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4 Possible Repairs to Watch for When Buying a Home

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Purchasing a new home is a job thatís suitable for people who are detail-oriented and thoughtful. New home purchases are enormous commitments. Thatís why vigilance is always optimal. You need to be on the lookout for possible repair jobs that may be necessary in the future. Keep your eyes peeled for any big issues.

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Home Buying Tip

for the week of: July 15

THE HOME INSPECTION

Before you finalize any home purchase offer, and especially before you go to closing, have the home thoroughly inspected for any defects that can cost you heavily.

Jump over to our home inspection section for more information on what needs to be inspected including a handy home inspection checklist.

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4 Fantastic Traits to Look for When Researching New Homes

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Before embarking on a house-hunting expedition, think about the important features you are looking for in a home. You probably already have a monthly budget for your house payment in mind. Think of the added cost on top of that if you need to add any of those important features. Can you add important features without placing a financial burden on your family that will make enjoying them, and your new home in general, difficult or impossible?

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5 Things to Know About Your New Neighborhood before Moving In

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Deciding to move to a new city can be a big decision. There are many things to think about including opportunities that you may be leaving behind. Therefore, you need to think carefully about the opportunities that lie ahead of you. Consider these five factors before making a decision to move to a new city.

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4 Techniques Every Home Buyer Needs under Their Belt

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It can be a daunting task trying to purchase a home if you’ve never done it before. There’s so much to consider when it comes to finding the right home for you. Once you know what you’re looking for, the process becomes a little easier. Here are some techniques that you should have under your belt before moving forward with your purchase.

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4 Tips to Making Your House Ready to Go on the Market

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Owning real estate is a great long-term investment. While real estate should be considered a long-term investment, there will come a time when you need to sell it. For those that are going through a sales process, selling a home can be stressful and challenging. Fortunately, there are four tips that anyone can follow to prepare for their home for sale. Following these tips will help to ensure the sale goes smoothly.

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home affordability tips

Ideas on how can afford a home purchase

  • start saving money:
    view budgeting techniques and rebate cards

  • view first-time options:
    FHA programs and zero-down mortgages

  • watch the interest rates:
    when they hit low levels, be prepared to act

  • have good credit:
    good credit means lower monthly payments

  • maintain good debt ratios:
    lenders view this as low risk

  • understand the process:
    understand how to negotiate best terms

read about these and other tips to help you afford a home purchase

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what is the value of the home

Check the market value of the home you are reviewing and neighborhood. It is a report you can use to structure your home purchase offer.

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Home Buying Guide and Home Search

Buying a home? You have landed at the right place. Our goal is to keep your home buying experience simple and straight to the point. Find home MLS listings, FSBO homes, foreclosures, new home construction, home classifieds, real estate agents, mortgage financing, home services, home buying steps, and just about everything to find and make a buy home decision.

Simply start with our quick home buying checklist that summarizes the home buying process. It references our free 7-step guide on home buying plans and home buying tips. Review our guides on home affordability, home buying numbers, escrow payments, home inspection, home location and neighborhood, home buying contract negotiations, home mortgage financing, closing and settlement, and more. Use this resource center to find the the right home, in the right location, and at the right price.

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