Category Archives: Buying

Welcome to the Buying section. Here you will find articles about how to buy a home, first-time home buyers, the cost of buying a home and much more.

Buying a First Home in 2013: How to Make a Good Investment

Buying your first home in 2013 is as exciting as it can be stressful. Those who have been through the process will tell you there is a lot to think about. In today’s changing market, what do first-time home buyers need to keep in mind over the next months and years? Here are a few important elements to keep in mind to help you make the best investment. Continue reading

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Choosing Between a New Home or an Established Home

Choosing Between a New Home and an Established Home

A home is the biggest investment many people will make in a lifetime, so it pays to be thorough when it comes to the search process. Choosing between buying a new home or an established one is a consideration for many of today’s buyers. By carefully considering your preferences and priorities, you can determine which is the better fit. Continue reading

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5 Things to Look for When Buying a Retirement Home

Many elderly people are choosing to continue living on their own but closer to family, in or near retirement communities, or near health care facilities. If this applies to you, below are 5 factors that will hopefully help you make wise choices in your home buying experience. Continue reading

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Inspecting a Home Security System - 2 Key Points

Inspecting a Home Security System: 2 Key Points

When a home buyer is inspecting a residence, the first thing to check is if the house seems safe. But what does “safe” look like? The needs of a home alarm system differ greatly depending on the kind of house one is looking at. Property owners view security systems to be a box to check to increase property value, but they usually don’t consider what constitutes a good system. Continue reading

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5 Easy Ways to Keep Your Summer Move Organized

5 Easy Ways to Keep Your Summer Move Organized

The moving season is upon us, and if you’ve moved before, you know how chaotic and daunting it can be. Don’t panic! You can get organized and eliminate stress before the moving truck arrives. Here are five easy tips to set you up for success and ensure that your move is organized and worry-free. Continue reading

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Leaking Faucet

Home Inspection Checklist: Focus on Plumbing

There are hundreds of factors that people consider when buying a new house, but it’s easy to overlook something as basic – and as expensive to fix – as the plumbing. Here are a few steps you can to take to spot potential plumbing problems before you sign a contract: Continue reading

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4 Things You MUST Know about your Mortgage

4 Things You MUST Know About Your Mortgage

You faithfully pay your mortgage every month, but do you know what goes into it? Probably not. When your current loan term is up, you should take some time to study what goes into your payment. It might help you make a better decision when it comes time to renew your mortgage. Here are a few terms you must know to help you understand your home mortgage. Continue reading

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Know the Guts of Your Home

Getting to Know the Guts of Your Home

Anyone shopping for a home needs to know where a few key organs of the house are − and why they are important. The point of knowing the where of these parts is not to make you an all-around master handyman; but knowing how to find them may help you recognize a problem. Continue reading

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5 Ways to Cope with Emergency Costs in the Home

5 Ways to Cope With Emergency Costs in the Home

Every person is faced with emergency situations, sometime or the other during his lifetime. An unexpected financial emergency can be extremely stressful, whether it is a medical emergency, job loss, unexpected home repairs or losses due to natural calamities. Dealing with an emergency can be very costly, especially when the situation is particularly devastating. The following are five effective ways to cope with emergency costs in the home. Continue reading

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Warning Signs of Foundation Problems

Here are some simple ways to identify the warning signs that the home you want to buy has foundation problems. Continue reading

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