Home Buying

Dec. 10, 2020

The Difference Between Home Warranty & Home Insurance

 

When purchasing a new home, it’s important to do in-depth research on all facets of the homebuying process. One thing you’ll need to understand is how to best protect yourself and your investment if anything were to go wrong. Check out the information on home insurance versus home warranty ...

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Nov. 12, 2020

Take 5: What To Negotiate When Buying A House

 

Whether you are a first-time homebuyer or a seasoned veteran, the negotiation part of the transaction can be a little daunting and stressful. However, it is necessary to ensure you are getting the best possible deal for your money. So, what should you negotiate when buying a home?

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Nov. 6, 2020

Your Guide to the Home Appraisal

 

You’ve found your dream home and now it’s time to cross all your T's and dot all your I's before it’s all your own. And one of the first items on your closing checklist is the home appraisal. So, what exactly is that?

The home appraisal is ...

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Aug. 11, 2020

HOW TO GET READY FOR RETIREMENT

 

For most people, retirement feels like a long way off. But, if you don’t start preparing as early as possible, you may find yourself in a place of financial insecurity when the time does come. To avoid this, consider implementing the following tips.

 

Calculate your target savings. In ...

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July 29, 2020

Tips for Getting Adjusted After Moving to a New City

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Moving to a new city can be incredibly exciting and completely overwhelming at the same time. You’re suddenly living in a strange house, surrounded by unfamiliar people, navigating a city you don’t know. It’s normal to feel out of place and a little lost. But just ...

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July 17, 2020

Budgeting for a Move

Regardless if you are moving hundreds of miles or just down the street, it is going to cost you money. You can try to cut back on certain moving expenses, but it still is going to take some cash to get you to your new place. If you don’t plan ...

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June 24, 2020

Should You Buy a Home During the Recession?

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After the last economic recession sent home prices plummeting, Millennial homebuyers are wondering if this recession will be their opportunity to finally buy a home. That interest is only bolstered by the fact that interest rates are at an all-time low, and many young professionals ...

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June 5, 2020

TOP TIPS FOR HOUSE HUNTING ONLINE

 

Hunting for a new home online is a great place to start your search, but it should not be your end all be all. Good listing agents are excellent at highlighting the best features of the home, but keep in mind there may be more than meets the eye ...

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May 7, 2020

How to Safeguard This Big Investment

 

Purchasing a home is one of the largest financial commitments you'll ever make, and it's understandable to want to protect your investment throughout the purchase process. When you're ready to make an offer on a home, adding a contingency to your contract can give you time ...

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April 15, 2020

WHICH DOWN PAYMENT STRATEGY IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

 

You’ve most likely heard the rule: Save for a 20-percent down payment before you buy a home. The logic behind saving 20 percent is solid, as it shows that you have the financial discipline and stability to save for a long-term goal. It also helps you get favorable rates ...

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