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First-Time Seller Tips: What You Should Know In Advance

When I put my house on the market, nobody told me about the flurry of real estate agent meetings, showings, open houses, and staging appointments. When you add the paperwork, I was overwhelmed. After the process was over and I left the closing, I decided to create a website that focused on all of those things that I didn't know I'd have to do. My goal for this site is to make sure that other first-time sellers have a resource to learn what they can expect from the sale and closing process. I hope that the posts here help you prepare for your first sale with the confidence of an old pro.

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What To Consider When Searching For Your Retirement Home

26 March 2018
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If you are approaching retirement and are looking to downsize, your needs for a home will be quite different from when you were starting a family. You'll be thinking about several of your needs as you reach an old age, and that can affect how you search for a home. Here are a few things to consider when looking for your next home to start retirement. Smaller Square Footage A large house was fine when you were raising kids, but it is just not practical in retirement. Read More …

Buying A Home? 3 Things Buyers Should Try To Ignore

7 February 2018
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When you're in the market to buy a home, there are a lot of things that can be off-putting. However, it is important that you don't let these things bother you. Keep in mind that sellers do not have to make sure that their homes are in tip-top shape before an open house or before a buyer comes to look at them. However, that laziness can lead to an upside for you, as a buyer. Read More …

3 Reasons To Consider Buying A Home In A Gated Community

9 January 2018
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Gated communities can often be a great option when looking for a new home, typically due to the various security and privacy benefits that they can provide. Listed below are just three of the many reasons to consider buying a home in a gated community. A Gated Community Will Be Much Safer A huge reason to consider buying a home in a gated community is that it will typically be much safer than living in a normal neighborhood. Read More …

Alternative Loan Types That New Home Buyers Can Consider

15 December 2017
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If you are looking for a new home, you might feel discouraged if you can't qualify for a conventional mortgage. These often require a large down payment which many people cannot afford, especially in areas where even "starter" real estate is priced high. Conventional mortgages often require a good credit history and extensive proof of employment, which can be hard for some people to verify. If you are having a hard time getting pre-approved for conventional lending, you might decide to look at other mortgage options to help you buy a home. Read More …

Contingencies And Your New Home

21 November 2017
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Once you've finally found the perfect home and the buyer has accepted your offer, it's only a matter of weeks before you will be the owner of a new home. The contract to purchase has been signed, and the sale will move ahead toward the eventual closing in a few weeks. No matter how "perfect" you may view your new home, all homes have issues, and the contract has provisions that cover those issues. Read More …