so many options...
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Should You Submit Multiple Homebuying Proposals at the Same Time?
Posted on 01/13/2020
Should You Submit Multiple Homebuying Proposals at the Same Time?
If you find lots of great homes are available and cannot decide which residence to buy, there is no need to stress. Rather than submit multiple offers to purchase various houses, you should hone your home search. By doing so, you can discover the right residence, at the right price. Now, let's take a look at three tips to...
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Cost-Effecting Ways of Staging Your Home to Sell
Posted on 01/06/2020
Cost-Effecting Ways of Staging Your Home to Sell
Making a good first impression on prospective home buyers is the key to getting your house sold within a relatively short period of time. Once your house is on the market, you'll want to make sure any major flaws, aesthetic issues, and potential buyer turnoffs have been fully addressed before the first prospects walk through your front door. Although...
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How to Approach a Homebuying Challenge
Posted on 12/30/2019
How to Approach a Homebuying Challenge
The homebuying journey is rarely problem-free. Fortunately, homebuyers who know how to address challenges throughout the property buying journey should have no trouble making their homeownership dreams come true. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you develop an effective approach to address any homebuying challenges that come your way. 1. Be Diligent When it comes...
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Sell Your Home in a Hot Housing Market
Posted on 12/23/2019
Sell Your Home in a Hot Housing Market
A hot housing market features residences that buyers want to purchase as quickly as possible. As a home seller, you should do everything possible to stir up interest in your residence, even in a hot housing market. Because if dozens of buyers compete for your house, you may be able generate significant profits from your home sale. Ultimately, there...
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Reasons to Narrow a House Search
Posted on 12/16/2019
Reasons to Narrow a House Search
If you plan to purchase a house soon, you may want to narrow your home search. In fact, there are many reasons why you should hone your house search, and these include: 1. You can seamlessly navigate the homebuying journey. The homebuying journey may seem tough to navigate, regardless of whether you're a first-time or experienced property buyer. Thankfully,...
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What Can a Seller Learn After a Home Showing?
Posted on 12/09/2019
What Can a Seller Learn After a Home Showing?
Let's face it – a showing can be a stressful experience for a house seller. If a seller makes even a single mistake planning for a showing, a buyer may be turned off by his or her residence. And as a result, a seller's home may linger on the real estate market for many weeks or months. Ultimately, each...
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Navigate the Homebuying Journey Like a Pro
Posted on 12/02/2019
Navigate the Homebuying Journey Like a Pro
The homebuying journey may seem long, complicated and time-consuming at first. Fortunately, there are lots of things a property buyer can do to streamline the process of finding his or her dream residence. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help a homebuyer navigate the property buying journey like a pro. 1. Narrow Your Home Search If...
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Adding Efficiency to an Older Home
Posted on 11/25/2019
Adding Efficiency to an Older Home
Photo by Vivint Solar from Pexels When your pocketbook determines you can’t afford a new, energy-efficient home, you can still satisfy your preferences by upgrading an older house. Try these options for improving energy efficiency in your home. Apply for the FHA’s Energy-Efficient Mortgage program. With an EEM, you can finance an already energy-efficient home or use funds...
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How to Field a Low Offer on Your Home
Posted on 11/18/2019
How to Field a Low Offer on Your Home
Receiving a low offer on a home can be frustrating for a seller. But, you’re likely to see at least one or two offers on your property that are lower than you would like. Right now, the housing market is filled with young professionals burdened with student loans, rising costs of living, and stagnating wages. So, it’s no wonder...
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How to Build Credit While Renting An Apartment
Posted on 11/11/2019
How to Build Credit While Renting An Apartment
Having a high credit score is one of the most important and helpful things you can achieve before buying a home. A solid credit history will give you a better chance of being approved for the home loan you want and getting a lower interest rate so that you know you’re getting a good deal on your first home....
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