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4 Tips for a First-Time Homebuyer

Thursday, October 27th, 2016
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Are you a first-time homebuyer? Follow these tips to make your experience smoother.

Have you decided to take the plunge and buy a home for the first time? It can be a thrilling experience, but also one completely unfamiliar to anything you may have ever done before. It’s hard to know exactly what to expect (other than having to save a good chunk of change) until you’ve been through the process. The learning curve is steep, but luckily you can smooth it out a little by doing your financial homework ahead of time. Here are 4 tips for a first-time homebuyer to take to heart as they make their preparations. (more…)

Easy and Inexpensive Ways to Boost Your Home Value

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016
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Giving your kitchen a makeover is a great inexpensive way to add value to your home!

Planning on putting your home on the market soon? It pays to make sure you’re getting the maximum equity out of your home. At the same time, you don’t want to splurge your money on any large-scale remodeling projects which may break the bank and not provide much added value. If you’re looking for easy and inexpensive ways to boost your home value before selling, consider the following DIY projects! (more…)

Tips for Buying a Foreclosed Home

Friday, October 14th, 2016

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Buying a foreclosed home? Many other homebuyers are, but there are a few things to keep in mind.

The crash during the first half of 2012 resulted in many, many foreclosed homes on the market. If you are considering purchasing a home that was foreclosed or is currently in foreclosure, there are many things to keep in mind to avoid costly mistakes along the way. Here are some of the ways to prevent mistakes (and a headache or two). (more…)

4 Things to Check Out on Your Home Walkthrough

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016
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Follow these tips as you’re making your walkthrough in a prospective home.

When you’re looking into buying a home, it can be tough to remember everything that you need to check out when inspecting a house. It’s important to look into the big and little things that comprise a home. You’re looking for your perfect dream home, and you don’t want to miss out on any little detail that may be the difference between a great deal and a terrible mistake. Here are a few things you should inspect as you’re doing a home walkthrough. (more…)