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6 Reasons Why Owning a Home is Awesome

Posted by Jason Nevaril on Mar 22, 2018 1:02:26 PM

From personalizing your living spaces to turning a profit when you sell, there are dozens of reasons why first-time home buyers can’t wait to find a home and make it their own. Though there are plenty of benefits of owning a home, here are the six benefits that stand out from the rest.

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Topics: Home Decor Tips, Home Buying, Buyer Resources, Investing in Property, Pet Owners

How Buyers and Sellers Have Lost Thousands of Dollars to Email Scams

Posted by Jason Nevaril on Mar 22, 2018 1:00:06 PM

 

Email scams are as old as, well, email, but as the years go by, these scams have become more and more sophisticated. Recently, several home buyers have fallen victim to specially targeted email scams that attempt to rob them of their closing costs — sometimes up to hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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Topics: Home Buying, Buyer Resources, Seller Resources, Selling Your Home, Email Scams

6 Questions to Ask When Considering a Neighborhood with an HOA

Posted by Jason Nevaril on Mar 22, 2018 12:54:47 PM

Let’s say you have your heart set on buying a home in a community with a swimming pool, a clubhouse, and maybe even a playground or trails. Having access to these amenities often means living in a community with a homeowners association, or HOA.

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Topics: Home Owners Association, Home Buying, Buyer Resources, Moving Tips, Investing in Property

Want Top Dollar for Your Home? Hire a Real Estate Pro

Posted by Jason Nevaril on Mar 22, 2018 12:51:39 PM

A quick Google search is all it takes to discover hundreds of new recipes, do-it-yourself projects, and tips about how to stage your home. With so much information available online, especially about the home selling process, many homeowners start to wonder whether it’s faster and more cost-efficient to sell their own homes rather than hiring a real estate agent to do it for them. (Spoiler alert: It’s not.)

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Topics: Home Buying, Selling Your Home, Seller Resources, Buyer Resources, Investing in Property

Tips for a Stress-Free Move with Your Pet

Posted by Jason Nevaril on Mar 22, 2018 12:44:23 PM

You’ve just bought a new home, and Fluffy and Fido are starting to worry about all the moving boxes going into the truck outside. Pets can easily become stressed during a move, which might cause them to lose their fur, become aggressive, or even run away.

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Topics: Moving Tips, Home Buying, Moving your pets, Pet Owners, Buyer Resources

The 5 Emotional Stages of Buying Your First Home

Posted by Jason Nevaril on Mar 22, 2018 12:40:13 PM

Ask anyone you meet and they’ll likely recall vivid details about their first roller coaster ride, their first day of school, or their first kiss. A first home purchase is no different! While buying your first home comes with its fair share of ups and downs, it will ultimately be an enjoyable experience you’ll remember for years to come.

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Topics: Home Buying, Buyer Resources, Real Estate Tips, Moving Tips, Selling Your Home

3 Home Buying Mistakes That are Far Too Easy to Make

Posted by Jason Nevaril on Mar 22, 2018 12:31:20 PM

This time of year is ideal for looking for homes. Since springtime is a popular home selling season, you have plenty of choices when it comes to finding listings in your preferred location, in your ideal price range, and with your favorite features. With all of these options, it’s going to be a breeze buying your perfect home… right?

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Topics: Buyer Resources, Home Buying, Real Estate Tips, Moving Tips, Seller Resources

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