Buying

Sept. 23, 2022

Ways To Declutter Before Moving House

Once you’ve successfully decluttered, it’s time to dispose of the unwanted objects. Donation is a worthy route, and more can be put to good use than you might think. For instance, tattered linens and towels can be donated to animal shelters or used as a green alternative to packing supplies ...

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Aug. 22, 2022

5 Contingencies in a Real Estate Contract

When you place an offer on a home, you are essentially writing a purchase contract that the seller may agree to, or counter with changes. Once the price and terms of the home sale are mutually agreed upon, the purchase offer becomes a binding contract. For this reason, having the ...

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Aug. 19, 2022

4 Real Estate Negotiation Techniques

As a real estate professional, one of your main responsibilities is to fight for the best interests of your clients. You need to know how to negotiate the deal in a way that represents your clients but is respectful of the buyer or seller. There are specific techniques that are ...

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Aug. 15, 2022

How To Avoid Mortgage Fraud

Fraud in its simplest form is deliberate misrepresentation and deception. One party deceives another by misrepresenting information, facts, and figures. So, mortgage fraud is not just predatory lending practices that target certain borrowers. Housing or mortgage fraud can be committed by individuals who intend to occupy a property as a ...

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Posted in Buying, Finance
Aug. 12, 2022

What To Look For When Buying A Historic Home

What To Look For When Buying A Historic Home

Perhaps you have been searching for several months or even years, and now you have found the perfect home. Your dream comes with elaborately detailed scrollwork, a hand-carved newel post, or stately white columns. It is also listed as a contributing resource to a historic district on the National Register ...

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Aug. 5, 2022

How Do Millennials Save For A Down Payment

Saving enough money for a home down payment is a challenge for every generation, but millennials face extra hurdles.  With determination, discipline, and a plan, you can do it.  Career prospects for many millennials were handicapped by the great recession of 2008. Many millennials carry a lot of ...

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July 25, 2022

How To Save Money When Buying A Home

How To Save Money When Buying A Home

In a seller’s market, it’s easy to get so caught up in competing for available and affordable listings. You can reduce your stress and costs by using some money-saving tactics before starting your house hunt.

Apply for Down Payment Assistance

Down payment assistance, or DPA, is one of the best-kept ...

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July 4, 2022

Why Should You Buy a Home this Year

Why Should You Buy a Home this Year

Every family and each individual has various factors affecting the ability and the decision to buy a home. Owning a home is a fulfilling experience that many people look forward to. However, despite the freedom and other benefits that come with moving into your own home, making a move at ...

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June 23, 2022

Purchasing a Home Could Help Weather the Inflation Storm

Purchasing a Home Could Help Weather the Inflation Storm

The cost of consumer goods across the country in many different industries is increasing which has led to concerns about inflation and if people will be able to afford essential items that they could easily afford just a few years ago. Advice from top financial experts says that there are ...

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May 30, 2022

5 Tips to Know When Buying a Portland Short Sale

As home prices have increased significantly some buyers are looking at the option to purchase a short sale property as a means to better afford their dream home in Portland Oregon.

What is a short sale?

When your home value sinks below the amount you owe on your mortgage and ...

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