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16 07, 2019

Faced with a Bidding War on Your Dream Home? How to Get the Seller to Pick You – Even If Your Offer is for a Lower Price

By |2019-07-18T12:31:23-04:00July 16th, 2019|Advice, Home Buying|

After searching the area for months, you’ve finally found the perfect home for you. But unfortunately, there is someone else who also feels the very same way, and you’re now on the cusp of an outright bidding war. Now what? While a bidding war is typically a seller’s dream scenario, the reality is that it [...]

2 07, 2019

Think You Can’t Afford to Buy a Home? You May Actually Be in a Better Buying Position than You Realize

By |2019-07-03T21:53:53-04:00July 2nd, 2019|Advice, Home Buying|

If you have the itch to convert from a renter to a homeowner, but you’re afraid that you can't afford the monthly costs, you could resort to “house hacking” in order to move yourself closer to your ultimate goal. There are a number of creative strategies that you may be able to use that could [...]

18 06, 2019

Finding the Best Mortgage Lender Online

By |2019-06-20T17:03:41-04:00June 18th, 2019|Financing|

For most people, buying a home is the biggest purchase of their life – and it is one that more often than not will require you to borrow at least some amount of the purchase price. Thanks to the Internet, it is now easier to compare interest rates, and even fill out a mortgage loan [...]

21 05, 2019

Putting Your Home on the Market this Spring? Here’s the Good, the Bad, and the Potentially Ugly

By |2019-05-24T16:22:32-04:00May 21st, 2019|Advice, seasonal advice|

The spring and summer months have traditionally been the peak time for putting a home on the market. This is particularly the case in areas that can have cold and snowy winters, as ice and slush don’t make for very enjoyable home shopping. But, even though potential buyers are certainly more plentiful in warmer weather, [...]

16 04, 2019

Can You Buy a House Even If You Have Bad Credit?

By |2019-04-16T17:58:01-04:00April 16th, 2019|Financing|

If you’ve had your heart set on purchasing a house, but bad credit is holding you back, it may be time to start searching for your dream home again. That’s because, even though a good credit score can allow you to obtain a lower interest rate on a mortgage, having bad credit won’t necessarily prevent [...]

26 03, 2019

Buying and Selling a Home at the Same Time? Be Careful Not to Make These Common Mistakes

By |2019-03-27T16:01:17-04:00March 26th, 2019|Advice, Home Buying, Home Selling|

Moving to a new home – even if it’s within the same zip code – can be stressful. But if you’re in the process of both purchasing and selling a home, not only can your nerves on be edge, but you could end up making some serious mistakes. Here are some of the most common [...]