Home Buying Tips and Purchase Considerations

How to Create Your Dream Home Checklist

How to Create Your Dream Home Checklist

By Aly Yale / April 15, 2021
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Having a detailed checklist is critical when you’re a homebuyer. Not only can it ensure you snag your dream home, but it can also speed up the overall process, making your home search easier, more efficient, and more effective on the…

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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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Is 2021 the Year You Stop Renting and Become a Homeowner? Here’s How to Tell

Is 2021 the Year You Stop Renting and Become a Homeowner? Here’s How to Tell

By Aly Yale / February 24, 2021
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Homeownership comes with lots of perks. You can build wealth, put down roots, and, most importantly, stop throwing cash down the proverbial hole (i.e., your landlord’s pockets!) Unfortunately, there’s a lot that needs to fall in place in order to…

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5 Tips for First-Time Sellers

5 Tips for First-Time Sellers

By Tara Mastroeni / November 25, 2020
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There are plenty of tips to be found for first-time homebuyers, but what about for first-time sellers? In an effort to bridge the information gap, we’ve provided five tips for first-time sellers below. Read them over so that you have…

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Buying a House in a Vacation Town? Read This First

Buying a House in a Vacation Town? Read This First

By Aly Yale / November 14, 2020
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Interest in vacation-area real estate is picking up.  According to a report from Zillow, pending sales in well-known vacation markets are up 30% over last year. Whether that’s due to more remote work arrangements, desire for a change of scenery,…

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The Pros and Cons of Buying a New Construction Home

By Aly Yale / October 21, 2020
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Home construction has picked up steam in recent months, and experts largely expect that continue.  Fannie Mae, for example, predicts that housing starts will jump by 6.7% in 2021. The Mortgage Bankers Associations also sees strong single-family construction numbers for…

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Shopping for a Home in One of These Hot Markets? Get Ready for Competition

By Aly Yale / October 14, 2020
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The hottest housing markets probably aren’t where you think they are.  According to the latest data from Realtor.com, America’s home buying hotspots aren’t major metros or huge, urban cities like most of us would assume. For the most part? They’re…

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Pumpkins and plants on front door step

4 Reasons Fall May Be the Best Time To Buy a House

By Aly Yale / October 5, 2020
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Fall’s certainly the season for pumpkin-carving, hayrides, and apple cider tasting, but more importantly? It’s also a great time to buy a house. Both the current market and historical trends point to good home-buying conditions for Americans this fall. From…

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