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What to Wear When You’re House Hunting

There’s a winning formula for your closing clothing. Whether it’s your first time buying a house or you’re upgrading to bigger digs, your personal presentation can play a crucial part in your success. You want to project that you’re a mature, responsible, and financially stable adult—don’t let your clothes tell a different story. Stylist Charlotte Jenkins shares her top style tips for...

How to negotiate the best deal when buying a house

The old saying is that in real estate, everything is negotiable. But is it really? When you go to buy a house, you’re certainly hoping to get the best price and terms. To do that, you need to know when to start negotiating and when to stop. That begins with being familiar with the market, down to the neighborhood and maybe even the street. If there are more homes for sale than people who want them,...

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What Not to Do Before Buying a Home

Many first-time home buyers are surprised to discover just how many ways you can mess up a home purchase. You may have got your pre-approval, found a home you loved and made an offer. But if you want to avoid messing up the transaction, you will need to be extremely careful until the sale has closed. Keep reading as I tackle what not to do before buying a house. Many of these items are mortgage...

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First Things You Need to Do After Buying a House

So you just closed on your mortgage and moved into your new house. Now what? Here are some of the first things you need to do after buying a house. Tell Everyone About Your New Address Of course people let to tell everyone when they just bought a home especially first time home buyers. But make sure you also give your new address to friends and family. You can do this easily using Facebook or a...

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9 Signs You’re Ready to Stop Renting and Buy Your First Place

Do you dream of a future with a yard and a white picket fence? One where you’re not writing away 30 percent of your salary to your landlord every month? Being able to buy a home is a big part of what we’re sold as “The American Dream,” but it’s not for everyone. Renting an apartment forever is absolutely an option, and a damn good one. But still, many people every year...

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23 Scientific Reasons Why Owning is Better than Renting

Need a reason to justify your reason for wanting to own a house instead of renting? We have 23 reasons for you, backed by proven facts. Homeownership has always been considered the gateway to the middle class and a benchmark of the American Dream. However, many families have chosen to find domestic bliss without paying a mortgage in recent years. What they're missing are the big benefits of...

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When Is The Best Time To Buy A House? A Complete Breakdown

You’ve got your down payment ready to go, your credit report is sparkling, you have a real estate agent lined up and you’re about to hit “submit” on that mortgage preapproval application when you stop to wonder: Is now the right time? It’s an important question. Your ability to buy a house you love (at a price you love) isn’t just affected by your own financial circumstances,...

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Viewing tips for first time buyers

Top tips for first time buyers to know what to look out for when viewing potential homes Buying your first place is exciting but can feel daunting, and no wonder! You will most likely be spending more on your home than on anything else you ever buy, and paying for it for years. It makes sense to take your time and get it right. Priorities Before you start, think very hard about your...

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How many homes does a house hunter view before making an offer?

With research showing that homebuyers view between four and eight properties before committing, Tepilo offers advice on how to push through a sale. As ever, we like to keep sellers up to date with the latest home-buying news. After all, if you can understand the mindset, motivations and desires of prospective buyers, you can better tailor your sales strategy and therefore increase your chances of getting...

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Here’s What to Look for When Buying a House

Shopping for a new home can be exciting, and it’s tempting to grab the first house you fall in love with. But exercising a little patience will go a long way toward turning your purchase into a haven instead of a headache. Ahead, learn what to look for when buying a house: renovation potential, size and storage, and neighborhood. 1. Renovation Potential Don’t overestimate your abilities. Determine...

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