Category Archives: Home Buying

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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 →

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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 →

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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 →

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5 Things You Shouldn’t Share with a Seller’s Agent

Dealing in a real estate market is like mastering the art of balancing act. Everyone wants to win but what really matters is to keep a win-win situation for both the buyers and the sellers. As a purchaser, you have to be very careful in getting a competitive purchase price. Read More →

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The Tips that Spring Home Buyers Must Follow

Everybody loves spring because of the blooming flowers, sunny days, and warmer temperatures. It’s also a peak season for the real estate industry as lots of people actively hunt and buy a home during this time. Read More →

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How to Inspect a Potential New Home

What’s the largest single investment that most people make in their lifetime? Buying a home. So, a thorough inspection of it should be a necessary part of the purchase process. A property may look nice in the photos, and if you don’t know where to look, a physical visit won’t be enough to discover the hidden problems. Let’s find out how to test drive your future living space before signing the final deal. Read More →

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Home Buying: Neighborhood Features You Should Not Overlook

Nobody wants to buy a home that declines sharply in property value. It can put you in a critical and tricky situation by affecting your mortgage or reducing the net worth of the house. Some major upgrades such as renovating the kitchen or repurposing an unused space certainly add value but the neighborhood too plays a big role in determining whether the price of a property will rise or fall. Read More →

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A Brief Guide to the Treasury Down Payment Assistance

Every year, many renters think of becoming homeowners. While some of them can fulfill their dream, many get knocked down when the reality hits! The burden of paying a down payment seems to be the heavier amid paying rents, student loans, and other bills. Read More →

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Is Renting Better than Buying a Home?

Owning a home is almost twice as affordable as renting in terms of monthly payments. Both have their own perks, but renters can have better financial deals when the economy is poor. Many people have made a sizable amount of money just by switching from owning to renting. Read More →

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How Renters and Home Buyers will Fare in 2017?

The rise of mortgage rate at the end of 2016 and its volatile nature since the beginning of 2017 have changed many equations for the buyers and renters in the real estate market. The real estate database company Zillow has recently published an article predicting five factors for the people who are going to rent or have made the big decision of buying a home this year. Read More →