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  • How To Prepare To Buy Your First Home


    It is important to make sure that you are doing everything possible in order to give yourself the best shot at having a positive first-time home buying experience. When you are proactive with this, you are less likely to experience a lot of disappointment. Save Up As Much Money As You Can Even though you may believe that you are going to be offered a loan that does not require a down payment, it is better to be well prepared in case you need one.
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  • Ways To Find Foreclosed Homes For Sale


    If you are looking for a house to buy but do not want to pay full price, you might be able to find a foreclosed home for sale that would be affordable to buy. When banks foreclose on homes, they tend to sell them for prices that are lower than current fair market values, and buying a house like this could be a great way to become a homeowner. Here are some ways you can find foreclosed homes in your area.
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  • Taking Your Home Off The Market? Don't Put It Back On Until You Make These Changes


    If your house has been on the market for a long time with little to no serious interest from buyers, you may be tempted to take the listing off the market for a period of time. For example, if the Christmas holidays are approaching and you don't want to deal with selling the home, you may keep it off the market until the spring. When spring arrives, however, you shouldn't just put the home back on the market and expect it to sell, given its earlier inability to sell.
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  • First Time Selling A Home? Use An Agent To Avoid These Mistakes


    When the time comes to finally put your first home up for sale, you may be tempted to sell it on your own instead of using an agent. This is one of the biggest mistakes you can make with so many factors at play when selling a home. Use the help of a real estate agent to avoid making these mistakes Not Asking For Enough Money A common mistake homeowners run into is not pricing their home correctly.
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  • Is Townhouse Living Right For You?


    If you're in the market for a small, but family-friendly home but don't want a lot of land, one of the options your realtor may recommend is a townhouse. Townhouses are attached homes placed side by side, often surrounding a park or community yard area. While townhouse living is ideal for many people, not everyone enjoys it. So consider these pros and cons before you rent or purchase a townhome for sale.
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  • Issues A Title Search Can Discover When Buying A Home


    If you are in the process of buying a home and the title search comes back with issues, you may want to talk to a real estate attorney about this. A title search is an important part of buying a house, but you can find yourself in the midst of problems if there are issues with the results of it. Here are several things you should understand about issues found during a title search.
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  • Bad Credit? You May Be Able to Buy a Home in One of These Three Ways


    If your credit score falls into the poor (550 – 649) or bad (550 and below) range, you may think you have no hope of getting a mortgage to buy a home. This is not necessarily the case. While you will have to work a bit harder to find a mortgage – especially one at a decent rate – there are options for people with bad credit to buy a home.
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  • Interested in Energy Efficiency? 3 Features the Luxury Homes You Consider Buying Should Have


    Buying a luxury home should yield you all of the best features that a personal property has to offer. Here are three features every luxury property you consider purchasing should offer. Smart Appliances Not only should the luxury homes you tour feature high-end appliances, but most of the pieces should be "smart" and have the ability to connect to the Internet. Many smart appliances include technology that allows you to monitor core energy consumption so you know exactly how much power your dishwasher, washing machine, and refrigerator are using at any given time, whether or not you're at home.
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  • 3 Tips for Buying Luxury Homes That You Need to Know


    Are you ready to purchase your first luxury home? If you've never purchased a luxury home, you might be surprised to discover that the process isn't quite the same as it is when you are purchasing average-priced properties. For example, when you're buying a luxury home, you need to have your entire financial portfolio available for lenders to review—not just your income statements and you credit reports. So before you start looking at the luxury homes for sale, check out these tips.
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  • Phone Home: Top 3 Reasons To Use A Real Estate App


    Whether you're buying or selling property, there's an app for that. In a recent survey, 69 percent of respondents said they consider it a fun activity to shop for homes and other properties online, and the average time per session they spent looking at properties is nearly an hour. While only one in five "lookers" are actually in the market to buy, there are other reasons to use a phone app to market or purchase property.
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