Archive for the ‘Home Buying Tips’ Category

Don’t Make These 5 Common Home Buying Mistakes

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

Article by CENTURY 21 It can be easy to get lost and confused during the home buying process. Proper planning is paramount. It’s also helpful to learn from other people’s mistakes. Here are some of the most common errors people make when shopping for a new home. Not budgeting for everything: Yes, this sounds obvious, but…Read More »

Don’t Fall In Love With A House Before You Are Ready To Fully Commit

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

  Article By Lighter Side Staff Finding the house of your dreams might seem pretty easy. You know what you want and like. You feel like you will know the perfect house when you see it. The minute you find “the one”, it will be love at first sight. It will just feel right, like…Read More »

Q & A With Jessica Kern

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

Question: How long does the seller have to respond to my offer? Answer: When we write an offer, we put an expiration date and time on the offer itself.  If the offer has not been accepted, countered, or rejected at the time of expiration, you (the buyer), have the chance to make an offer on…Read More »

Q & A With Jessica Kern

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

Question: Should I talk to the bank before looking at homes? Answer: I think it is a great idea to speak with your lender about your home budget before house hunting.  It’s important to know what you are able to afford before you start getting to deep into the hunting.  Also, when you submit an…Read More »

The Newlyweds’ Guide to Buying a Home

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Article provided by realtor.com. View the original article here: http://ow.ly/nEeZ300MiIM. Hey, lovebirds: If you’re newly married, you may be thinking of buying a nest together. Indeed, 35% of married Americans purchased their first home together within two years of tying the knot, according to a study by Coldwell Banker. Yet while we hear plenty about the home-buying challenges faced by unmarried couples, that…Read More »

5 Tips for Millennial Home Buyers

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

Article provided by Zillow. View the original article here: http://ow.ly/ZfdB3002Z14. In previous generations, many people bought ‘starter’ homes while in their 20s or 30s. The world moved at a much slower pace then. People tended to stay put in the cities where they grew up. They wanted ‘roots’ and the status that homeownership afforded. But times…Read More »

7 Steps to Take Before You Buy a Home

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

Article provided by houselogic. View the original article here: http://ow.ly/Y3Mz3002Wuo.  Most potential home buyers are a smidge daunted by the fact that they’re about to agree to a hefty mortgage that they’ll be paying for the next few decades. The best way to relieve that anxiety is to be confident you’re purchasing the best home at…Read More »

10 Things People Who Adore Old Homes Think When They First Walk Inside One

Monday, May 9th, 2016

Article provided by LighterSide of Real Estate. View the original article here: http://ow.ly/qs0p3002SE8.  There is a certain mystique to older homes. With each one there is always a veil of mystery to be pulled back with every structure that predates the 1970’s. This mystery has a level of attraction to a certain subset of homeowners. So…Read More »

Open House Advice for Buyers

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

You may fall in love with a home based upon it’s online listing but don’t forget to visit it in person before you make the commitment. Visiting an open house is a great way to get a feel for the property and see if it will work for you and your family. Keep these things…Read More »

Protecting Your Home: Safety Tips for the Homeowner

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

We often like to think good things about our new home, such as the memories our family will make there. However, there’s a less than wonderful thought that should also be considered: the risk of burglary. As a new homeowner, you may be at risk for this opportunistic crime, but you can take certain precautions…Read More »






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