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Benefits of why you should get a Mortgage Pre-Approval ahead of Time!

Tags: buyers, mortgage, preapproval, certificiate,

Buying a new home is not easy. It’s one of the most emotional and biggest financial decisions you will ever have to make. This entire process is rated as one of the most exciting yet stressful times in one’s life. There’s plenty to consider: location, affordability, mortgage term and rates. There are also quite a few people to deal with: agents, lawyers, lender, seller, etc. Fort...Read More

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What to Buy: New vs Resale Home

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When it comes time to invest in a property, deciding whether to buy new or old is a hot topic and can often lead to disagreements. This is your hard earned cash and it deserves to be invested in a place that is right for you. To better help you decide your next step, let’s take a look at the pros and cons of both options. NEW HOME INVESTMENT The beauty of a new home is that you are...Read More

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Learn the Tips on Preparing your home for a Home Inspector

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A visit from a home inspector is inevitable when selling a home. Know your home and be mindful of all its serious issues (if any). Below is a list of steps to ensure that the selling and home inspection process run smoothly.  1.  Ensure that past home renovations have not damaged the structure of the home. Look for structural damages caused by termites, if settling of the home over...Read More

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5 Tips to Get the HIghest Sale price

Tags: Highest price, selling your home, home evaluation, getting ready to sell, decluttering

Who doesn’t want to get the most out of their investment? You’ve worked hard for your home and it deserves to be viewed in the most dynamic way possible. These 5 inexpensive recommendations will give your home an instant face-lift and thus achieving big returns on your property.    1.  ORGANIZE Make a list and collect all the unwanted and unused furniture and applia...Read More

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Selling Your Home - Where to Begin Checklist

Tags: selling your home, home evaluation, checklist, tips, decluttering, real estate market,

First Impressions What attracted you to your house when you first bought it? What features excited you the most? Now that you’re selling your home, it’s time to look at it as if you are buying it all over again. A well-kept, organized house makes a great first impression to potential buyers. The space and feel of a home provides a vision to your buyer. You want them to see their li...Read More

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9 Questions You Need to Ask Yourself Before Buying A Home

Tags: buy home, buying a home, home ownership, questions, homes, credit score, home affordability, pre-approved mortgage, home budgeting

9 Questions You Need to Ask Yourself Before Buying A Home     Is Your Credit Score Healthy? Your credit history and score are very important when looking to buy a home. This will determine what interest rates lenders will offer you. The higher the credit score, typically the better rate you will get on your mortgage.  To improve your chances, pull your credit reports and ensur...Read More

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Walk Score and Real Estate: What You Need To Know

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Walk Score and Real Estate: What You Need To Know   You might have been hearing people talking about “Walk Score” a little more often nowadays. When it comes to Real Estate, many buyers and renters are now basing their decisions on where they are living by the Walk Score.   Just what is a Walk Score? A Walk Score is a unit of measurement that identifies how walk friendl...Read More

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5 Must-Have Real Estate Apps For Buyers

Tags: buying a home, real estate apps, real estate iPad apps, real estate iPhone apps, buy a home,

  5 Must-Have Real Estate Apps For Buyers   Magic Plan   Visualizing yourself in a potentially new home just got easier! You can customize floor plans by simply taking a picture of a room. Magic Plan analyzes pictures and creates a room floor plan in seconds. You can edit room dimensions, objects and assemble and merge rooms together.   Houzz You can never get enough ideas w...Read More

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12 Essential Steps to Buying A Home

Tags: before you buy your home, budget, closing day, making an offer, determine your needs, get a pre-approved mortgage, check your credit score

12 Essential Steps To Buying A Home   You’ve made the decision to buy a home and are ready to spring into action. But before you do, let us help you maneuver easily through the buying process with these 12 important steps:   Build a Budget Plan   When buying a home, you need to have a budget in place to ensure you have enough money for your down payment and additional co...Read More

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10 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Skip a Home Inspection

Tags: real estate, buying a home, home inspection, home inspector

    Ditching the home inspection may not be a good idea.  Here’s why: Saves You Money –A home inspection will not only save you money in the long run, it will save you time and trouble. Professional Home Inspectors will use state-of-the-art equipment to help identify problem areas. Typically the small issues, if left unattended, can turn into costly repairs....Read More

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