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Choosing a Website for Your New Home Search

March 6, 2015

So you’re in the market for a new home…now what? The first step is starting your online search. It’s important to discover what homes are selling for in your area before you set up a budget and scope out potential neighborhoods. But which website do you choose? Here’s a rundown of a few of the top choices: Zillow Great for market research & pulling comparables Whether you have an agent or not, there are those buyers who want to do the research themselves. If you’re…

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Why Renters are Becoming Homebuyers in 2015

February 26, 2015

2015 is shaping up to be a great year for first-time homebuyers, as the real estate market continues to enjoy a resurgence in new homes built, coupled with exciting new breaks designed to make homeownership more affordable. To get the full scoop, check out these four reasons renters are making the leap to homeownership in 2015. THE RETURN OF 3% DOWN PAYMENTS ON CONVENTIONAL LOANS In fall 2014, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac each announced a decrease in down payments required on some conventional loans…

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11 Must-ask Questions for Your New Home Builder

January 13, 2015

Moving into a brand-new home is an exciting event, but also a time where it pays to conduct your due diligence up front. Whether you’re a first-time or repeat buyer, the following questions will help provide important clues as to whether your new home builder of choice is worth the commitment. How long have you been in business? Building high-quality, durable homes that cater to your unique lifestyle needs is a hard-earned skill built up through time and experience. Before committing to a home builder…

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3 Reasons to Buy vs. Rent a Home in 2015

January 6, 2015

The long-awaited dream of owning your own home entails one of the most important purchases of your life. Is it any wonder it could also be the most exciting? Moving from renting to homeownership brings a range of benefits, from a sense of community and stability to never having to worry about yearly rental increases. But there’s more. We explore three advantages that tend to sway long-time renters into becoming happy homeowners. 1. Live life on your own terms: As a homeowner, you can delight…

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Why Buy a Winter Home?

November 28, 2014

Whether you consider yourself a winter visitor, sunseeker or proud snowbird, if you head south for the winter, you’ll need a home away from home for weeks or months at a time. RVing and renting may be popular choices, but there are significant advantages to buying a vacation home of your own. RVing If you’re an impulsive traveler, especially one who loves the outdoors, you may be drawn to RV living. Any continental destination is just a road trip away and, with a minimum of…

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