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What First-Time Homebuyers Look for in a Property

April 30, 2018 First-time homebuyers are reentering the housing market. This is what they look for in a property.

If you’re looking to sell your home, there’s a good chance your buyers will be looking to purchase a house for the first time. More first-time buyers are coming into the market. Between 2013 and 2015, first-time buyers decreased as a total share of the entire housing market. 2016 and 2017 saw a reversal of […]

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The Flurry of Fixer-Uppers on the Market

April 27, 2018 With more people looking to own a home but fewer new houses available to buy, fixer-uppers and as-is properties are on the rise.

Have you noticed them? All those houses on the market that are listed as “fixer-uppers” or “as-is” or “needs work?” They’re everywhere. And it’s not because we’ve drained the well of adequate homes. It’s because the market is hot right now, and sellers can unload nearly any property, in any condition, and there will be […]

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Homeownership Costs to Consider Before Purchasing

April 27, 2018

There are many obvious costs when it comes to purchasing a home that people are generally aware of. The purchase price, the homeowners insurance, the property taxes, and of course closing costs and fees are pretty well-known expenses, even for a first-time homebuyer. Beyond these expenses, though, come additional costs that should be calculated in […]

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5 Ideas for the Spare Room

April 26, 2018 A spare room is an opportunity to inject a little more personality into your home. Here are five options for what to do with one.

If you’re a homeowner, a spare room is a good problem to have, but it’s still a problem. Filling a room, giving it a purpose, and making it a part of your home takes creativity, investment, and effort. Here are five ideas to get you started on what to do with that extra room in your house. […]

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How and Why to Refinance Your Home

April 26, 2018 Refinancing your home can seem like a daunting process. Here are the basics of how and why to do it.

Refinancing your home can be immensely beneficial. Taking advantage of new interest rates can lower your monthly payments, the total amount of interest you owe, and potentially save you thousands of dollars. To do that, however, you need to get a few things just right. Know your goals and value Before you refinance, you need […]

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Finding the Right Loan for Purchasing a Foreclosed Home

April 23, 2018

There are roughly 579,000 homes currently in the United States that are  either bank-owned or in foreclosure. Some real estate markets can represent an even larger percentage of these homes listed for sale. Aside from the fact that they are readily available, foreclosures can also be a great deal if you willing to put in a […]

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The Top 3 Real Estate Myths Dispelled

April 23, 2018

Whether you want to hear it or not, you will undoubtedly receive a lot of advice when you start looking for a home. Friends, blogs, and the real estate books at Barnes and Noble all offer maxims and best practices for potential homebuyers, always claiming to have the secret to a successful home purchase. Sometimes […]

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