Tag: Buying A Home

What Does It Really Cost to Buy a Home?
Posted on 10/13/2019
What Does It Really Cost to Buy a Home?
The cost of buying a house extends beyond a seller's initial asking price. In fact, there are many "hidden" costs that buyers need to consider as they decide whether to purchase a house, such as: 1. Closing Costs There are various closing costs that a buyer may encounter before he or she finalizes a house purchase, including survey, appraisal...
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Why Do People Buy California Luxury Residences?
Posted on 08/04/2019
Why Do People Buy California Luxury Residences?
Let's face it – there is no place like California. From its awe-inspiring beaches to Disneyland, Hollywood and other amazing attractions and landmarks, there is a lot to like about the Golden State. As such, there is significant demand for luxury houses in San Francisco, Los Angeles and other California cities and towns. And for those who want to...
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Should You Buy a House? Key Factors to Consider
Posted on 07/07/2019
Should You Buy a House? Key Factors to Consider
Purchasing a home is a life-changing decision. As such, it is important to consider a variety of factors as you decide whether to pursue a residence, and these factors include: 1. Your Finances Although you may want to buy a house as soon as possible, it is paramount to have your finances in order before you launch a home...
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Buying a Fixer-Upper?
Posted on 06/16/2019
Buying a Fixer-Upper?
You’ve been binging on HGTV and DIY network every weekend while you save up your money and you’re ready to take the plunge. Your agent tours you through several potentials and there it is … the perfect corner lot, the mediocre house with the awkward layout, chopped up floor plan, aging kitchen, and dated bathrooms. It’s just waiting...
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Should You Buy a Vacation House?
Posted on 05/26/2019
Should You Buy a Vacation House?
Buying a vacation home may prove to be a great investment. It enables you to spend time at a terrific location at your convenience – all without having to worry about hotel or motel costs. Plus, a vacation home can be tailored to your individual needs. You can decorate your vacation house however you would like, and ultimately, find...
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Avoid a Complex Homebuying Journey
Posted on 03/31/2019
Avoid a Complex Homebuying Journey
For those who want to enjoy a seamless homebuying experience, it helps to prepare accordingly. That way, you will be ready to identify and address any hurdles that come your way during the homebuying journey. Ultimately, there are lots of things you can do to avoid a complex homebuying journey, such as: 1. Establish Homebuying Criteria If you enter...
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What Does It Take to Buy a Home?
Posted on 01/28/2019
What Does It Take to Buy a Home?
The process of finding and purchasing your dream house may prove to be difficult, regardless of whether you are an experienced or first-time homebuyer. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to avoid hurdles as you navigate the homebuying journey. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you quickly discover a quality home at an...
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Have You Established Realistic Expectations for the Homebuying Journey?
Posted on 01/21/2019
Have You Established Realistic Expectations for the Homebuying Journey?
As a homebuyer, it is paramount to establish realistic expectations for the homebuying journey. That way, you can take a step-by-step approach to achieve various goals along this journey and acquire your ideal residence faster than ever before. Setting realistic homebuying expectations can be simple. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you set realistic homebuying...
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Five Important Steps to Buying a Home
Posted on 01/14/2019
Five Important Steps to Buying a Home
Buying a home is a process that can seem daunting and even a little scary to most first-time buyers. After all, being a homeowner is a huge financial and personal responsibility. To make this lengthy process a bit more approachable, we’re going to break it down into five steps. While these five steps may be somewhat different for each...
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When Should You Submit a Mortgage Application?
Posted on 01/07/2019
When Should You Submit a Mortgage Application?
If you plan to pursue a home in the near future, there is no need to wait to get a mortgage. Because if you enter the housing market with a mortgage in hand, you'll know exactly how much you can spend to acquire your dream house. As a result, you'll be able to map out your home search based...
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How to Approach a House Search
Posted on 12/17/2018
How to Approach a House Search
When you are ready to buy a house, it pays to plan ahead to conduct a successful house search. That way, you can quickly and effortlessly navigate the real estate market and make your homeownership dream come true in no time at all. Ultimately, you don't need to be a real estate expert to navigate the housing market like...
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Home Buying Timeline: How Long It Takes to Buy a Home
Posted on 12/10/2018
Home Buying Timeline: How Long It Takes to Buy a Home
Do you ever wish that they taught a class in high school called, “Things You’ll Actually Need to Know In Life?” You’d learn how to prepare your taxes, what investing is, and how to buy a home. Unfortunately, all of these important life lessons tend to be self-taught; you pick them up along the way and learn from your...
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