Practical Advice For Homebuyers


Why Home Buyers Need a Realtor

A generation ago, home buyers needed a real estate agent to get listing information and access to historical data about properties. This need caused many buyers to engage with a real estate…
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Buying a Historic Home

Older homes can offer character and charm that you just don't get with newer construction. But buying a historic home can be more expensive and restrictive than you realize. Here's what you should know.…
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What ‘Location Location Location’ Really Means

The old adage “location location location” has been around forever. But what does it really mean in practical terms for buyers and sellers? 1. You can save money, even in a great neighborhood.  A…
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Tips for Buying a Home in 2015

Buying a home in 2015? Many people start thinking about getting into the real estate market after the New Year's celebrations are over. Here are tips to help you make your home-buying…

Should You Disclose a Death in Your House for Sale?

Homebuyers today, with access to so much information online, want to know as much as they can about a home's history before signing a contract. It's typical to disclose leaks and other known issues.…
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Tips for Home Buyers and Sellers in Any Market

Are you being transferred for work or making a major move for personal reasons? If so, you may end up selling in one market and buying in another—a scenario that can be challenging…
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Dealing With an Unmotivated Home Seller

You’ve found your dream home, visited it a few times, and reviewed the reports and disclosures. You’ve made an offer—only to discover that the sellers aren’t willing to negotiate. They’re firm on…

4 Tips for Millennial and Gen X Home Buyers

Millennials and Generation X-ers don’t necessarily want to be tied down by roots, as previous generations of homeowners did. They want the flexibility to travel or to take a new job, whether…

Condos vs. Houses: 5 Things Millennials and Boomers Should Know

The condos vs. houses debate is often strongest among Millennials and Baby Boomers. For Millennials just starting out, saving up for a down payment and getting qualified for a loan can be…
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Buying a Flipped House: 3 Tips

A flipper, in real estate, is someone who buys a property, renovates it, then puts it right back on the market in hopes of making a profit. Some buyers assume that a…