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 [...]

Top 3 Real Estate Deal Killers

March 20, 2015

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The way some people talk, it would take a miracle to make it from a signed purchase agreement to the closing table. But in reality, most real estate transactions go through with nary a hitch. Those that do hit snags, however, run the very real danger of completely falling apart. The problems are sometimes out [...]

3 Things to Consider Before Buying a Town House

June 20, 2014

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Have you ever noticed how the terms “town house” and “condo” are sometimes used interchangeably? This is most likely because both types of housing structures may be governed by homeowners associations. That, however, is where the similarity between the two ends. Conflating condos with town houses is akin to comparing apples and oranges. When most [...]

What are HOAs and CCRs?

September 13, 2013

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The acronyms “HOA” and “CCRs,” although they are used daily by real estate agents, may be unfamiliar to the average person. Let’s break down these acronyms and get you up to speed on what homebuyers should know. HOA HOA stands for homeowner association – a nonprofit organization that is funded by all the association’s members [...]

What You Should Know About Buying a Condo

December 28, 2012

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There’s a lot to like about life without yard upkeep, or worrying about what color to paint the front door, or what to do if the roof leaks. Such is life in the typical condominium. Although the maintenance headaches of owning a single-family home are pretty much nonexistent when you own a condo, this headache-free [...]