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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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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 …

Pros And Cons About Homeowners’ Associations To Consider When Shopping For A Home

8 November 2017
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One of the many things that you'll need to determine when you're shopping for a new home is whether a homeowners' association is present. HOAs are common not only in condos, but also townhouses and other accommodations in which your neighbors live in close proximity. It's a good idea to talk at length to your real estate agent about the homeowners' association if one is present for a home you're considering buying. Read More …

3 Considerations To Make Before Buying A Mountain Home

21 October 2017
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Moving into the mountains could mean access to some of the most beautiful views in the world. However, there are special considerations that you should make before making your purchase if you want to get the most from your investment. Here are some tips to help with selecting the right mountain home for you. Consider the Commute Living in the mountains offers the seclusion you might be looking for. However, you will still have to make trips into the nearest town or city to pick up supplies. Read More …

3 Tips Every First-Time Home Buyer Should Know

6 October 2017
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Buying a house is not as simple as it may seem. There are a lot of things you need to do and know about the process, and first-time home buyers often do not know a lot about this. If you are a first-time home buyer, here are three bits of advice that you should consider as you begin shopping for your first house. Don't Rush the Process The first piece of advice to consider is to avoid rushing the process. Read More …