Home Buying Tips and Purchase Considerations

Looking for a Really Smart Way to Step Into Your First Home? Go Multifamily!

Looking for a Really Smart Way to Step Into Your First Home? Go Multifamily!

By John Chiappetta / October 6, 2022
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OK, you’re a prospective first-time home buyer! You’re probably renting. And, you may be scrimping and saving, eating rice and beans to get a decent savings in the bank. Plus you’re furiously paying off debts to get your credit score…

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Renting to Own: How to Transform Rent Payments into a Mortgage

Rent to Own Mortgage: How to Transform Rent Payments into a Mortgage

By Aly Yale / September 7, 2022
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Why pay rent toward someone else’s mortgage when you could put that cash toward your own? That’s exactly the thought behind renting to own agreements, which let you rent a property, apply a portion of your rent costs toward the mortgage…

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Cost of waiting to buy a home

The Cost of Waiting To Buy a Home

By John Chiappetta / September 2, 2022
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We’ve all heard the early bird gets the worm. You snooze, you lose, and many other cute sayings used to promote action. But this post could potentially save you thousands of dollars a year in opportunity cost you may be…

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tips for first time sellers

Tips for First-Time Sellers

By Tara Mastroeni / August 3, 2022
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There are plenty of tips to be found for first time homebuyers, but what about for tips first time home sellers? In an effort to bridge the information gap, we’ve provided five tips for first time home sellers below. Read…

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Inventory Shortage? No Problem. Here's How To Find A House When Listings Are Scarce

Inventory Shortage? How to Find a House When Listings are Scarce

By Aly Yale / July 6, 2022
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A shortage of housing inventory made it difficult for many homebuyers to find a house this year. And according to many experts, next year may be much of the same. As more and more Baby Boomers age in place and…

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How technology improves your mortgage experience

How Technology Improves Your Mortgage Experience

By Aly Yale / July 1, 2022
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Technology has transformed the way we buy and sell real estate — and for the better.  Not only has it made things easier, faster, and more efficient on the whole, but there are other major benefits too (including financial ones)…

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How Life Insurance Could Help You Buy a House

How Life Insurance Could Help You Buy a House

By Aly Yale / June 15, 2022
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Life insurance doesn’t just give you and your family peace of mind in case tragedy strikes. It can also help you put down roots and buy that dream home, too. Do you already have a life insurance policy in place?…

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The Repercussions of a Mortgage Not Closing on Time

By Mary Mack / May 25, 2022
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You’ve worked hard for years, saved up the down payment, and have finally found your perfect dream home. And now that you have your offer accepted and are in escrow, you’re ready to sign on the dotted line and close…

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8 Thank You Notes to Show Your Agent Gratitude

8 Thank You Notes to Show Your Agent Gratitude

By Nathan Frontiero / May 11, 2022
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Real estate agents help us navigate huge life milestones and transitions. They help us buy our dream homes and put down roots. They find buyers for the homes we grew up in, and they secure the nest eggs that set…

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7 Things People Love About Living in Rural Areas

7 Things People Love About Living in Rural Areas

By Aly Yale / April 15, 2022
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In the wake of the pandemic, many Americans found themselves wanting to move — and often to more rural and remote parts of the country. For some, it was to avoid the high transmission rates of the big city, while…

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