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Buying a Home

What to Know: Moving From an Apartment to a House

October 11, 2019
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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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Buying a Home

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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Financing & Insuring

Questions to Ask When Choosing an Insurance Agent

September 29, 2019

You’ve contracted on a new home and now it’s time to choose an insurance agent. After all, you want to protect your investment in the event of theft or a natural disaster (e.g., flood, fire). Plus, most lenders require homeowners to maintain insurance as a condition of the loan. Following are some important questions to ask during your selection process: How long have you/your company been in business? Although the number of years in business isn’t a guarantee that an agent or agency will be…

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Buying a Home

Renting May Be a Roadblock to Your Dream Home

September 21, 2019
The Coral

As a homebuilder, we hear the “one-and-done” sentiment all the time. Many homebuyers want to “get it right” the first time they purchase a home so they can be settled for the long haul. Why not save and keep renting until you can afford exactly what you want? While a no-compromise stance sounds good in theory, it may actually be a roadblock to your dream home. You may find better results by viewing your first home as a stepping stone, not the end goal. Making…

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Buying a Home

5 Reasons to Become a Homeowner

September 20, 2019
buying a beautiful house

Thinking about buying a new home? Not quite sure you’re ready to commit? It’s perfectly normal to have cold feet—especially if you’re a first-time buyer. Homeownership is a big step, both emotionally and financially. But, like many other major life events, owning your own home can be an incredibly rewarding experience. And the more you learn about the process, the more comfortable you’ll become with the idea of being a homeowner. You can start by familiarizing yourself with the many benefits of homeownership. Here are…

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