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Five Tips for Buying a Home in Winter

Five Tips for Buying a Home in Winter

During this busy shopping season, many of us are crossing items off our lists each and every day. But, what if you’re looking for a very big-ticket item this holiday season? Though there may not be as many buyers on the market right now, those people who are looking for a home are serious. So, we’ve made a list of some seriously good tips for buying a home in winter. If you’re

Three Tips for Buying a Home When You’re Self-Employed

Three Tips for Buying a Home When You’re Self-Employed

These days, so many buyers are looking for homes that include a home office. If one isn’t already set up, you can bet lots of buyers are looking for the ideal space to turn into their own. So, it may come as a bit of a surprise that although many professionals are working at home, it actually can be harder for those at-home employees to secure a home loan. This is especially true for those w

Tips for Writing an Offer Letter That No Seller Can Refuse

Tips for Writing an Offer Letter That No Seller Can Refuse

For so many sellers and buyers, completing a real estate transaction is an extremely emotional process. And, for good reason, right? When you’re selling a home that you’ve made memories in, it is only natural that you’ll feel a personal connection to it. When you’re looking to buy a home that you’re planning to make memories in, you’re certainly hoping to find t

Five Things You Don’t Want to Miss When Touring a Home

Five Things You Don’t Want to Miss When Touring a Home

In today’s real estate market, time can be of the essence when a new home goes up for sale. In highly coveted areas, it can seem like homes are already under contract before you even see a “For Sale” sign in the front yard. So, what can a motivated buyer do to give themselves the best chance of landing the home of their dreams? Know what to look for, of course! We’re not

15 Things Your Realtor Would Like You to Know

15 Things Your Realtor Would Like You to Know

When you find the right real estate agent, you’re entering into a great partnership with someone you can trust. Your agent will share as much information with you as possible. But, it can help to go into your partnership with some things already in mind. Here are 15 things that real estate agents wish buyers and sellers knew:   This could be a long process. Certainly, your real es

Three Conversations to Have Before Buying a Home with a Friend

Three Conversations to Have Before Buying a Home with a Friend

Some of them have been around since you were a child. Some you may have found in college. Some may even be in your neighborhood or at work. No, we’re not talking about your sweater collection—though sweater season is in full swing. We’re talking about your friends. You know, the people who you rely on, confide in and maybe even vacation with. You probably have no reservations

Five Pointers for Buying a Home with Pets

Five Pointers for Buying a Home with Pets

Some have fur. Some have fins. Some have four legs. Some have feathers. One thing that our pets have in common is that they all are members of the family. So, when it comes to buying a home, we’ve got to keep their needs in mind. But what exactly does that mean for today’s home buyer?  Here are five tips for home buyers looking for a new home that will accommodate their pets:

Family, Future & More for Military Members to Consider When Buying

Family, Future & More for Military Members to Consider When Buying

For anyone interested in buying a home, there are a lot of decisions to be made. From the type of flooring they may want to the type of loan they may qualify for, this major purchase comes with major choices. For the men and women who serve in our Armed Forces, there are even more things to consider when it comes to buying a home. Here are five things to think about if you are a military member

Decades of Difference: Buying a Home at 20, 30, 40 and Beyond

Decades of Difference: Buying a Home at 20, 30, 40 and Beyond

With age comes… different priorities—and nothing could be truer when it comes to buying a home. What a first-time homebuyer wants and needs is likely far different from what a veteran homeowner, who has decided to downsize, is looking for. Of course, any potential home buyer needs to take things like their credit score, savings and debt-to-income ratio into consideration when they

Don’t Make a Move Without Doing These Five Things

Don’t Make a Move Without Doing These Five Things

This summer, we’ve given a lot of advice to people looking to buy a home and those looking to sell theirs, too. You know what those two things have in common? Moving. And, when it comes to a stress-free move, everyone could use a little advice. If you’re in the process of packing up to move to a new home this summer, here are five things you won’t want to forget as you’r