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3 Reasons to Reject an Offer to Purchase
Posted on 01/12/2020
3 Reasons to Reject an Offer to Purchase
Let's face it – reviewing an offer to purchase can be difficult. And if a home seller feels unsure about a homebuying proposal, this individual may want to consider rejecting the offer to purchase. Ultimately, there are many reasons why a home seller may decline an offer to purchase, and these include: 1. An offer to purchase fails to...
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Determine If a House Is Right for You
Posted on 01/12/2020
Determine If a House Is Right for You
The definition of a "dream house" varies from homebuyer to homebuyer. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to determine if a residence is right for you. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you evaluate a home so you can decide whether to proceed with an offer to purchase. 1. Review a Home's Features...
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How Your Credit Score Affects Your Monthly Payment
Posted on 01/05/2020
How Your Credit Score Affects Your Monthly Payment
Image by Tierra Mallorca from Unsplash One of the most important things to check once you decide to start the home-buying process is your credit score. The three major credit bureaus keep track of how you pay for your credit and how much credit you have. Your score fluctuates, sometimes daily, depending on how much you owe and...
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Down payments: Do You Really Need 20% Saved?
Posted on 01/05/2020
Down payments: Do You Really Need 20% Saved?
We all know that buying a home is a significant decision that comes with a great deal of financial planning and preparation. However, few of us are taught the ins and outs of actually obtaining a mortgage to make your dream of homeownership come true. Mortgages are a complicated business that is always changing, both with fluctuations in market...
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Tips for Selling to Savvy Buyers
Posted on 12/29/2019
Tips for Selling to Savvy Buyers
Image by wavebreakmedia from Shutterstock If you've owned your house for a long time and are putting it on the market, take time to consider how the buying and selling process has changed. Today’s buyers are both smart and cautious. They have access to more information than was possible a decade ago. Research shows that buyers begin shopping...
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Following a Checklist Can Help Sell Your Home Faster
Posted on 12/29/2019
Following a Checklist Can Help Sell Your Home Faster
Getting your house ready to be sold can seem like an overwhelming undertaking. Like any large project, though, if you take it one step at a time, you'll be amazed at what you can accomplish! The ideal scenario involves having everyone in the family pitch in to keep your house looking its best for each showing. When you divide...
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How to Tackle Home Selling Challenges
Posted on 12/22/2019
How to Tackle Home Selling Challenges
Home sellers may encounter problems as they try to get the best prices for their residences. Fortunately, there are lots of things that sellers can do to reduce or eliminate hurdles that otherwise may slow down the house selling journey. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you tackle various home selling hurdles. 1. Analyze the...
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Curb Appeal for ROI
Posted on 12/22/2019
Curb Appeal for ROI
Photo by Breadmaker via Shutterstock You may be thinking that your best investments are inside the home: a snazzy new kitchen, a spa-like bathroom or new wood floors, but you can actually get a high return on investment (ROI) if you focus on your home's curb appeal. The first impression potential buyers have of your home is the...
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How Long Does It Take to Prepare an Offer to Purchase a House?
Posted on 12/15/2019
How Long Does It Take to Prepare an Offer to Purchase a House?
If you find your dream house, you likely want to submit an offer to purchase this residence as soon as possible. That way, you can avoid the danger of losing your ideal residence to a rival homebuyer. Although you may strive to quickly submit an offer to purchase your dream residence, it is important to allocate sufficient time to...
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Enjoy a Rewarding House Selling Experience
Posted on 12/15/2019
Enjoy a Rewarding House Selling Experience
Selling a house should be a rewarding experience. Yet problems may arise that prevent you from quickly and effortlessly selling your house and maximizing its value. Lucky for you, we're here to offer insights to ensure you can seamlessly navigate the home selling journey. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you enjoy a successful home...
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Pay the Lowest-Possible Price for a Residence
Posted on 12/08/2019
Pay the Lowest-Possible Price for a Residence
Finding a deal on a new home sometimes can be difficult. Fortunately, we're here to help you shop for your dream residence so you can discover a house that matches your budget perfectly. Now, let's take a look at three tips to ensure you can pay the lowest-possible price for your dream residence. 1. Be Aggressive During Your Home...
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Enjoy a Stress-Free Property Buying Experience
Posted on 12/08/2019
Enjoy a Stress-Free Property Buying Experience
Let's face it – stress can be problematic, particularly for a homebuyer who is competing with others to find the best house at the lowest price. Lucky for you, we're here to help you minimize the guesswork associated with purchasing a house, increasing the likelihood of a stress-free homebuying experience. Now, let's take a look at three tips to...
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