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After the Move: A Checklist for Settling Into Your New Home

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So, here you are. You’ve moved your life to a new city or state, and the hardest parts of relocating are behind you. While you should enjoy a little peace of mind after all of your hard work, your job is not complete until you settle in and make your new living environment feel like home. After the move, follow …

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EXPERIENCED BUYER REPRESENTATION CAN MAKE OR BREAK A HOUSE DEAL

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Experienced buyer representation is more important than ever in this crazy home buying frenzy of 2022. Before using just any agent or buying without representation at all, let’s look at some of the reasons why this could make or break a house deal. An Experienced Buyer Agent Will Have Your Back Once you sign an agreement to get experienced buyer …

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Are You a First-Time Homebuyer? Here Are 4 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Making An Offer

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  For many Americans, buying a house is the fulfillment of a lifelong dream, and doing it for the first time can be confusing, overwhelming, and challenging.    Successful home buying is all about setting goals from start to finish. After all, there are so many decisions to be made and requirements to be completed, and no one wants to …

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MOVING WITH YOUR PET? EXPERT TIPS TO KEEP YOUR FUR BABY SAFE AND HAPPY

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When relocating to a new home, there are numerous things to coordinate. From packing to setting up utility services in your name, the process is often complex and full of moving parts. One consideration that many people forget to make until much later in the process is how to help their pets have a safe and happy move. Don’t postpone …

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HOME-BUYER RESOURCES FOR IDENTIFYING PROPERTY PROBLEMS

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A home is a major investment. As a property buyer, you want to make sure that whatever you purchase is in perfect condition. Alternatively, if a repair is required, you want to ensure that you can handle the fix yourself—or can afford the cost of hiring a pro to do it. Let’s take a deeper dive into identifying property problems that …

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LIST PRICE TODAY IS LIKE THE OPENING BID IN AN AUCTION

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Buyers today should consider the list price for a home as just an opening bid in an auction. If you are looking at homes at the top of your budget, then you need to adjust your search from 10 to 20% lower to have any hope of winning the bid. Whatever the list price is, the final contract price will …

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4 Incredibly Important Numbers Everyone Needs to Know When Buying a House

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When you’re shopping for a house, there are certain facts and figures that you (or your real estate agent) are expected to know.   These would include things like your overall budget, your closing costs, and your general mortgage pre-approval range.    But even when you have all of this information going into your house hunt, there’s still often one …

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Upsizing in Retirement: Finding The Perfect House

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While some seniors opt to downsize in retirement, others decide to go big with a new home as a way to rally family and friends in an environment suitable for entertaining. Upsizing to a larger property also opens the door to hobby farming opportunities. You might opt to live a simple sustainable life, or monetize your hobby as a form …

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WHY INVEST IN A HOME WARRANTY?

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When you own a home, there is so much to do that the responsibilities can sometimes feel overwhelming. The time you spend maintaining your home and addressing concerns can be extensive, but the financial commitment can be a burden. A home warranty can help relieve financial burdens and give you the peace of mind you need.   When it comes …

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A FINANCIAL CHECKLIST FOR FIRST-TIME HOME BUYERS

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Among the millions of changes we have to get used to in the world we’re living in today, add another one to the list– home buying. When the economy takes a hit due to a global crisis, so does the housing market. While there are many things you can’t change about the situation, you can expand your knowledge and go …