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How Much Time Should You Spend Searching for a Home?
Posted on 01/26/2020
How Much Time Should You Spend Searching for a Home?
Generally, the length of the homebuying journey depends on the individual. In some instances, a buyer will purchase the first house that he or she views in-person. Or, in other cases, it may take a buyer several weeks or months to find a house that matches his or her expectations. There is no need to rush the homebuying journey....
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Can You Sell Your Residence in One Day?
Posted on 01/19/2020
Can You Sell Your Residence in One Day?
How a home seller approaches the real estate market may dictate his or her success. For example, if a seller allocates time and resources to learn about the property selling journey, he or she may be able to plan ahead and sell a house in a single day. On the other hand, a seller who fails to showcase his...
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Reasons to Negotiate with a Homebuyer
Posted on 01/12/2020
Reasons to Negotiate with a Homebuyer
For home sellers who want to accomplish the optimal results, it is important to remain open to negotiations with buyers. There are many reasons why home sellers should negotiate with buyers, and these include: 1. You can accelerate the house selling journey. If your mission is to sell your house as quickly as possible, you should be open to...
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Low on Yard Space? Try a Vertical Garden
Posted on 01/05/2020
Low on Yard Space? Try a Vertical Garden
Photo by Alex from Pexels Have you been fantasizing about giving your green thumb free rein but are dealing with a limited amount of room in your outdoor living space? Perhaps you've got active children in the household who need backyard space to work off all that energy, or maybe your yard is just small. If so, you'll...
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What You Need to Know About USDA Loans
Posted on 12/29/2019
What You Need to Know About USDA Loans
The US government has been helping Americans achieve their goal of homeownership for decades. Through programs offered by the Federal Housing Authority, the USDA, and the Department of Veterans Affairs, millions of Americans have been able to afford a home who would have otherwise struggled. The focus of today’s post is one such service: loans offered through the USDA...
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Tips to Stay Dry When Moving in the Rain
Posted on 12/22/2019
Tips to Stay Dry When Moving in the Rain
Image by Matheus Bertelli from Pexels Often, you cannot choose the timing of your move. If the rainy season happens to be in full swing, moisture could become an added challenge to your relocation strategy. Even a drizzle could cause damage to your property but you can avoid issues if you are prepared. Below are tips on how...
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How Many Property Showings Should You Schedule?
Posted on 12/15/2019
How Many Property Showings Should You Schedule?
A home showing is a valuable opportunity for a property buyer. In certain instances, buyers will set up dozens of showings to review a wide range of residences. Meanwhile, a buyer sometimes finds the perfect residence during his or her first home showing. Ultimately, there is no set number of showings that you will need to attend before you...
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How to Enjoy a Fast, Successful Homebuying Experience
Posted on 12/08/2019
How to Enjoy a Fast, Successful Homebuying Experience
Let's face it – all homebuyers want to enjoy a fast, successful property buying experience. Yet transforming this vision into a reality can be difficult for first-time and experienced property buyers alike. Lucky for you, we're here to help you streamline the homebuying journey. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you enjoy a seamless homebuying...
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Things to Consider When Buying an Older House
Posted on 12/01/2019
Things to Consider When Buying an Older House
Photo by Wulfman65 via Shutterstock When you’re thinking about purchasing a home, an old house versus that new one is something to ponder. If you’ve thought about buying an older home, consider each of these areas before making an offer. Have your agent write contingencies into your contract, and by all means, don’t forego an inspection. Consider HazMat...
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Tips for First-Time Homebuyers
Posted on 11/24/2019
Tips for First-Time Homebuyers
Photo by Fizkes via Shutterstock If you know absolutely nothing about buying a house, don’t learn the hard way. There’s plenty of information available to help you avoid the many potential pitfalls in the process. You want your first home buying experience to be exciting, not exhausting. Here are some tips to get you started the right way....
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Avoid a Homebuying Fiasco
Posted on 11/17/2019
Avoid a Homebuying Fiasco
For those who want to enjoy a quick, seamless homebuying experience, it helps to prepare as much as possible. In fact, those who plan ahead may be better equipped than others to avoid various challenges throughout the homebuying cycle. From struggling to obtain home financing after a seller accepts your offer to purchase to struggling to find the right...
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Key Issues to Address Before You Buy a House
Posted on 11/10/2019
Key Issues to Address Before You Buy a House
If you intend to purchase a house soon, it helps to prepare for the home buying journey. In fact, if you identify potential issues before you start your quest to find your dream home, you could avoid them during your property search. Now, let's take a look at three common issues that plague homebuyers, along with tips to address...
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