Tag: homebuying basics

  • Ready to Shop Policies? Use Our Home Insurance Checklist

    You’ve found your dream home—now it’s time to insure it! Selecting the right home insurance policy is important not only because it may be a condition of your home loan, but also because it can offer you and your family greater peace of mind. If the unexpected happens, homeowners insurance can provide coverage for losses and damages to your house, its contents (including pets and personal belongings) and even personal liability for people inside your home or on your property.

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  • How to Find Your Dream Home in 10 Days

    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, […]

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  • What to Expect When Buying a New Home

    Buying a new home can be one of life’s most rewarding experiences, but can also be a time filled with questions. From touring model homes to moving in and getting settled, make sure you choose a builder willing to provide personal care every step of the way. It’s important that you walk away with both […]

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  • Avoid Unwanted Calls with an Opt Out Request

    Nowadays, telemarketers are a fact of life. Anytime you apply for credit with a company, your information may be passed along and you’ll be bombarded with calls, emails and texts from a dozen other places promising special offers. So, what can you do about it? Make an opt out request!

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  • Benefits of Buying a Quick Move-in Home

    What is a quick move-in home? A brand new home you can move into sooner! We break down the timeline and benefits of choosing to purchase a new home that is already under construction or near completion.

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  • The Facts on Closing Costs on New Construction Homes

    Closing costs: a generic term tossed around by mortgage originators, real estate agents and even your neighbor. But what are these fees all about? Read on to learn the basics of closing costs on new construction and resale homes and how they will affect your home purchase.

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  • Know the Difference: Home Warranty vs. Home Insurance

    A home warranty is a great perk when you buy a new-construction home (and sometimes even a resale!) but do you know how it differs from home insurance coverage? Knowing who to call about a home issue can put you on the fast track to getting it addressed ASAP!

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  • Considering a Quick Move-in/Inventory Home? We Have a Guide for You!

    Homes that are under construction and available to close on a shorter timeline go by many names—move-in ready, spec and inventory home being a few of them—but we prefer to call them quick move-in homes. Regardless of the moniker, these homes can be excellent options for homebuyers looking to move sooner rather than later. If you’re ready to move ASAP and want to learn more about quick move-in homes, we’ve created a free guide just for you!

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  • What Do New Homes Include?

    Buying a new home is an exciting purchase! But do you know what’s included? It’s common for buyers to confuse a to-be-built “new construction home” with a “custom home.” However, there are distinct differences between the two that every informed buyer should know.

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  • The Benefits of Pre-qualifying for a Mortgage

    Before you get too caught up in the excitement of researching neighborhoods, pinning down your wish list and clicking your way through your local MLS site, you might want to consider taking this simple, time-saving, disappointment-preventing step: pre-qualifying for a mortgage. In this article, we outline all the benefits of this important step.

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  • What To Expect At A New Home Design Center

    Building a brand-new house means that you not only get to experience seeing your dream constructed from the ground up, but you also get to select the fixtures and finishes that will make your house feel like home. Learn what to expect when you visit a new home design center and meet with a professional design consultant who will help you create a home you’ll adore for years to come.

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  • New Home vs. Resale Home: Homeowners Insurance Edition

    When you’re ready to buy a home, one of the most important decisions to make is whether you want to buy a new home vs. resale. While buying a resale home may seem appealing, it is important to consider the possibility that you may end up paying a higher homeowners insurance premium based on the home’s history, construction and more. Read on to discover some of the potential hidden costs associated with older, foreclosed or distressed homes.

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