For Home Buyers

Co-signing on a Mortgage Loan; Good or Bad?

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Taking out a mortgage is a big financial commitment whether going it alone or with a spouse or significant other. In some mortgage situations, the topic of co-signing may come up. Should you co-sign or not? This article will go over the pros and cons of both sides in order to help a buyer (applicant…

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Rent-to-Own a Home Purchase Option: Is it right for me?

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Owning a home is a dream for many. Often when prospective buyers and current renters start considering home ownership, start number crunching and analyzing the ups and downs of this life changing chapter, they ponder the rent-to-own option. This particular method of home buying can be a wonderful option. Below are some situations where renting…

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Resale value: Should It Be Important To Home Buyers?

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Home buyers will have a variety of wants and needs as they begin their house hunting journey. What about resale value? Should that be something a buyer should consider? This article will discuss whether resale value should be important and different features that affect it. What type of home buyer would benefit from purchasing a…

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Home Buyers Guide to Sweetening the Offer

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Coming up with a reasonable and fair offer in a real estate transaction is tricky enough but when it is a seller’s market, it gets that much more complicated. Here are some ways for a buyer to make an enticing offer to a seller without sacrificing contingencies and inspections! What is a Seller’s Market? First,…

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Foreclosure and Short Sale Myths Exposed

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Foreclosure and short sales can happen to anyone and anywhere. In a world full of opinions, there are quite a few myths surrounding this topic. Here are some of the more common myths about foreclosure and short sales to keep both sellers and buyers better informed. Myth: Foreclosures and short sales only happen to people…

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Outdated Real Estate Advice You Should Know About

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  As the real estate industry evolves and thrives, change happens. Things you may believe to be true could in fact be outdated! Below are some examples of outdated real estate advice and how it can be updated to reflect the current times! Save Money – FSBO Today most people are looking to save a…

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Making the Most Out of a Bad Home Inspection: A Guide for Buyers and Sellers

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Once a home seller and home buyer have agreed on an offer, one of the next steps is to get a home inspection. This can be a nerve wracking time for both parties. If the inspection comes back good, everyone is happy. If the inspection comes back with some issues, there are ways to remedy…

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7 Helpful Tips for Relocating Military Families

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When military families get their PCS orders, they may be given plenty of time to prepare or only a few weeks. Regardless of the situation here are a few key tips to helping make your family’s military move a success! 1) Plan. Plan. Plan. While it is true things can change with your PCS orders,…

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