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Buying a Home

4 House Hunting Mistakes to Avoid

January 10, 2020

It’s a new year and you’re ready to buy a new home! But a house is a big investment, and you want to make sure that you get it right. Fortunately, we’re here to help. We’ve identified some common house hunting mistakes that can turn a seamless, stress-free home search into an exasperating experience. To help ensure your homebuying journey is as pain-free as possible, try to steer clear of potential house hunting blunders, such as: Flying solo.  Although it may be tempting to skip…

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Buying a Home

How to Find Your Dream Home in 10 Days

November 1, 2019

You’ve probably heard of the movie, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. Watching that film had us thinking…what else can be done in a 10-day time period? How about finding your next home? It’s possible! We’ve broken down the process day by day to show you how. DAY 1: BUDGET   Wake up, stretch, get a cup of coffee and get ready to look at your finances. Make a detailed list of all your monthly expenses and determine what you can afford to…

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Financing & Insuring

Finding Home Insurance

October 19, 2019

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

What to Know: Moving From an Apartment to a House

October 11, 2019
New homeowner gazing out the window

Buying your first home is an exciting event! If you’ve been renting an apartment for years, there are a few things you should know when you make the transition to homeownership. Be sure to keep these simple facts and tips in mind as you embark on this next chapter in your life. Performing general maintenance When you buy a brand-new home, it’s not likely you will be making huge repairs or renovating on the weekends, but there are still maintenance tasks you will need to…

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4 Reasons to Contract This Month

October 3, 2019

When school is back in session, many people who’ve been considering a move put their plans into action. And why not? Fall is a popular time to jump into the real estate market. If you think this might be the month to make your move, we’re here to help you decide. Find out why October is a great month to put ink to contract: The holidays are coming. No matter what holiday you celebrate in December, the month is full of hustle and bustle. There…

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