Expert Advice for Buying A House

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What to Ask a Home Inspector
Remember to ask your home inspector these important questions so nothing falls through the cracks.
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Cheryl Knight
Jul 12, 2021
Buying a House? Here's What to Ask Your Real Estate Agent
Buying a home is a big decision. Make sure to ask these important questions before and during the home-buying process.
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Cheryl Knight
Oct 21, 2020
The Best Discounts for First Time Homeowners
If you’re purchasing a home for the first time, you’ll want to capitalize on these discounts to bring down the cost.
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Brady Klopfer
Oct 20, 2020
How to Negotiate After a Home Inspection and Come Out a Winner
When buying a house, you may decide to make a counteroffer after a home inspection. Here's how to do it without offending the seller or risking the sale.
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Jason Unrau
Oct 20, 2020
Can You Negotiate Upgrades on New Construction Homes?
Upgrades can really raise your home’s value. But did you know you could actually negotiate with your builder when it comes to your upgrades?
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Cheryl Knight
Oct 19, 2020
Why Would Someone Waive a Home Inspection When Buying a House?
On rare occasions, you might find yourself tempted to waive the home inspection when you agree to purchase a property. Here are some reasons why.
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Elan McAfee
Oct 16, 2020
The 5 Most Expensive States to Live in
People move for all reasons: love, work, family and more! But when looking to relocate, you should consider the cost of living in these expensive states.
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Rochelle Miller-Hernandez
Oct 16, 2020
What Is an Escalation Clause When Buying a House?
While an escalation clause could help seal the deal in a seller’s market, there are potential pitfalls for both the prospective buyer and the home seller. Here's what you should know.
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Elan McAfee
Oct 14, 2020
How to Make a Competitive Offer on a House (Beyond the Price)
In a seller's market, you want to make the most competitive offer possible when buying a house. Here's how to sweeten the pot to score the home of your dreams.
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Elan McAfee
Oct 14, 2020
How to Choose a Good Real Estate Agent
Choosing the right real estate agent is a crucial component of buying or selling a home. Here's what you need to know about landing your perfect partnership.
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Marisol Pereira
Oct 14, 2020
When Should You Offer More Than Asking Price for a House?
Should you offer more than asking price for a house? In these four situations, the answer is yes.
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Elan McAfee
Oct 13, 2020
Can You Buy a New House Before Selling Your Old House?
Can you buy a new house before you sell your old house? Absolutely, but there are these unique challenges. Here's what you should know.
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Elan McAfee
Oct 13, 2020
What Is a Bungalow House?
Interested in buying a bungalow house? Here's what it means to be a bungalow-style house, along with their fascinating history and the benefits of purchasing one.
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Liliana Pina
Sep 29, 2020
6 Steps to Take Before Buying a Home
Buying a home is a big decision to make, so do your homework and work with certified professionals to get the best deal.
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Jacquelyn Childs
Oct 21, 2020
How to Protect Your Identity While Buying a House
Protect your identity while buying a house by choosing the right lender and advocating for yourself.
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Nicholas Wilson
Oct 28, 2020
What to Look for When Buying a House, Townhouse, or Condo
When buying a house, townhouse, or condo, check it from foundation to the walls and windows to the roof before investing your money.
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Elaine Sulpy
Oct 13, 2017
How to Survive Buying a Short Sale Home
A short sale can mean a significant discount for a buyer. Unfortunately, the money a buyer saves means more hassle for the house seller.
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Conor Fynes
Oct 10, 2017
How to Know You're Ready to Buy a House
Knowing you’re ready to buy a home requires an evaluation of your debt, saving for a down payment, and looking out for repair and maintenance costs.
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Nicholas Wilson
Oct 10, 2017
How to Manage Your Budget When Moving House
To budget for a move, take into account all the factors of your move, figure out what costs you'll have to pay for, and put a little extra aside.
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Brady Klopfer
Oct 07, 2017
How to Avoid First-Time Home Buyer Mistakes
First-time homeowners can avoid mistakes and be prepared by knowing the costs, getting pe-qualified, and researching down payment assistance.
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Amber Dowler
Oct 03, 2017
How to Get a Mortgage
Getting approved for a mortgage depends on such factors as your income and debt, credit score, and available down payment.
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Elaine Sulpy
Oct 02, 2017
What to Look For When Buying a Mobile Home or Trailer
Knowing what to look for when buying a mobile home or trailer means budgeting, knowing your needs, and looking at floorplans, features, and reviews.
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Nicholas Wilson
Oct 02, 2017
How to Decide if You Should Rent or Buy a House
When deciding whether to rent or buy a house, consider your finances, the housing market, and how long you plan on living there.
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Cheryl Knight
Oct 02, 2017
Checklist For Buying a House
Home buyers spend 4 1/2 months, on average, buying a house, according to Zillow. Use this checklist to streamline the process and save valuable time.
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Cheryl Knight
Oct 02, 2017
Checklist for Moving Houses
Follow this moving checklist to ensure you don’t forget important tasks and save yourself time and stress.
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Cheryl Knight
Sep 22, 2020
How to Buy a House
With the average American home costing $187,000, potential home buyers need to keep certain factors in mind when buying a house.
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Cheryl Knight
Oct 02, 2017
How to Buy a Historic Home
When buying a historic home, remember to consider key factors, such as areas to inspect, testing for asbestos and lead, and qualifying for financing.
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Cheryl Knight
Oct 02, 2017
What to Look For When Buying a Vacation Home
Knowing what to look for when buying a vacation home means budgeting, choosing a location, knowing your needs, and figuring out insurance.
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Nicholas Wilson
Sep 30, 2017
What to Look for When Buying a Cottage
Buying a cottage means balancing your needs and wants against factors such as price and location.
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Nicholas Wilson
Sep 18, 2020

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