Buying a Home

Jan. 16, 2023

Don’t Get Duped! 5 Common Real Estate Scams and How To Avoid Them

What’s one thing buyers, sellers, renters, and landlords all have in common? They can all fall victim to a real estate scam.

 

In fact, home-related hoaxes are on the rise. Losses from real estate cybercrimes have gone up nearly as fast as home prices—totaling more than $350.3 million ...

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Dec. 5, 2022

8 Ways to Find Out Who Owns a Property

8 Ways to Find Out Who Owns a Property

 

 

There are many reasons one might want to find out who owns a property or piece of land. Suppose you’re on a walk in Nashville, TN, and you pass by a home that you instantly fall in love with ...

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Aug. 15, 2022

Learning the Lingo: Architecture Edition

OK, let’s get this straight: Craftsman isn’t just the brand name of the tools out in the garage, and Cape Cod isn’t just a fabulous vacation spot. We understand your confusion and feel your pain. There’s so much architecture lingo and name-dropping in listings, how’s a layman supposed to know ...

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July 18, 2022

Oops! My 4 Biggest Regrets Building Our Dream House From the Ground Up

 

The idea of building your own home is a bucket-list dream for many of us. Imagine: You get to customize it to your needs and tastes—whether that means a classic rocking-chair porch out front or a hot tub in back—and watch your personal palace take shape, right in front ...

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June 20, 2022

A Homeowner’s Guide to HOAs: Homeowners Associations, Explained

Many homes across the United States are part of an HOA, or homeowners association. So what does that mean?

In a nutshell, an HOA helps ensure that your community looks its best and functions smoothly. If you’re buying a condo, townhouse, or free-standing home in a neighborhood with shared common ...

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June 6, 2022

The House Is Not for Sale—Can You Still Offer to Buy It?

There’s no “For Sale” sign on the front lawn and no listing online, so it’s safe to say that the adorable home that caught your eye is not for sale. Still, you can’t help but fantasize about owning it one day. It’s not technically on the market, but that doesn’t ...

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May 9, 2022

5 Signs You Are Ready To Be a Homeowner (That Have Nothing To Do With Money)

There comes a time in renters’ lives when they ask the age-old question: Should I become a homeowner? Obviously, finances have a lot to do with the decision whether to rent vs. buy.

But there’s more to it than just credit ratings and cash reserves—homeownership is a lifestyle change that ...

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March 7, 2022

How Long Does It Take to Build a House?

How long does it take to build a house? It’s a question often posed by people looking to buy an idyllic piece of land so they can construct their dream home from the ground up. If this describes your current housing situation, you’ve come to the right place!

So before ...

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Feb. 21, 2022

How to Buy and Sell a Home at the Same Time—Without Losing Your Mind

 

Ah, to be a first-time home buyer again: How easy it was to buy a home when you weren’t carrying another mortgage on your back at the same time!

If you’re looking to graduate from first-timer to repeat buyer, you know things are about to get much trickier. Unless you’re a ...

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Nov. 22, 2021

Resources to Prepare you For Buying a Home

 

 

Buying a home is one of the most exciting things you'll ever do.  It can also be a long and complex journey.  Sometimes it can even be confusing with all of the different terms and financial hoops to jump through.  That's why we ...

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