First Time buyers

5 Biggest Home-Buying Fears

Posted by on Oct 28, 2015 in First Time buyers, Home Buying, Insurance, Real Estate | 0 comments

Buyers’ biggest real estate fears sometimes hold them back from buying throughout the year. The scary thing is, these fears are sometimes well-founded. Here are some of the issues that commonly keep home buyers awake at night, and what you can do about them. “The house has a cracked foundation, dry rot, or a leaky roof” Renovating, fixing and repairing are on few buyers’ wish lists. When faced with the home of their dreams, they fear the inspection. What if there is dry rot, or a roof or foundation issue? Most homes will need routine maintenance, and a good inspector will point this out. But...

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How to Stage your Home for Fall Showings

Posted by on Oct 16, 2015 in First Time buyers, Home Buying, Home Decor, Real Estate, Tips | 0 comments

Staging a home is like vacuuming before company arrives: You might not notice it when it’s done well, but you definitely notice when it isn’t. Fall’s biggest buyers are millennials with a sharp eye for detail and empty nesters looking to have some space to themselves, so it makes even more sense to set your home up to show well to these demographics. Since autumn is an especially homey time of year, it’s easy to add a bit of cozy comfort while keeping your place ship-shape for showings. Set the scene Do as much purging and packing as you can before beginning home showings. Store packed...

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First-Time Home Buyer’s Guide to Choosing a Neighborhood

Posted by on May 6, 2015 in First Time buyers | 0 comments

When you’re ready to buy your first home, you’ll probably remember those three important words we always hear about real estate: location, location, location. While the geographic location is important, it’s also the amenities around the location that make a house a home. Every buyer is different in what they desire, so you need to find a neighborhood with the location and amenities that fit your desires — and, just as importantly, your budget.   Affordability Location is one factor that will heavily influence the price of a property. You don’t want to shop in locations you can’t afford...

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4 Reasons to Buy a Home during the Holidays

Posted by on Dec 10, 2014 in First Time buyers | 0 comments

Bargain prices Did you know that, historically, home prices are lower in December than in any other month? As for the overall housing picture, if you’re not yet in the market, you’ll like this news: While home prices are continuing to rise, it’s happening at a much slower pace. U.S. home values are currently up 6.4 percent year-over-year and have been slowing for nearly two years. Next year home values are expected to grow at 3 percent, roughly half their current pace. These changing dynamics, and a shift toward healthy stabilization, put more power in the hands of buyers. Low mortgage rates...

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