First Time Home Buyers

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

by Teresa Cowart in Blog,For Home Buyers. Tagged:

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

by Teresa Cowart in Blog,For Home Buyers,For Home Sellers. Tagged:

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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I Made an Offer on a Home, But I’ve Changed My Mind!

by Teresa Cowart in Blog,For Home Buyers. Tagged:

You find a beautiful house that you feel is perfect and fits your family well. You make an offer and the seller accepts it. What better time to celebrate right? Well what happens if for some reason you decide to back out of the offer. Find out a buyer’s options below in the circumstance where…

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When Should Renters Consider Home Ownership

by Teresa Cowart in Blog,For Home Buyers. Tagged:

Choosing to own your home instead of renting could be either cost effective or cost negative. Your financial position is the most important factor, but the state of the current real estate market and where it’s trending plays an important role too. Home ownership is not always the best option. Renters need to consider things…

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How to Prepare to Become a Homeowner

by Teresa Cowart in Blog,For Home Buyers,Mortgage. Tagged:

Making the decision to purchase a home of your own instead of renting is one of the biggest and exciting changes you will make in your lifetime. There are a few things you should do in order to make the transition as easy as possible, starting with financial preparation, as well as mental preparation. Know…

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Buy a Home or Get Married; Which Should Come First?

by Teresa Cowart in Blog,For Home Buyers. Tagged:

Buying a home is not a simple decision regardless of your marital status. Couples who are not married may wonder if investing in a home together before or after their nuptials is the best choice. There is no right answer because it will always depend on other factors including your finances, credit scores and future…

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10 Common Mistakes of First-Time Homebuyers

by Teresa Cowart in Blog,For Home Buyers,Mortgage. Tagged:

  Being a first-time home buyer is an exciting time as you prepare for your future in a beautiful new home! It’s easy to get wrapped up in the fun of house hunting, that you forget to think about some important things. From hidden costs, to realtor quality, here are 10 common mistakes first-time home…

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4 Costly First-Time Home Buying Mistakes

by Teresa Cowart in Blog,For Home Buyers. Tagged:

The best home buying experience is one where all goes according to plan — the first house is the perfect house, acceptance of your first offer, and a smooth transition to signing on the dotted line. While the process is (almost) never that easy, there are things you can do as a first-time home buyer…

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