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What to Do When Your House Sells Faster Than You Expect

What to Do When Your House Sells Faster Than You Expect

By Aly Yale / April 21, 2021
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Homes are selling incredibly fast in today’s market. And for most sellers, that’s a great thing. But what if you haven’t found your new home just yet? Where will you move to once the transaction goes through? With closing day…

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Home Buying Digitally: How to Stay Safe While You Do It

Home Buying Digitally: How to Stay Safe While You Do It

By Aly Yale / April 14, 2021
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A lot of the home buying process is now done online — especially during the pandemic. Buyers are taking virtual tours, signing contracts on their phone, Zooming with their real estate agent, and, in many cases, even attending their closing…

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5 Thoughtful Housewarming Gift Ideas (and What to Write in the Card!)

5 Thoughtful Housewarming Gift Ideas (and What to Write in the Card!)

By Tara Mastroeni / April 9, 2021
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Picking the right housewarming gift is always tough. While you never can go wrong with a bottle of wine, there are undoubtedly other options out there that your host might enjoy more. With that in mind, we have five thoughtful…

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6 Ways to Get Your Offer Accepted in a Competitive Market

6 Ways to Get Your Offer Accepted in a Competitive Market

By Aly Yale / April 8, 2021
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Homes are in high demand these days. The only problem? There aren’t many to choose from. Unfortunately, that’s led to an incredibly competitive market — one where prices are rising and offers are often met with steep competition.  For most…

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What Buyers Need to Know About the Fair Housing Act

What Buyers Need to Know About the Fair Housing Act

By Aly Yale / April 2, 2021
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It’s officially National Fair Housing Month, which celebrates the groundbreaking passage of the Fair Housing Act over five decades ago. If you’re not familiar with the law or the protections it includes, now’s a great time to learn — especially…

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5 Helpful Things You Can Do Before Applying for a Mortgage

5 Helpful Things You Can Do Before Applying for a Mortgage

By Tara Mastroeni / March 31, 2021
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Applying for a mortgage is a big step, so you’ll want to go into the process as prepared as possible. We have five helpful tips for things you can do before applying for your home loan. Read them over to…

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What You Need To Know About The Comparative Market Analysis (CMA)

Sellers, Here’s What You Need To Know About The Comparative Market Analysis (CMA)

By Tara Mastroeni / March 19, 2021
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When you hire a real estate agent to help you sell your home, one of the things that they will do for you is to help you decide on the correct listing price for the property. However, many sellers wonder…

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How to Choose a Real Estate Agent as a First-Time Homebuyer

How to Choose a Real Estate Agent as a First-Time Homebuyer

By Aly Yale / March 18, 2021
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A real estate agent can be a great partner to have — especially when buying your first home. Not only can they help you find that perfect dream home (and steer clear of the duds), but they can also guide…

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5 Times You Might Want to Use a 15-year Loan

5 Times You Might Want to Use a 15-year Loan

By Aly Yale / March 17, 2021
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The 30-year mortgage might be the most common, but it’s not always the best choice for every homebuyer. In fact, it’s often the most expensive mortgage you can go with — at least in the long term.  Just consider, for…

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6 Important Things to Do Once You Move into Your New Home

6 Important Things to Do Once You Move into Your New Home

By Tara Mastroeni / March 15, 2021
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There’s no getting around the fact that there’s a lot to do when you move. Too often, immediate moving tasks take precedence and some crucial changes get forgotten in the process. With that in mind, here are six important things…

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