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Buying a Home: Step 6 is What to Expect When in Escrow

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Opening escrow is the final stage of buying a home. Up to this point, you have gotten pre-approved for you loan, scoped out neighborhoods, created a wishlist, chosen your Realtor, compared different homes, and put in an offer.  The sellers either accepted your offer, or issued a counter offer, which you accepted. So at this stage, your offer has been …

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Steps of Buying a Home: Step 5 is Putting in a Winning Offer

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Putting in an offer on a house is one of the most important steps in the home buying process. At this stage, you should have been pre-approved for a loan, researched neighborhoods, created your wishlist, chosen your Realtor, and compared different houses on the market. You’ve found the perfect home and are ready to purchase. In order to beat out any …

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Buying a Home: Step 4 is to Compare Homes

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Starting to compare homes is Step 4 of the home buying process. By now, you should have gotten pre-approved for a loan, looked at neighborhoods, created your wishlist, and chosen your Realtor. You know what you are looking for and what you can afford, but with so many choices, how do you know which house is the right one? These …

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Buying a Home: Step 3 is Finding a Realtor and Having a Buyers’ Consultation

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Choosing a Realtor, and having a consultation with them is a crucial step in finding your future home. It is Step 3 of the home buying process, so by this point, you may have gotten pre-approved, scoped out potential neighborhoods, and created your wishlist. (If not, a good Realtor can help you with those steps.) Even if you have a good …

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Buying a Home: Step 2 is Neighborhoods and Wishlists

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So you’ve started your search for your new home, and you’ve gotten pre-approved for a loan. What now? Before diving straight into checking out every single home listed for sale in the city, take a step back and think about what you are really looking for. You need to decide what you want in your future home and create your …

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Buying A Home: Step 1 is Getting Pre-Approved

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For many people, the thought of buying a home may seem daunting because of how many steps are required. However, if you break it down into multiple steps, the process isn’t that difficult. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be providing you with instructions for buying a home, step by step. . The first step of the home buying process? …

Homebuyers’ Most Wanted Features

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If you’re considering selling your home, you want to make sure it will stand out from the other options buyers have,  and knowing what homebuyers most wanted features are will help you do that. While each homebuyer is different and will be searching for different qualities in a new home, there are a few features that have broad appeal for many …

The Cost of Waiting to Buy A Home

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Buying a home can seem overwhelming, and with interest rates and prices rising, sometimes potential buyers simply put off their plans without realizing the cost of waiting. Whether it’s because it’s daunting to take the first step or due to a desire to save more money before buying, we frequently hear “We’ve decided to wait a while.” Yet with prices …

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Condo vs. House: What’s The Best Choice?

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Now that you are starting your house hunt it’s important to understand the pros and cons of choosing a home or condo. Making the decision that you are ready to start looking for a home to buy is very exciting, but also comes with a lot of questions—especially for first-time homebuyers. One of the big questions for many people is …