Home Buying Tips and Purchase Considerations

4 Habits of a Financially Fit Homeowner

4 Habits of a Financially Fit Homeowner

By Tara Mastroeni / July 14, 2021
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Buying a home is one of the biggest financial milestones of a person’s life. However, getting the keys comes with a lot of expense and added responsibility. In light of that, we’ve brought you four habits of a financially fit…

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

Is This the Year You Stop Renting and Become a Homeowner?

By Aly Yale / May 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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What I Wish I Knew Before I Bought a House

6 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Bought a House

By Aly Yale / May 10, 2021
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I bought my first house when I was 24. And while I thought I was prepared at the time (I wasn’t), I quickly learned that both buying a home and owning one are much more complicated than they seem. That’s…

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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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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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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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