Buying a Home

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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Sept. 27, 2021

Should you Buy a Home - or Keep Renting?


It’s a big question with no easy answer: Should you keep renting, or is it time to think about buying a home? One of the major benefits of being a homeowner is building equity with each mortgage payment, instead of putting money into your landlord’s pocket.

But that doesn’t ...

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Aug. 9, 2021

What Is a Contingent Offer? What It Means When Buying a Home

A contingent offer means that an offer on a new home has been made and the seller has accepted it, but that the final sale is contingent upon certain criteria that have to be met. These criteria, or contingencies, are clauses in a sales contract that typically fall under three ...

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June 7, 2021

Will the Housing Market Frenzy Die Down? That Depends on Sellers


The coronavirus pandemic raised the temperature considerably on the nation’s housing market. The past year has been marked by soaring prices, logic-defying offers over asking price, and steep competition as sellers have been hesitant to put their homes up for sale.  But the heart-pumping, bank account–depleting housing market ...

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