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Time to Move Up? Ask These Five Questions First

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Time to Move Up? Ask These Five Questions First

The spring home selling and buying season is underway. And, like the weather, the market is hot! So, if you have been thinking about selling your home and moving up to a larger one, now may be the perfect time to do so. But, how do you know if you’re ready? Whether you’re planning to move to a new city or simply a new neighborhood, there are several things you should consider bef

With Age Comes Three Major Concerns When Buying an Older Home

With Age Comes Three Major Concerns When Buying an Older Home

Maybe you’ve heard the phrase “With age comes beauty.” This certainly is what many home buyers feel when they tour through older homes. Of course, there is beauty to be found in new homes, too. But, there often is something so majestic about the original architecture and charm of a historic home. If you’re a buyer who is drawn to homes that are centuries or even a few de

Eight Foolish Flops for First-time Home Buyers to Avoid

Eight Foolish Flops for First-time Home Buyers to Avoid

At this point, April Fools’ Day may be a distant memory; but, anyone who works in the real estate industry will tell you that some foolish things can happen on any day of any month. Often times, first-time home buyers fall into a group that may be fooled by some of these prank-worthy predicaments. Here are eight foolish trends that first-time home buyers can fall into: 1. They don&rsqu

The Do's and Don'ts of Buying a Home When You're Not Married

The Do's and Don'ts of Buying a Home When You're Not Married

So, you’ve met someone, fell in love and now you’re ready for the next step… buying a home, of course! This is the route that some couples are choosing today, swapping an engagement ring for a key ring! In ways, buying a home actually is similar to getting married. After all, you’re making a major commitment that should not be entered into lightly. In fact, if you and a

Planning to Buy an “As-Is” Home? Read This First!

Planning to Buy an “As-Is” Home? Read This First!

Does the season of renewal have you ready to spring into action on buying a home? If so, you may be scouring available homes for sale to find the one that is just right for you. But, what do you do if a home that seems just right is for sale “as is?” If a home is for sale “as is,” does that mean that potential buyers should steer clear? Does it mean that a seller knows s

It All Adds Up. These Monthly Bills Mean You MUST be a Homeowner!

It All Adds Up. These Monthly Bills Mean You MUST be a Homeowner!

We recently kicked off a money-saving challenge that promises to help anyone – on any budget – save a few bucks in a year’s time. Of course, one of the first steps in saving money is knowing when and where you are spending it! If you’re a homeowner, there are few places you can count on spending your money each and every month. Yes, along with the new house keys you rece

Five Lessons First-time Home Buyers Need to Learn!

Five Lessons First-time Home Buyers Need to Learn!

Talk to anyone who has ever bought a home and they’ll surely say, “I wish I would have known…” about some part of their home-purchasing process. From things buyers wish they would have looked for to people they wish they would have talked with, when it comes to making a major purchase like buying a home, you really cannot be armed with too much information. If you&rsquo

SCORE! How You Can be a Home-buying Champion without Great Credit!

SCORE! How You Can be a Home-buying Champion without Great Credit!

Potential home buyers with bad credit could be feeling a bit like an underdog that is losing the big game of homeownership as they head into the final quarter of play. However, though bad credit may be enough to keep you down, it is not enough to prevent you from winning when it comes to securing financing and feeling like a champion when you finally become a homeowner. For someone with bad cre

Want to Buy a Home in 2017? Do These Five Things Now!

Want to Buy a Home in 2017? Do These Five Things Now!

We may only be nearing the end of the first month of the year, but something is becoming pretty obvious; 2017 is going to be your year – to buy a home, that is! If you’ve got plans to purchase a home at any point this year, now is the time to start prepping for that process. Here are five things you can do now to ensure a smooth home-buying process in 2017: 1. Get Comfy with Your

Should You Elect to Buy or Rent Your Next Home?

Should You Elect to Buy or Rent Your Next Home?

Well, it’s Election Day. And, you’ve got two perfectly viable options in front of you. One may be a big change from what you’re used to. The other may be a bit more comfortable, but you may have concerns about its long-term effects. Of course, we’re talking about your pending decision to buy or rent a home. What other decision did you think we were talking about today?!