Home Buying

Pros and Cons of Buying a New Construction Home

For the past year or more, those desiring to buy or build a new home have been met with many frustrating challenges. From the delay of goods due to supply chain issues to the cost and availability of building supplies, options for new construction homes have been riddled with complications and problems.  However, as the …

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Are Open Houses a Thing of the Past?

Historical Context According to some historians, real estate open houses, or similar concepts date back as early as the 1910s. Then called an “open for inspection,” event, buyers would open their homes to the public so that interested parties could step inside and inspect the home’s features. Over the next 20-30 years, a variation of …

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Common Fees When Buying and Selling a Home

Whether you are on the buying or selling end of a real estate transaction, the transfer of ownership of a home is likely one of the largest financial transactions most people encounter in their lifetimes. For this reason, it is important to understand the most common fees when buying or selling a home.  Seller Costs …

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What Celebrity Home Listings Can Teach Us

It seems as if every time you turn on the news, open the cover of a popular magazine, or scroll social media there is an announcement declaring that another famous person has their home listed for sale. Whether it is an oceanfront property, a 90-acre Montana farm, a quirky New York City apartment, or a …

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Can A Reverse Mortgage Offer You Any Benefits?

Perhaps when the term, “reverse mortgage” comes to mind, you conjure images of an aging, former celebrity espousing its benefits for senior adults in an infomercial. As with other similar advertisements that have a similarly predatory feel, it is important to pay close attention to the details of reverse mortgage products for yourself or for …

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Is a Vacation or Income Generating Property Right for You?

If you have ever considered putting your existing home to work for you as a rental or income-generating property or if you’d simply enjoy owning a vacation home for personal use or also as an opportunity to earn passive income from a property, then there are four main considerations you must keep in mind.  Vacation …

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How Student Loan Debt Could Affect the Home Buying Process

Unless you have been living under a rock, you know that student loan debt and the recent announcement of student loan forgiveness have been widely reported on in the news. Despite this reduction in debt for millions of Americans, many are still left with hefty balances on school loans.  If you have ever wondered how, …

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How Student Loan Debt Could Affect the Home Buying Process

Unless you have been living under a rock, you know that student loan debt and the recent announcement of student loan forgiveness have been widely reported on in the news. Despite this reduction in debt for millions of Americans, many are still left with hefty balances on school loans.  If you have ever wondered how, …

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5 Tips for Creating a “Dream Home” Wishlist

If you have spent any amount of time thumbing through decor magazines, creating aspirational home boards on Pinterest, or have ever saved images on Instagram into your home ideas folder, then the concept of creating or curating the perfect “Dream Home” might exist in your mind. For families like those in military service who have …

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Pros and Cons of Renting vs. Buying

When it comes to making major life decisions, especially those when one could make an argument for or against the decision with plenty of evidence, sometimes making a good, old-fashioned pros and cons list can bring some clarity to the decision.  In an unprecedented housing market over the past 12-18 months, prospective homeowners and renters …

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