Homebuyers Behaving Badly – And How to Avoid Being One

January 9, 2015

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When a home is on the market, the seller’s privacy goes out the window. It is almost guaranteed that some buyers will open drawers, peek inside cabinets and touch items that are obviously personal and not included in the sale. Coming home from work to find that the impeccably-made bed you left in the morning [...]

The Advantages of Getting a Mortgage Preapproval

October 18, 2013

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The homebuying process can be exciting, but also stressful. When there are a large number of buyers in the market for real estate, the odds of being able to purchase your desired home can be low. However, getting a mortgage preapproval prior to home shopping can dramatically increase the odds of success. Make Mortgage Preapproval [...]

Understanding Septic Tanks: Waste Treatment for Rural Homes

September 20, 2013

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If you’re buying property in an urban or suburban setting, chances are good that the home is connected to a municipal sewage system. If, however, you’re looking at purchasing a home on acreage or in a rural setting, waste may be handled through a septic tank. Proper care and maintenance is key to keeping your [...]

Don’t Sacrifice Style for Budget

July 8, 2013

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When it comes to searching for your perfect home, you don’t have to sacrifice style for budget. Your hunt for your dream home should not be limited by your financial situation, no matter how much or how little you have to spend. Here are three ways you can maximize your housing’s style on your limited [...]

The Advantages of Getting a Mortgage Preapproval

May 28, 2013

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The homebuying process can be exciting, but also stressful. When there are a large number of buyers in the market for real estate, the odds of being able to purchase your desired home can be low. However, getting a mortgage preapproval prior to home shopping can dramatically increase the odds of success. Make Mortgage Preapproval [...]

Are You Ready to Buy a House?

May 10, 2013

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Cue Michael Buffer yelling, “Are you ready? Let’s get ready to rumble!” Buffer’s is a fitting soundtrack for the homebuyer in a seller’s market, trying to prevail in catching the seller’s attention. The better equipped with knowledge you are, the better your offer will look to the current owner of what you long to possess: the [...]

Applying for a Mortgage? Avoid These Common Mistakes

February 15, 2013

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If you’re a first-time buyer, an itch to start looking at homes typically starts just after you make the decision to buy. The feeling may be so overwhelming that it’s the very first thing you do. That’s mistake number one: Looking at homes without knowing how much you can spend on a home isn’t just [...]

New Home Sales Inch Upwards While Home Prices Drop

December 2, 2011

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Home Prices Plunge Again in September Dashing the hopes of consumers and experts, home prices dived in September, quashing any theory of the market leveling off. And they fell below analysts’ expectations. According to the S&P Case-Shiller 20-city home price index, prices slipped 3.6 percent in September, when compared to the same year-ago period. Bloomberg [...]