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The Benefits of Living in an HOA Neighborhood

Homeowners Association (HOA) neighborhoods have long been a contentious topic in America. Some people love them, and others loathe them. While it’s true that HOAs are not for everyone, there are several benefits to living in an HOA neighborhood. Let’s look at just a few of the most notable benefits of living in an HOA […]

8 Must-Have Amenities When Buying Your New Home

Purchasing a new home can be a multifaceted and costly endeavor, with numerous options and amenities to take into account before making a decision. From pricing and bedroom/bathroom count to wall color schemes, cabinets, countertops, total square footage, and property size, each factor plays a crucial role in determining the right home for you. However, […]

How to Evaluate a Buyer’s Offer When Selling Your Home

It is a seller’s dream situation: you put your house on the market and receive multiple offers. While you might think the highest priced offer is naturally the best, that is not always the case. Learn how to evaluate real estate offers from home buyers so you can accept the offer that makes the most […]

Factors that Determine Your Home’s Value

As a homeowner, knowing the value of your home will help prepare you to buy, sell, or refinance your home. It can also provide a picture of your overall financial health. The factors that determine the value of your home are as diverse and individualized as the homes themselves. In addition, those same factors may […]

5 Risks of Buying a Foreclosed Home

If you are looking for a deal on a home, buying a foreclosure can be a great way to save money. In a price-sensitive market, foreclosures can be the best bet for anyone who wants to buy their own home but doesn’t want to pay full price. When a home goes into foreclosure, it means […]

Buying A Home: Six Things You Should Always Negotiate

When you set out to buy a house, there is an important rule to keep in mind: everything is negotiable. At least that is the case with most sellers. Not only can you negotiate on price, but you can also ask for things like new paint, flooring, appliances, and more. If a seller seems completely […]

Five First-Time Homebuyer Expectations That Won’t Survive Reality

Going house hunting for the first time can be exciting. You are leaving the money-wasting world of renting behind and embarking on owning – and creating – a home you can call your own. It is also an eye-opening experience, one for which a lot of new homeowners aren’t prepared. It can be frustrating, exhausting, […]

Getting Started in Real Estate: 5 Reasons Buying Raw Land Is a Solid First Step

Many a fortune has been made in real estate, and there is something deeply satisfying about owning property and collecting rent from your tenants. If you are itching to get started in the lucrative field of real estate, you might want to start with raw land instead of those costly developed properties. Many factors make […]

8 Reasons to Buy Your First Home in the Winter

Whether you are moving into your first home or moving on to your dream home, shopping during the cold winter months can be a daunting experience. From traversing snow-clogged roads to checking out the landscaping in subzero temperatures, there are lots of things to dread about buying a home in the winter. And while that […]

Avoid Potential Turnoffs for Prospective Home Buyers

If you want to sell your home quickly and for top dollar, you need to look at the house through the eyes of a buyer. That can be hard to do, and putting yourself in the buyer’s shoes can be a tall order. From unpleasant odors your own nose has learned to ignore to repurposed […]