Archive for category: Buy A Home

Buying a home is a major life decision for anyone. Learn more about the home buying process through our guides and tips to make sure you find the right home for you, choose the best mortgage and financing, and avoid surprises throughout the process.

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Is it better to buy a new house or renovate?

Sooner or later, most homeowners debate whether to buy a new home or renovate their existing one. It’s a challenging question with financial, practical, and emotional implications. Complicating matters are the extraordinary dynamics affecting the U.S. real estate market and home improvement industry in 2022 and beyond (like rising interest rates, higher home prices, increased […]

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Pros and Cons of Buying a Foreclosed Home

Are you considering buying a foreclosed home? With the potential to find a great deal on a property that is significantly discounted, the appeal is understandable. Deciding to buy a foreclosure could reap major financial rewards, but keep in mind that there are big risks to consider as well. Read on for specifics, including pros, […]

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Buying a “For Sale by Owner” Home

You’ve found your perfect home, but soon learn that it’s “for sale by owner” (FSBO). While you shouldn’t shy away from these types of properties, you should understand the nuances of FSBO transactions, as they differ a bit from the typical home buying process. Conversely, if you’d like to sell your home by yourself, check […]

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Get Your Credit Mortgage Ready!

Just as a new year prompts some people to get into shape, house hunting can inspire others to pump up their credit score. But working to improve your credit is always beneficial regardless of the time of year, because a better credit score can lead to lower mortgage rates and better loan offers. So what […]

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First Time Homebuyers: Questions We All Have

There are few things more exciting than exploring the world of homeownership. Perhaps after months of binge watching HGTV and swiping through listings on Zillow, you’re ready to make the leap. But the ins and outs of buying a home can be overwhelming, so it’s important to fully understand the home buying process, especially if […]

Can I Buy a House Without Putting 20 Percent Down?

If you’re thinking about buying a home but concerned that you can’t meet the minimum down payment requirements, there is good news. Yes, there are lower down payment options than the standard 20 percent. While a 20 percent down payment has traditionally been the standard for new homebuyers, times have changed. These days, mortgage lenders […]

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Common Real Estate Scams And How To Avoid Them

Identity theft. Cybercrimes. Hacking. Phishing. We’ve all heard horror stories of how scammers use these tactics to take advantage of unsuspecting individuals. But they don’t stop there. Real estate transactions are one of the most common areas that criminals target. Why? Because there are large sums of money involved, usually hundreds of thousands of dollars. […]

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