Tag Archives: Buying a house

2017 Home Selling Trends

Moving season is back and the market is already showing signs of activity.  If you’re thinking about moving this summer, what kind of market are you likely to find? Rebecca Lake with has a look at five trends that could … Continue reading

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The 6 worst mortgage mistakes you can make

This is an article written for MoneyTalks News by Maryalene Laponsie. It has some excellent advice about the process of getting a home mortgage. It has been slightly edited. To see the original article, go here. Is your house your … Continue reading

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New vs. Used – what’s the difference?

If you’ve been searching for a new place to live for a while you’ve probably asked yourself that question. In the sense that both choices provide you with shelter for your family there isn’t any difference. Each one is still … Continue reading

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5 Things Renters Should Know About Owning

For renters who aspire to be home owners, transitioning from an apartment to a house requires a shift in their thinking. The financial changes that come with owning, the need to consider planting longer-term roots in a neighborhood, and new … Continue reading

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What to expect if you’re buying a house this Spring

This March, 2016, article by Housingwire’s Brena Swanson gives good advise. While spring home buying started early this year, as famous Punxsutawney Phil confirmed without a shadow of a doubt at the beginning of February, this doesn’t mean you’re quite ready to … Continue reading

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I want to buy a “fixer upper”.

Everyone is looking for a deal these days. When you work as hard as most people do, you want your money to go as far as it can. One of the ways people try to do this is by purchasing … Continue reading

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What Do I Do Now? part 5 – Contract to Close

 Now that you have a contract, everything shifts into overdrive to get the deal done. There are several things you will need to do before close. You’ll need a closing company to help you with the transfer of the Title … Continue reading

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What Do I Do Now? part 4 – Making the offer

 You’ve found the house! Now it’s contract time. This part comes with a bit of stress. In order to keep that to a minimum, your Real Estate agent will be your go-between during the negotiations. You tell me what you’re … Continue reading

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What do I do now? part 3 – House Hunting

 This is the fun part. You get to look at all the possibilities and imagine yourself living in all kinds of interesting settings. And since you’ve been to your local loan officer for advice, you also have a good idea … Continue reading

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10 Terms First-Time Homebuyers Should Know

We’ve been working through the step-by-step process of buying a house. Today I ran across an article on U.S News and World Report by Geoff Williams that is very informative on the subject so we’ll follow a little detour and … Continue reading

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