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Whether you’re a first-time home buyer, serial renter, or real estate veteran, here are the questions you should ask—and the answers you should look for—to help you purchase the perfect home at the perfect price. Happy hunting!

Have You Handled These Six Things Before Scheduling Your Property Appraisal?

What to do Before Scheduling a Property Appraisal Whether you’ve got a potential buyer interested in your home, or you’re looking to refinance your mortgage, having your property appraised is a logical next step. What’s not logical is scheduling an appraisal before strategically handling a few things around your interior and exterior. This extra prep […]

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The Realities of Buying Your First Home

By now, it’s no secret: reality television is far from reality. Whether it’s finding the love of your life or the home of your dreams…

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Why You Should Find your Next Home on Foot

Moving to a walkable locale provides a unique home shopping opportunity! Park your car for the day and take in your prospective new…

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What the Heck is a Micro Apartment (and Can You Really Live in One?)

We’ve all heard of downsizing, but how far is too far? People who are settling down (no pun intended) in a micro apartment-and loving…

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Could Paint Colors Help or Hurt the Sale of Your Home by Thousands?

We’ve heard homes for sale should be painted and staged so that potential buyers can envision their own interior style and personality…

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Townhome or House: 8 Factors You Need to Know to Decide

Congratulations! You’ve decided to send the rental life packing and settle down in a place of your own. The next thing to decide: which…

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6 Things You Should Know Before Buying a Historic House

Every Sunday you drive through the same historical neighborhood, slowing down at your favorite grand old Victorian with gingerbread trim…

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How do Taxes Change for First-Time Homeowners?

You’ve turned your key in the door and taken the first look around as a full-fledged homeowner. Congrats! One foot in the door, and you’re…

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8 Critical Reasons Why Your House Isn’t Selling (And What You Can Do About It)

Buying a new home: super-exciting. Selling your old home: not so much. You’ve cleaned, scrubbed, staged, mowed, pruned and painted, but…

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7 Essential Questions You Should Ask an HOA Before Buying

There’s a lot more to living in a Homeowners Association than paying dues for amenities and landscaping. Here are seven essential questions…

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What You Need to Know About Popular House Styles

You’ve probably been watching a home buying show on TV and heard the buyers talk about really wanting a craftsman style home.And if you’re…

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What to Know Before Buying a Fixer-Upper

Renovating a fixer-upper isn’t as easy as home improvement shows make it look. Consider your time and budget before buying a home that needs a lot of work.

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The Benefits of Buying a Smaller House

HGTV and Pinterest have changed the standards for what homebuyers expect in a house.Even on the low end of the house-hunting price…

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Why Millennials are Renting More — And Why It Works for Them

Rent or own? When it comes to choosing a living space, it’s a question young people ask themselves as they begin establishing their…

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Before You Buy A Foreclosure, Read This

Whether you’re a first-time buyer shopping for a forever home or you’re searching for a great price on investment property, we’ve put together this list of pros and cons to help you decide whether buying a foreclosed home is right for you.

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