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June 3, 2020

Why Now May be a Good Time to Buy

 

 

With social distancing being an important part of life at the moment and so many parts of the economy suffering the effects of state lockdowns, some are worried about how all of this will affect the housing market. This is especially a concern for those who were hoping ...

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May 29, 2020

How Covid-19 has Changed the Homebuying Process

 

 

Less than a month ago, real estate showings, purchases, and closings in the U.S. were mostly unaffected by the coronavirus pandemic. Now, homebuyers and sellers face a completely different landscape. 

In most markets, real estate is considered an essential service. Homes are still being listed for ...

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May 21, 2020

Make the Smoothest Move to a New State

 

 

Moving to another part of the country can be an exciting adventure! That doesn’t mean it’s easy. To be sure, a move to an unfamiliar area can feel daunting. Fortunately, there are many excellent ways to leverage technology to your advantage!

Early Research = Less Stress

Start learning about ...

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May 4, 2020

4 Things You Should Never do When Purchasing a Home

 

 

Four Things You Must Never do when Purchasing a Home:

  1. Quit your job or become self-employed. Lenders need two years’ worth of employment history to give you a pre-approval for your home loan. 
  2. Create more debt or make any purchases that affect your debt-to-income ratio. This means ...
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April 29, 2020

Have You Budgeted for Closing Costs?

 

 

Saving for a down payment is a key step in the homebuying process, and it’s not the only piece you need to include in your budget. Another factor that’s important to plan for is the closing costs required to obtain a mortgage.

What Are Closing Costs?

According to ...

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April 17, 2020

5 Steps to Finding Your Dream Home

 

 

Today we’re discussing five tips for finding your perfect home. No matter if you’ve owned six homes or none, these tips will help you figure out what is best for you:

1. Talk to a Local Lender

Figure out what your budget is. 

2. Come up with ...

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April 6, 2020

3 Must do Items Before Buying a Home

 

 

The homebuying process can be daunting, whether its your first real estate purchase or not. Here are a few things you can do to set yourself up for sucess prior to purchasing a home:

  1. The first thing you’ll want to do in the home buying process is to ...
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March 29, 2020

Which is More Important: Offer Terms or Price?

 

 

When it comes to submitting a winning offer, price isn’t everything. In fact, the terms you include also play a major role in an offer’s success. 

In this market, it isn’t about price, but the risk to the seller. Sellers want to feel secure in knowing an ...

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March 17, 2020

Why Should I Purchase a Home Inspection?

 

 

Home inspections are an important part of every real estate transaction. Today, we want to give you a little more insight into how the inspection fits into the home buying process.

A home inspection helps the buyer understand the condition of the home and its systems. The inspection ...

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March 4, 2020

The Importance of Keeping it Real with Your Agent

 

 

As a homebuyer, it’s incredibly important to keep it real—and by that, we mean you need to be realistic about buying in today’s market.

First of all, everyone needs to be on the same page when it comes to the shopping process. You need to understand what your ...

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