Home Buying

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  1. Are Foreclosure Properties Worth Buying? Buying a foreclosed home is different in several important ways from buying a typical home. Being aware of these key differences can help you spot a bargain versus a property to pass up.The ProsThe house will be vacant so once the deal is done, you would be able to move in right away. Sometimes ...
  2. Are Rent-to-Own Home Offers Legitimate? Many people dream about owning their own home but don’t feel they can afford it, for various reasons. It can be a considerable commitment to scrape together a down payment and all of the legal and closing costs involved in buying a property from a seller. In addition, people might be deemed a ...
  3. Can I Have a Home Inspected Prior to Placing an Offer? A lot of first-time buyers wonder if it is all right to have a home inspected before they place an offer on a house they are interested in. The answer is yes, definitely, if you want to be certain it is the house for you quickly so you don’t waste time haggling. A home inspection is an ...
  4. How Soon Can I Move In? One of the main questions new homeowners have is how soon they can move in once they spot the house of their dreams. The truth is that the process can take around three to six months from start to finish. It's not as simple as just viewing the houses and falling in love with one and buying it. ...
  5. The First Steps in the Home-Buying Process Many people dream of owning their own home. However, it can easily turn into a nightmare if a first-time buyer/couple is not prepared. There’s a steep learning curve in terms of everything that needs to be done and what paperwork will be required. Getting the right mortgage will also be one of ...
  6. What Does a Realtor Do Besides Show Me Homes? A realtor can offer a wide range of assistance to prospective home buyers. Choosing the right one can save you a great deal of money and secure you the home of your dreams.Is Every Real Estate Agent a Realtor?The quick answer is no. Therefore, you need to be sure you are working with a ...
  7. What Expenses Will I Have When Buying a Home? Many people get so excited at the prospect of owning their own home and dealing with the down payment and mortgage, that they overlook the many expenses that go into buying a home - both at the start and on an ongoing basis. Note that some of these fees might be up front, and others rolled into ...
  8. What Happens After My Offer Is Accepted? You’ve found the home of your dreams, and made an offer. What happens next? Quite a few things, is the answer, before you get the keys to your new home.The offer may seem like the end of the process, but it’s actually just the beginning of the really important things you need to take care ...
  9. What Is a Short Sale? In the course of looking for a dream home, prospective buyers will often hear the term "short sale." No, it does not mean you can move in right away. A short sale refers to the owner of the house being willing to sell the house for less than its market value. A short sale can potentially be a ...
  10. What Is an Earnest Money Deposit? Prospective new home owners can often become confused by the strange-sounding terms used throughout the process of looking at homes, finding one they love, and wanting to actually buy that house. There are a lot of steps involved from looking to moving in. One of those steps at the ...
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