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Financing & Insuring

Finding Home Insurance

May 15, 2017

Purchasing home insurance makes good sense, and not just because it’s often a condition for home loan approval. It’s also a good idea for peace of mind and financial security. You definitely don’t want to find yourself wishing you’d purchased the right insurance after something unexpected happens. So if you’re in the market for a new home, check out the following tips for finding a plan that covers your home’s needs. Compare insurance quotes Consult an insurance agency with brokers that can compare costs and…

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Buying a Home

3 Reasons to Buy a New Home Now

March 29, 2016

Trying to decide whether or not to buy a new home this year? Let us help simplify your decision! Following are just a few of the many reasons why now is a great time to buy. Happy house hunting!   Rent is on the rise. Rental inventory is the lowest it’s been in many years, and fewer vacancies equals more competition among renters. This means landlords generally have the upper hand when it comes to pricing, leaving hopeful occupants out in the (literal) cold, with…

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Buying a Home, Selling a Home

Ways to Help Your Real Estate Agent Help You

March 8, 2016

You’ve already taken the first step many people take when buying and/or selling a home: hiring a reputable real estate agent. Now it’s time to do your part to help ensure your real estate transaction(s) is as seamless as possible.   Wondering what you can do to assist your chosen advisor? Following are some simple ways to help your real estate agent help you:   Get a pre-approval. This one goes out to all the prospective homebuyers out there. Getting a pre-approval from a lender…

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Buying a Home

21st Century Benefits of Homeownership

February 16, 2016

From technology to medicine, the 21st century has already seen a great number of advances—and there’s still over 80 years to go! One more category to add to the list? New home construction. If you haven’t bought a brand-new home in several decades (or ever), now is a great time to do so. Here are some of the many exciting improvements that set today’s new homes apart from ones that are so last century. Improved design & functionality. Home design has come a long way…

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Buying a Home

Why Buyers Are Moving Away From Resale

November 10, 2015

New home vs. resale. It’s a common comparison among house hunters. After all, it’s always wise to do a little research before making an important life decision. Although resales still appeal to some prospective buyers, certain concerns, like safety codes and energy efficiency, have many others opting to break ground on brand-new homes. Following are some additional reasons why some buyers may be moving away from resale: Dingy/dirty living spaces. Most people can’t imagine renting—much less buying—a home that’s lost its luster, and who can…

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