buying a home

The Pros and Cons of Buying a New Construction Home

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

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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Smart Items to Add to Your Wedding Registry if You’re Planning to Buy a Home Soon

By Aly Yale / August 19, 2020
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Planning on buying a home after tying the knot? Then use your wedding registry carefully. Your registry offers a great opportunity to stock up on items you’ll need as a homeowner — not to mention save some of that hard-earned…

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Home Prices Are About to Rise; Here's How to Buy Fast Before They Do

Home Prices Are About to Rise; Here’s How to Buy Fast Before They Do

By Aly Yale / June 17, 2020
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As home buying demand starts to pick back up, home prices have started to rise again. As of May 2020, the median national listing price was a whopping $330,000 — up 1.6% over last year and a new high for…

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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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Buying a House? 6 Ways to Protect Yourself from Email Scams (It’s More Common Than You Think!)

By Aly Yale / February 24, 2020
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When you buy a home in today’s day and age, you have to be on high alert. With more and more real estate transactions conducted online, the potential for fraud and scams is huge.  The most common problem? That’d be…

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A 9-month Plan to Buy a House This Year

By Aly Yale / February 6, 2020
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Does buying a house seem like a far-off pipe dream?  It can actually be a lot easier than you think — as long as you’ve got a plan in place.  If you’re hoping to get out of the rent race…

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How Buyers Can Get the Most Out of Open Houses

By Jon Clark / April 27, 2019
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While open houses are generally held throughout the year, the frequency with which they pop up increases dramatically in the spring. Real estate agents and sellers look to take advantage of people out and about enjoying the nicer weather, and…

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Buying a Home in 2019? Make These 4 New Year’s Resolutions

By Aly Yale / December 27, 2018
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Thinking of buying a home sometime next year? Then forget pledging to eat healthier or get more sleep this NYE. Instead, make these financially-focused New Year’s resolutions and put yourself on the path to affordable homeownership: Improve your credit score…

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