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16  Real Estate Terms You Should Know Before you Buy

16 Real Estate Terms You Should Know Before you Buy

Searching for a new home is difficult. Potential buyers often have to balance their wants with their needs and try to prioritize factors like location, price, and size. What many house hunters don’t think about during their search is how complicated the process can get after you find the perfect home. That’s when the paperwork starts and a flood of confusing terminology begins. To help

How to Easily Shop For a Mortgage

How to Easily Shop For a Mortgage

For most people, a home will be the biggest purchase that you will make in your lifetime and will require obtaining a mortgage.  Shopping around for a mortgage will help you find the best possible financing deal. Locking in the best possible interest rate may involve some time and research, but it will pay off for you in the long run!   Get your Credit Score Your credit score is

Moving Soon? Avoid These Five Mistakes

Moving Soon? Avoid These Five Mistakes

Moving into a new home requires a lot of planning and important decisions.  Sometimes these steps can be overlooked, causing you to lose a lot of time and money in the relocation process. Luckily planning is an easy way to reduce stress and avoid mistakes.  Before your next move, sit down and take time to prepare so you can have a smooth and enjoyable moving experience!   1. N

Understanding the Home Buying Process

Understanding the Home Buying Process

The home buying process can be slightly stressful and intimidating, especially if this is your first time around the block.  Even if you are a seasoned moving professional, it is still nice to have a home buying guide and the help of your trusted real estate agent.  Knowing what to expect through the home buying process can reduce some of that anxiety and help you confidently find your w

What You Should Know About Equal Opportunity Housing

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What You Should Know About Equal Opportunity Housing

The sale and purchase of a home is a major milestone in your life, which is why you should be able to feel 100 percent confident in that decision.  Whether you are looking for your very first home or settling down after retirement, you should always be assured that the home buying process will be equal and fair.  Equal Opportunity Housing is put in place to avoid discrimination in the ho

Tips For Keeping Houseplants Healthy and Happy During a Move

Tips For Keeping Houseplants Healthy and Happy During a Move

It’s hard enough making any big move, but add in actual living things like pets and plants and the stress of moving gets even tougher to handle. You might already be thinking about how to keep pets happy during the journey to a new home, but have you considered the well-being of your house plants and flowers?  Here are some great strategies for making sure your plants survive the long t

The Do’s and Don’ts When it Comes to Moving

The Do’s and Don’ts When it Comes to Moving

Whether it is your first move or you are a seasoned professional, there is no doubt that moving can be stressful. From organizing to packing and all the tasks in between, you are likely wondering how you are going to finish or where to even begin. Luckily, we have all been there and are here to help make your move go smoothly.  Below, we are going to tackle the top moving do’s and don&r

Tips For a Stress Free Buying Process

Tips For a Stress Free Buying Process

Whether you are a first-time home buyer or a seasoned moving professional, the home buying process is stressful.  It’s a complicated process involving both strong emotions and what may be the biggest financial investment of your life.  In the process, a lot of times things do not go how you expect and are beyond your control. However, there are ways you can minimize the stress invo

Want to Buy a Home? Avoid These Common Credit Mistakes

Want to Buy a Home? Avoid These Common Credit Mistakes

There is a lot of preparation and effort that goes into buying a home. From searching through various listings to saving up for a down payment to applying for a mortgage and all the inspections and appraisals that get you through to closing, the home-buying process can be complex. Most home buyers go into this process knowing that their finances will be scrutinized a bit before they are approve

Five Things to Expect When Buying a Home After a Foreclosure

Five Things to Expect When Buying a Home After a Foreclosure

It is common for homeowners who’ve lost a home to foreclosure to feel a certain sense of defeat—and even a little fear—when it comes to trying to buy another home. Frankly, nobody wants to default on their mortgage and lose possession of their home even once, let alone think about going through it again. But once the market conditions, personal circumstances or financial situa