Buying a Home

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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May 10, 2021

8 Red Flags Home Buyers Will Notice!


The Red Flags and How to Address Them Correctly:

When my husband and I were house hunting, properties that had plastic taped over the windows or draft catchers below the exterior doors gave us pause: Did that mean the house wasn’t energy-efficient or warm enough in colder months? Newly ...

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March 15, 2021

Financing Tips on Buying


As the events of the last few years in the real estate industry show, people forget about the tremendous financial responsibility of purchasing a home at their peril.  Here are a few tips for dealing with the dollar signs so that you can take down that "for sale ...

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Feb. 15, 2021

11 Tips for Buying a Home

Buying a house -- whether it's your first or fifth -- can be a bumpy process. Between the financing, the availability (or scarcity) of homes on the market in your price range that meet your needs, the offer process, the appraisal and the inspection, there's a lot that can go ...

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