Purchase

Gen Z: Use These Savings Tips to Buy a Home Sooner

It appears that Generation Zers are looking to fast-track their homeownership goals. According to a recent study, nearly 60% of 18 to 23 year-olds want to buy a home in the next five years. And another 52%? They’ve already started saving up for it. Are you one of these go-get-em Gen Zers with dreams of [...]

By |2019-05-21T09:22:31-04:00May 21st, 2019|Categories: Financial, Purchase|Tags: , , , |

How Buyers Can Get the Most Out of Open Houses

While open houses are generally held throughout the year, the frequency with which they pop up increases dramatically in the spring. Real estate agents and sellers look to take advantage of people out and about enjoying the nicer weather, and this is the perfect time for you, as a potential homebuyer, to do the same. [...]

By |2019-04-26T11:55:55-04:00April 27th, 2019|Categories: Purchase|Tags: , , |

Everything You Need to Know About Radon When Buying a Home

If you’re buying a house, then radon should be on your radar. This dangerous gas can cause serious health problems, and according to the Environmental Protection Agency, it’s present (at worrisome high levels) in one out of every 15 U.S. homes. Could it be in the home you’re looking to buy? What if it is? [...]

By |2019-04-18T13:20:06-04:00April 18th, 2019|Categories: Purchase|Tags: , , |

Home Builders: Here’s What Today’s Buyers Are Looking for in a House

The best way to entice homebuyers away from resale (and over to new construction) is to simply tune in to their ever-evolving tastes and preferences. Unless a resale property has been recently and expertly renovated, there’s no way it can offer a buyer all the trendiest upgrades, features, and technologies they’re looking for. Builders, on [...]

By |2019-04-17T10:25:02-04:00April 17th, 2019|Categories: Purchase|

First-Time Homebuyers, Don’t Skip This Super Important Step

Working with a great real estate agent, getting pre-approved for your mortgage, and organizing your financial documentation early are all important — and well-known — steps for first-time homebuyers. But there’s also a lesser-known must-do for first-timers that’s not as highly publicized: seeing your potential home at all hours. You see, touring a property in [...]

By |2019-04-12T09:39:19-04:00April 12th, 2019|Categories: Advice, Purchase|Tags: , , |

8 Questions Homebuyers Have About New Construction

Most people are pretty clear on how buying a resale property works. You shop around, attend a few open houses, make an offer, and then hope the sellers accept it. There may be a few rounds of counter-offers and negotiations, but overall, it’s a pretty cut-and-dry process. New construction, though? That’s where homebuyers get held [...]

By |2019-04-11T08:55:08-04:00April 11th, 2019|Categories: Purchase|Tags: , , |

Builders: Here’s the Smart Home Tech Today’s Buyers Want

Many homebuilders are now offering “smart home” packages, but the truth is, not all smart technology is created equally. More importantly? Not all smart home tech is desired equally — at least not with today’s discerning homebuyers. Though a catch-all “smart home” offering might get buyers in the door, it’s not ultimately what will close [...]

By |2019-04-08T16:49:21-04:00April 5th, 2019|Categories: Purchase|Tags: , , |

Determining the Value of Your Home

There are several criteria to consider when it comes to determining the value of your home. The size, age, condition of the home, and surrounding property play a big part in estimating value. You may take pride in the investments you've made in upgrades and renovations, but the value of a home is most directly [...]

By |2019-04-08T16:49:29-04:00March 28th, 2019|Categories: Financial, Purchase|Tags: |

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