Buyer’s Remorse: 3 Things You Should Never Say When You’re Negotiating to Buy a Home

February 14th, 2017|

The prospect of finding the home you've always dreamed of can be such an exciting prospect that it's easy to forget all about the process of negotiating. However, it's important to keep a few things to yourself when it comes to the art of making the deal. If you're currently searching for the right place and are preparing to sign on the dotted line, here are a few phrases it's best to avoid.

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Buying Real Estate vs. Buying Stocks: Here’s Why a Home Should Be Your Priority

February 8th, 2017|

Once you're done with debt and you've started to save, it's commonly the case that you'll start hearing about the risks and rewards of investing in stocks or real estate. Unfortunately, it can be difficult for many people to know what type of investment is going to work better for them down the road. If you're currently considering what you should put your money into, here are some reasons you may want to turn to real estate.

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Thinking About Buying a ‘Fixer Upper’? Here’s What You Need to Know

February 2nd, 2017|

With all of the home renovation and fixer-upper shows on television, the idea of completely renovating and re-doing an old home can seem like an enticing premise. Unfortunately, investing in the wrong fixer-upper can mean an awful lot of expenditure without the added financial rewards. Whether you're considering investing down the road or are ready to dive in, here are a few things to consider first.

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Understanding Real Estate Contracts and What You Can Expect to Find

January 10th, 2017|

There are a lot of things that go into the successful sale of your home, but many people are unfamiliar with the intricacies of the contract. Whether you consult with your real estate agent or plan on diving in on your own, it's important to be clear on the terms. If you're wondering what you can expect when it comes to the contract, here are some pointers on what to watch out for.

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5 Major Red Flags to Watch for When You’re Touring an Open House

January 3rd, 2017|

An open house is one of the best opportunities a potential homeowner will have to take stock of a home and determine if it will work for them. If you're currently perusing the open houses in your neighborhood, here's some things you should make sure to watch out for.

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Buying a New Home? Use This Checklist to Ensure Your Finances Are in Order

December 16th, 2016|

Buying a home is a significant expense. It doesn't matter whether you're a first-time buyer or have experience. Unless you have a large pile of cash, you'll need to ensure your finances are in order before closing. In this post we'll explore four financial items you'll want to check off before buying a new home.

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3 Key Reasons Why Buying Your First Home Is Like Planning a Wedding

December 6th, 2016|

You may not see the connection right away, but buying a home and planning a wedding are two experiences that require certain skills and challenge you in similar ways. Check out the three key similarities in this post.

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Buying a Home This Autumn? 4 Unconventional Ways to Save up for Your Down Payment

November 9th, 2016|

Autumn is a popular time for new home buyers to start looking for their first house or condo. But with that down payment looming, everybody could use a bit of help saving up to make that bulk payment a little less intimidating.

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