The Buyer's Guide to Real Estate

The Lender Or The Real Estate Agent: Whom Should You Contact First?

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When purchasing a new home, it’s important that you speak to a local real estate agent. It’s also important that you secure a loan, preferably a preapproved one. But which of these should represent the first thing you do?  You should probably consider securing a real estate agent first. Here’s why. A Real Estate Agent Can Help You Find a Lender Securing a loan can become quite the frustrating process. A real estate agent can help you find the right lender that won’t have you hopping over lines of red tape. Read More»

Ready To Rent Out Your Townhouse? 4 Things To Do To Get Prepared

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If you own a townhouse that you no longer want to live in yourself, but instead want to rent out townhouse, you need to make sure that you are really ready for the process. Here are four things you need to do to prepare yourself for becoming a townhouse landlord. #1 Learn About Your Rights & Obligations The first thing you need to do is make sure that you understand all of your rights and obligations as a landlord. Read More»

Homes For Sale: Problems With Purchasing And How To Overcome Them

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Couples who missed the high-interest rate mortgages and the burst mortgage bubbles of a decade ago are now the ones looking to buy homes. The problem is, many of the homes available in areas are way out of reach for these couples that spent the last decade scraping together money for a down payment and closing costs. Why is that? If you are one-half of these couples who are flabbergasted by the prices of homes for sale, here are the problems experienced by similar couples across the country and how to overcome them. Read More»

A Few Reasons To Use A Real Estate Agent

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You want to make sure that the home that you buy is perfect for you and your family. You know your budget, and you know exactly what you want in a home. Well now you can search and search or you could hire a real estate agent. There are many different reasons to hire a real estate agent but really it is up to you. While some people like to do the job search all on their own, you may find that you save a lot of time using a real estate agent. Read More»

Tips For Evaluating A Potential Home's Yard

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As you are evaluating potential, new homes to buy, you may be tempted to focus almost all of your attention on the house itself. However, this can overlook the importance of ensuring that the landscaping will meet your family’s needs. If you are ill-prepared to evaluate a home’s yard, you should follow several tips that can help you to accurately evaluate whether the yard will be sufficient for your needs. Read More»