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starter home

The Pros and Cons of Buying a Starter Home

Purchasing a starter home was very common in the Baby Boomer generation. Most of them followed the traditional path of getting married, settling in a small, modest dwelling, extending families, and then moving into a bigger, permanent home. Many Millennials are also up for following this tradition since a majority of them are financially stable. Read More →

family friendly rental

Things to Consider to Find a Family-Friendly Rental Unit

Rental properties have their own advantages, and they exempt you from the infinite stresses of homeownership. Not only single people but many families also seek to rent considering the benefits. However, you have to keep some factors in mind when searching a rental house or apartment for your family that may not only include the partner and kids but also aging parents and other family members. Read More →

home buying

How to Know If You Are Overpaying for a Home

It’s normal for buyers to make a mistake, especially the first-timers because their lack of experience does not let them act levelheaded. They often give up their interest and end up overpaying, particularly in a hot market where everything moves too fast to exercise discipline. Read More →

sellers costs

How Much the Sellers Have to Pay in Hidden Costs?

‘Selling’ does not ring a bell with spending money, does it? Well, the truth is you have to shell out your bucks even for selling a home! A recent report from Zillow and Thumbtack shows that the U.S. homeowners have to dish out an average $15,190 from listing a home to sign the final deal. Read More →

home warranty

The Ins and Outs of a Home Warranty

The responsibility for the repairs and maintenance of a home is the bonus of homeownership. However, it’s a difficult job for those who have just switched their status from renter to homeowner. Most people can’t perform even small repairs. So, they don’t know what to do when a shower pan starts leaking or the boiler breaks. In such a case the thing that can save your back is a home warranty. Read More →

home sale

5 Major Problems that Could Ruin a Home Sale

So many issues can come forth when you are trying to sell your home. Most of the buyers ignore the minor things such as a bad paint job, broken lighting fixtures, or a messy lawn. However, there are some major affairs that can sabotage your sale. If you are a seller, inspect the entire house before an open house and fix if you find any of these problems: Read More →


How to Research a Prospective Neighborhood

People change their address for many reasons, and it’s not rare to move due to bad neighbors and neighborhoods. The most common complaints are excessive noise, disarranged properties, high crime rates, distance to transportation and other facilities, and more. When it’s necessary to do extensive research about the property you are going to purchase, the surrounding area should not be exempt from inspections. Read More →