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First-Time Home Buyers Need to Know These 9 Things

First-Time home buyers need to know these nine things to reduce stress by familiarizing themselves with the various steps. First-time buyers, in particular, need to ask questions. The real estate…

How an Adjustable-Rate Mortgage Could Give You a Lower Interest Rate

If you've been considering buying a home, you may have come across the term "adjustable-rate mortgage" or "ARM." An ARM is a type of mortgage loan in which the interest…

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Spooked by Rising Mortgage Rates: 4 Essential Steps to Preserve Your Home Ownership Dreams

When interest rates are on the rise, it is easy for home buyers to get spooked. The home that once seemed so affordable at a 3% mortgage rate now seems…

How to Buy Your First Home: A Beginner’s Guide

Buying a home is an exciting milestone, but it can be daunting if you're not sure where to begin. While plenty of resources are available online to help you figure…


The Value of Hardscaping at Your Home

Curb appeal is one of the biggest factors when selling a home. Keeping the exterior of your home tidy and aesthetically pleasing can keep your neighborhood beautiful, encourage other homeowners…

Getting Keys

What to expect after your offer is accepted

Did your offer get accepted?  If so, congratulations! One of the first major items in the escrow process is the home inspection. Hopefully you took some time for yourself to…

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Finding a home and making an offer

In earlier posts we discussed finding the right lender and realtor. Now it is time to move on to the most exciting and sometimes nerve racking part of the home…

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How to pick the right real estate agent

In our last post we talked about the pre-approval and how the two most important items that any potential home buyer needed to focus on first was their credit and…

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Two major items home buyers need to think about before contacting a realtor.

Many people find it useful to have a checklist and on any good checklist these 2 items should be the first items on that list. as they are essential to…

Peak Season

Selling (or Buying) in Peak Real Estate Season

Produce has a season. So do sports. But did you know that real estate has a peak season as well? People buy and sell homes all year long but there…

Shopping for a New Home

A Step-by-Step Guide to Shopping for a New Home

Whether this is your first or tenth home purchase, shopping for a new home is an exciting time. It can also be a stressful and lengthy process. This guide can…

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Understanding Cash to Close

If you have received your Home Closing Disclosure from your lender, you are almost done with your home buying journey. The Home Closing Disclosure, provided at least three full days…

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