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10 Facts You Should Know About Buying a Foreclosure

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10 Facts You Should Know About Buying a Foreclosure

For many homebuyers, the word “foreclosure” can be a major forewarning when it comes to making a home purchase. In today’s real estate market, foreclosures are less common to come by. Therefore, buyers may be inclined to shy away from an otherwise wonderful home, just because it is listed as a foreclosure.  If you’re interested in a home that is being marketed as a fo

Online Vs. In-Person House Hunting: 10 Things You Must See in a Home

Online Vs. In-Person House Hunting: 10 Things You Must See in a Home

These days, online retailers like Amazon have drastically changed the way we shop for everything from pens and pencils to pants and pantry items. Have online conveniences like hundreds of customer reviews and two-day shipping spoiled us so much that we now expect to only rely on online listings when it comes to shopping for a new home? No way! Well, not at least when it comes to some of a home&

Looking for Home-Buying Options? Consider Bitcoin!

Looking for Home-Buying Options? Consider Bitcoin!

You’ve heard of buying points to obtain a lower annual percentage rate, or APR, on your mortgage. You’ve probably even heard of people, who buy items like a dining room table or another piece of furniture, out of a home during the sales process. But, have you heard of buying a home with bitcoin? Have you even heard of bitcoin? This digital currency is accepted for goods and services

Five Tips for First-Time Home Buyers in a Busy Spring Market

Five Tips for First-Time Home Buyers in a Busy Spring Market

The spring real estate market can be intimidating for any buyer. This is particularly true if you have never bought a home before. First-time home buyers who are facing this year’s spring real estate market may have an added sense of anxiety about entering the field when it comes to getting the home they want. But, as seasoned buyers may know, there are a few things you can do to put your

10 Things to Consider Before Buying a Fixer Upper This Spring

10 Things to Consider Before Buying a Fixer Upper This Spring

In the market for a fixer upper this spring? The experts on your favorite home improvement shows make it look so easy, right? You know, finding a home in less-than-savory condition and turning it into a dream in no time at all. But what happens when you want to buy a fixer upper in real life? Obviously, what you see on TV is not your everyday story when it comes to fixing up a home. Taking on a

Ten Ways to Decide if Now is a Good Time to Downsize

Ten Ways to Decide if Now is a Good Time to Downsize

The real estate market continues to heat up as many sellers prepare to list their homes. In kind, buyers are eagerly anticipating the influx of homes that are typically available in spring. With this in mind, you may be considering listing your home as well. If you’ve reached retirement, are nearing it or will soon be sending a child off to college, you could be considering listing your h

How to Not Lose the House You Want in Five Ways

How to Not Lose the House You Want in Five Ways

Do the last few days of warm weather have your mind swirling with sweet thoughts of spring? Yes, please! Of course, that also means the hot spring real estate market is within our reach. What can buyers do to prepare for a competitive market? Well, much like Olympic athletes train to out-perform worldwide competitors, spring home buyers must be in the right mindset to outshine their competition

Take a Balanced Look Before You Buy a Multifamily Property

Take a Balanced Look Before You Buy a Multifamily Property

If you own a home, there is no doubt you remember the feeling you got when that first pair of “new home” keys were handed to you. Can you imagine multiplying that feeling by two, three, four or even more? For multifamily property owners, that feeling is a reality. Buying a multifamily property means that you are taking ownership of one or more units within a property at a time. But,

Negotiate on These Five Things Before You Buy a Home

Negotiate on These Five Things Before You Buy a Home

Most home buyers know that they can negotiate the price of a home when they go to make an offer on it. But, what may come as a surprise to many first-time homebuyers or even some more seasoned buyers, is that there are a few other negotiations that can be made when you buy a home. Before you simply accept a seller’s terms, understand that you can negotiate on these five things—and m

5 Must-Have Items for Your House Hunt

5 Must-Have Items for Your House Hunt

This week, we’re saying goodbye to the first month of 2018—so, you know what that means. It is time to take another look at the goals you’ve set for this year. If you have aspirations of buying a home in the next 11 months, you’ll soon want to spring into action. Of course, buying a home can be a difficult process for anyone—from first-time homebuyers to experience