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5 Reasons to Buy a Home This Fall

Real estate markets ebb and flow just like the seasons. The spring market starts hopping when the sun comes out, flowers bloom and winter is over. Conversely, fall signals the beginning of a slower market, which could be good for buyers. If you’re… Read More

Posted on: September 27, 2018

How to Decide It’s Time to Buy a Home

Maybe it’s spotting a “for sale” sign on that funky cottage you’ve always admired on your morning bike ride. Or a friend raves about the perks and privacy at the chic new condo she’s just purchased. Maybe you’re tired of roommates or just… Read More

Posted on: September 21, 2018

Asking These 6 Questions Can Save You Money When Buying New Construction

If you’re in the market for a brand-new home, you’ve got a ton of options. Sales of new homes surged to an eight-year high in 2015, according to data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau, and single-family… Read More

Posted on: September 17, 2018

Documents Needed for a Mortgage Preapproval: A Checklist

Getting preapproved for a mortgage before you go home shopping isn’t required, but it is a good idea, especially in a seller’s market, where competition among buyers is intense. Unlike a prequalification, a preapproval letter lends weight to your… Read More

Posted on: September 6, 2018

How to Get a Mortgage and Change Jobs at the Same Time

Relocating for a new job can be a challenge to navigate, especially when juggling a mortgage. Review the details that matter to your lender.  It’s true that changing jobs can affect your loan approval, but, like most mortgage-related questions,… Read More

Posted on: September 4, 2018

10 Best-Kept Secrets for Buying a Home

Buying Secret #10: Keep Your Money Where It Is  It’s not wise to make any huge purchases or move your money around three to six months before buying a new home. You don’t want to take any big chances with your credit profile. Lenders need to see… Read More

Posted on: August 28, 2018

7 Qualities of a Good Neighbor

Win and woo your next-door friends with a little neighborly know-how. If you want good neighbors, you’ll first have to become one yourself. Master these seven techniques, and even you (yes, you!) can win the approval of your entire neighborhood. 1.… Read More

Posted on: August 15, 2018

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