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Six signs it's time to buy a house

May 17, 2019

If you've been considering buying a house but you're still unsure, consider some of the personal and economic conditions that favor home purchases. If you find that a number of these signs ring true for you, it might be time to contact a real estate agent and start shopping.

1. You're Ready to Commit

First and foremost, if you're not ready to commit to owning a home, you should not buy a house. Home ownership comes with a plethora of responsibilities, including home maintenance, ...
 

What condo purchasers need to watch for

May 25, 2019

Ask anyone who has bought a new condominium suite recently and they will tell you: (a) it is not like buying a house, (b) it is not like buying a resale condo, and (c) unless you are prepared, the cost of closing the deal will make your knees tremble. So, what should neophytes know about buying that 485-square-foot gem in the heart of the club ...

12 Hidden Costs of Homeownership

May 5, 2019

As the spring season gets underway, many Americans will be looking to take advantage of the lower real estate prices, attractive mortgage rates, and federal tax credit by purchasing a home. But remember: Not all of the costs associated with homeownership are reflected in the listed price. Indeed, many buyers -- particularly first-time buyers ...

Buyers are thinking like sellers

May 4, 2019

I think the recent turn in the market has caught the attention of just about everyone and it’s created a brand new concern in the minds of buyers, if not significantly strengthened an old one. Over the past few weeks while showing I’ve been asked repeatedly “what kind of things do buyers look for?” and “how fast would this house sell if I needed ...

Buying a home? Don't focus on sale price alone

May 3, 2019

Prospective home buyers tend to focus on a single number: the listed sale price. It's why they're often blindsided by the array of costs that come with buying a home. New mortgage fees, moving costs and higher utility bills are just some expenses that can make homeownership far pricier than expected. Still, low mortgage rates of around 5 ...

is homeownership right for you ?

May 2, 2019

Buying a home is one of the biggest emotional and financial decisions you’ll ever make, so prepare yourself to make a knowledgeable decision. Although buying a home almost always seems like a great idea, it is important to understand what homeownership involves. Of course, being a homeowner is something to be proud of but it also means having ...

Homebuyers: How To Save Thousands of Dollars When You Buy

April 30, 2019

"When you analyze those successful homebuyers who have the experience to purchase the home they want for thousands of dollars below a seller’s asking price, some common denominators emerge." If you’re like most homebuyers, you have two primary considerations in mind when you start looking for a home. First, you want to find a home that ...

Your imagination at work

April 28, 2019

As a buyer, you have plenty of choices. And it's easy to become overwhelmed and worry about making the wrong decision. Sometimes the perfect house is hidden under clutter and a decor that just doesn't suite your taste. With a little imagination and a list of what is essential, you just might find a treasure. Don't judge a home by its ...

A SERIOUS COMMITMENT

April 21, 2019

It's nice to have choices. If you're in the market for a new home, you'll have plenty to select from. Great for buyers but what about sellers? If you're selling your home, you'll have a healthy amount of competition. Getting your home sold with the current climate calls for a serious commitment. That means you'll have to maximize your home's ...

DIFFICULT DECISIONS

April 20, 2019

Buying a home today may be tougher than ever. Why? Because there are so many wonderful and available homes, sellers are more willing to negotiate and mortgage rates are fabulous. Sometimes too many choices can make the decision more difficult. It's the best of times for qualified buyers. Last year, according to recent reports, you would have ...
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