Buying a Home

 

Is your once-perfect home suddenly feeling a little less than ideal? Are you longing for another bedroom, a dedicated home office or space for the kids to hang out with their friends? Maybe your family has grown since you bought your current home, or perhaps you’ve adopted a dog and would love a large, fenced yard...

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Your house hunt has begun. You’ve saved some money, met with a mortgage lender to get preapproved and are ready to start looking. But how will you know when you’ve found the right one? Here are some factors to consider when making your decision. Location, location, location. There’s a reason this saying is so...

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4 Tips for Homebuyers

Posted in Buying a Home, Dream Blue by  •  05/05/2017

Buying a house can be a long process. Approaching it correctly from the start can save a lot of time and effort, and improve your chances of securing your dream home. When you’re ready to start looking at properties here are some tips to keep in mind: First, before you set out on your search, take the time to obtain...

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Naturally, new homeowners want to maintain and improve their new residence. Here are a few upgrades to help ensure your biggest investment stays in top shape for a long time. Make sustainable updates to the home. The cost of improving energy efficiency varies significantly depending on the type of upgrade. Installing...

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For many people, finding a new home is more than a matter of personal taste and financial considerations – it’s a family affair. Perhaps the your first house hunt was before kids, cats, hamsters and job changes happened. Here are some things to keep in mind when considering potential new homes for your...

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When your real estate agent mentions a CMA, the MLS or HOAs, are you always certain what those terms mean? Every industry uses acronyms and jargon, and residential real estate is no different. To help you follow some “Realtor-speak,” here’s a guide to 10 commonly used terms: CMA – A comparative market...

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Is a new home on your New Year’s resolution list? You don’t need to wait until the spring to begin your search. Here are five reasons why beginning your home search now may give you some distinct advantages. Sellers with properties for sale in the winter are often more motivated. Homes go on the market at any time...

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You’ve found a home you really like and you’re going to make an offer. Your offer will need to include a deposit called “earnest money.” Earnest money is intended to show the seller that you’re “earnest” about the purchase, meaning sincere and truly committed. Without a monetary commitment and potential...

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You are buying a new house!  It’s very exciting when you find your dream home and your offer is accepted. If you are like most people purchasing your first home (or any home), you will require a mortgage to pay for most of it. Whichever lender you decide on will require an appraisal to establish the value of the...

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You’ve found your dream home (with the help of an agent, of course), negotiated an offer the seller couldn’t refuse, gotten the inspection over with and all the paperwork is ready to go. So, what happens next? The next step, before closing and moving into your home, is completing the final walk-through to make sure...

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