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Hurried Homebuying

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 12/12/16 7:00 PM

Buying a home can be a whole lot of hurry-up and wait.

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Topics: homebuying, homebuyer, checklist

Buyer Turn-Offs

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 11/30/16 6:30 PM

Selling your home in the next year? Now is the time to prepare your home for selling in the upcoming spring.

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Topics: Home Buyer, Staging, Roofing, Roof, appliance, pests, homebuyer, selling, HVAC, foundation, windows, trulia

Popular Home Features by State

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 11/10/16 8:00 PM

When buying a home, we all ponder features and amenities best suited to our own tastes, but have you ever considered what home amenities are popular and where?

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Topics: Home, Storage, hardwood, Buying, homebuying, countertops, deck, granite, homebuyer, features, amenities, views

About HOAs

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 11/1/16 9:00 PM

If you’re an outsider to Home Owners Associations, the thought of joining one when you purchase a home may be enough to send you in the other direction.

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Topics: Home, Neighborhood, Buying, homeownership, fees, homebuyer, HOA, home owners association

Buyer Demand Increases

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 9/22/16 9:00 PM

Although we typically view summer as the hot time to buy and sell houses, last week CNBC reported that homebuyers were jumping back into the homebuying game as mortgage applications rose.

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Topics: Market, fall, Mortgage Market, homebuying, homebuyer

For Sale By Owner: What You Need to Know

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 9/19/16 10:10 PM

If you’re searching for a home, you’ve probably stumbled upon a listing as “For Sale by Owner” or FSBO. There’s a decent amount of apprehension about buying a home when it is for sale by owner. Is it easier? More difficult?

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Topics: Realtor, Buying, homebuying, homebuyer, for sale by owner, FSBO

First Time Homebuyers Challenge

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 9/16/16 8:30 PM

While the number of first time homebuyers from August 2015 to August 2016 went from 35% to 51%, different challenges for first time home buyers emerge.

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Topics: First Time Home Buyers, Home Buyer, homebuying, homebuyer

Homebuying Confidence Continues

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 8/11/16 7:30 PM

Fannie Mae’s “Home Purchase Sentiment Index” revealed an all-time high in consumer’s confidence in the housing market, according to housingwire.com.

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Topics: Home, Market, Mortgage Market, Buying, homebuying, home buying, confidence, homebuyer

Appraisal Process

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 8/5/16 8:30 PM

So you’ve ordered an appraisal on a property, or perhaps you’re having your property appraised for a refinance or before you put it on the market.

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Topics: Home, Refinance, Appraisal, Home Buyer, Sellers, refi, home buying, homebuyer

Buyers, Sellers, & Closing Costs

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 7/14/16 7:30 PM

Although we’ve done a lot to de-mystify closing costs with our Understanding TRID guide, you may be curious about what to expect at the closing table.

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Topics: homebuying, closing costs, closing, fees, homebuyer

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