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4 Reasons to Buy a Home in the Summer

July 9, 2018
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With vacations on the calendar and leisure in the air, real estate can sometimes slow down in the summer. But if moving isn’t on your mind, you may want to reconsider. Buying a new home during the summer season has its perks! More personalized time and attention If the market is experiencing a seasonal lull, it can be a great time to engage with a real estate agent. When you want to visit a home quickly, your agent may be less likely to have a…

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How to Buy a Home Off a Floor Plan

June 4, 2018

Purchasing a new home offers many opportunities over buying resale, including the chance to select a floor plan with features and structural options that complement your lifestyle. The result? A home with a floor plan that’s better personalized to meet your individual needs. However, since new homes offer so many possibilities, there may not be a home already built to your specifications when you go under contract. Don’t let this stop you from getting the home you really want. Follow these tips for successful floor…

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Quiz! Where Are You on the Path to Homeownership?

May 29, 2018
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Are you ready to become a homeowner? Take this quick quiz to find out where you are on your homebuying journey. Simply tally your A’s, B’s and C’s, and check out your result below!   I have wanted to buy a home for:   Over a year At least a year A few months     I plan to stay in my current/desired area for:   At least five years Three to five years Less than three years/I’m not really sure     The following…

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The Advantages of a Spec Home

May 4, 2018

If you’ve been in the market for a brand-new home, you might have heard something about spec homes—or perhaps inventory homes, move-in ready homes or homes under construction. Our personal favorite is quick move-in homes, but they all refer to the same thing: new homes that builders begin construction on before they’re under contract to a buyer. This enables new communities to keep a steady flow of homes for prospective homeowners. It also provides you, the homebuyer, with some special advantages. Read on for how…

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Getting Ahead of the Bidding War Game

April 30, 2018

Picture this. A home goes up for sale in a sought-after neighborhood. Maybe it’s located in a well-rated school district or offers an ideal commute to work. You see that the home is in your range and try to beat the competition with a fast offer above asking price (this isn’t the first home you’ve bid on). But an investor has already offered more—and they’re willing to pay all cash. The seller, understandably, takes the higher and more expedient offer, and your house hunt continues.…

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