Purchase

ADUs and Granny Flats Are Gaining Popularity; Here’s Why You Might Consider One, Too

ADUs and Granny Flats Are Gaining Popularity; Here’s Why You Might Consider One, Too

By Aly Yale / September 3, 2020
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Accessory dwelling units (ADUs) — also called granny flats or in-law suites — are on the rise. According to Freddie Mac, the share of for-sale listings with ADUs went from just 1.6% in 2000 to nearly 7% in 2019. In…

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Why Larger Homes Are on the Rise

Why Larger Homes Are on the Rise

By Aly Yale / August 27, 2020
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There’s been a lot of talk about small properties lately.  Granny flats, accessory dwelling units, tiny houses, and in-law suites — they’ve all been making major headlines in recent years, especially as home prices crept up and the Marie Kondo-inspired…

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9 Tips for Single Parents Who Want to Buy a Home

9 Tips for Single Parents Who Want to Buy a Home

By Aly Yale / August 12, 2020
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As a single mom or dad, it’s easy to think homeownership is out of reach. To buy a house, you’d need to scrimp and save for that down payment (plus closing costs) — but most of the time, you’re just…

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Homes Are Selling Like Hotcakes; Here’s How to Not Lose Out on That Dream Home

Homes Are Selling Like Hotcakes; Here’s How to Not Lose Out on That Dream Home

By Aly Yale / July 23, 2020
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Houses are selling at their fastest pace in two years, according to Zillow, with the average home going under contract in just 19 days.  The speed is thanks largely to a shortage of housing inventory across the country — one…

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How to Negotiate Inspection Repairs Like a Pro

How to Negotiate Inspection Repairs Like a Pro

By Tara Mastroeni / July 9, 2020
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When you’re in the process of buying a house, negotiating after you’ve completed your inspections is a big deal. After all, it’s only natural that you would want your new home to be in the best shape possible once you…

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Buying a New Home? Expect Lots of Mail

Buying a New Home? Expect Lots of Mail

By Aly Yale / June 25, 2020
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Buying a new place is exciting. You get to decorate, meet the neighbors, and make that new house a home.  One thing you may not expect, though? That’d be all the mail that typically comes with it. Are you moving…

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Should You Buy a Starter Home or a Forever Home?

Should You Buy a Starter Home or a Forever Home?

By Tara Mastroeni / June 10, 2020
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At the start of their journey, many first-time homebuyers are often faced with a big choice. Do they buy something smaller and more affordable to get their foot in the door of homeownership? Alternatively, do they wait and save up…

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8 Questions You Need to Ask Before Making an Offer on a Home

8 Questions to Ask Before Making an Offer on a House

By Aly Yale / May 21, 2020
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Finding that dream house is only the first step. If you want that home to be yours, you also need to impress the seller, out-best other buyers, and make a right-sized offer to get you there. Are you considering making…

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Sellers, Here Are 6 Important Questions to Ask When Interviewing Real Estate Agents

Sellers, Here Are 6 Important Questions To Ask When Interviewing Real Estate Agents

By Tara Mastroeni / May 14, 2020
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Conducting an interview is a very important step in selecting a real estate agent to help sell your home. That said, it can be hard to think of questions to ask on the fly. With that in mind, we have…

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escrow and the role it plays in the home buying process

Escrow and the Role It Plays in the Home Buying Process

By Tara Mastroeni / May 7, 2020
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If you’re buying a home, you’ve probably heard your real estate agent mention the term “escrow.” However, you may be wondering, “What is escrow — and what role does it play in the home buying process?” In that case, you’re…

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