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3 Ways to Jumpstart Your House Hunt Online

January 3, 2019
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If you’re like many people, a new home is on your 2019 wish list. But that doesn’t mean you’re ready to hire a real estate agent tomorrow and start touring houses next Saturday. Sometimes the house hunting process needs time to ramp up. We like to call it “pajama time.” You need to do some research, check out some house hunting websites, make sure your credit is in order—preferably from your sofa! If this sounds like the homebuying stage you’re at, this is the article…

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Steps to Buy a Home in 2019

December 11, 2018
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It’s an annual tradition—as one year winds down, we look toward the horizon of the next year and anticipate all the exciting developments that will dawn with it. And if you’re planning to buy a home, no doubt it’s on the short list for upcoming 2019 highlights. After all, a successful home purchase takes long-term saving, planning and determination. In other words, it’s a big deal. To help achieve your goal of homeownership in 2019, let’s review some important steps to buy a home. Establish…

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Benefits to Buying at a Closeout Community

November 7, 2018
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There are many reasons why buyers prefer to move into a just-opened neighborhood—for example, a greater variety of homesites and floor plan selections, plus the option to build from the ground up. But there are also perks to buying in a closeout or “final opportunity” community. Let’s check out some compelling reasons. Less construction Some buyers love watching a community come to life around them. The anticipation of new neighbors’ homes taking shape around the block. The satisfaction of claiming a prime homesite in the…

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4 Tile Types You May Not Know About

October 23, 2018
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Perhaps one of the most exciting aspects of building a new home is personalizing it to reflect your unique design aesthetic. And what better place to start than with the flooring? Once you have chosen your floors, you can use them to lay the groundwork (pun intended!) for the rest of your interior home selections. Following are four of today’s top tile types to consider: Wood-look tile As its name implies, wood-look tile mimics the appearance of hardwood flooring. However, the plank-style tile is typically…

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4 Things to Look for in a Real Estate Agent

October 12, 2018

1. Listening skills. It’s no accident that listening skills top this list! Effective communication is key to the buyer/agent relationship and listening is at least half of that equation. You need to find a real estate agent who pays attention to your wants and needs and customizes your home search to suit your wish list. When you tell your agent what you’re looking for in a home, does he or she take notes? If not, this could be your first red flag. If you say…

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