5 Expenses Most New Homebuyers Don’t Think About

May 29, 2015

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Hop in the car, find homes for sale, fall in love with one, put in an offer and off you go into the land of homeownership – right? Not exactly, although this is how the process works according to many first-time buyers. That is, until they become educated. From miscellaneous expenses of the purchase process [...]

Sellers Behaving Badly: The Top 3 Ways to Turn Off a Buyer

April 10, 2015

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Not all real estate transactions turn sour. In fact, few do. But once in a while, a bad apple ends up either selling or buying a home, and can throw the entire transaction into chaos. From buyers allowing their children to run wild through a house they’re viewing to sellers trying to hide home defects, [...]

Buyers Beware: 3 Points to Ponder About a Home’s Location

December 19, 2014

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When buyers are on the hunt for a new home, they’re usually very focused on one thing: the house. Blinders can get even worse if they fall in love with one, and the thought process becomes akin to one of those romantic photos with fuzzy edges—the only thing in focus is the house. What those [...]

Home Buying Tips: Negotiating House Price

July 4, 2011

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Nervous about negotiating the best house price in this crazy economy? We don’t blame you. When it comes to buying a home, negotiation can mean the difference between a few thousand dollars and tens of thousands of dollars. Negotiating a home selling contract in this current real estate market is also financially tricky. This is [...]