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Should I buy a foreclosure or short sale home?

If you’re hoping to find a faster, less costly path to home ownership by purchasing a home that is in foreclosure or is a short sale, be wary. Buying a “distressed” property can be complicated, so her...

Should I buy a lot and build a home?

Are you simply not finding the home of your dreams among houses currently on the market? You may want to buy a lot and build your own. Buying land and building a new house has a few extra consideratio...

Should I buy a fixer upper?

One man’s money pit is another’s DIY project, but is a fixer-upper really right for you? Understanding the complexities of buying and renovating a fixer-upper can help you make the right decision abou...

Should I buy a new construction home or a resale?

What’s the difference between a new house purchase and buying an older home? Lenders don’t differentiate between new builds and resale homes as much as you’d think. Here are the top differences betwee...

How do I know if my home is in a good neighborhood?

Finding out as much as you can about your potential new neighborhood is a critical part of the home search process. You can change a home’s exterior or exterior but you can’t change its location. Here...

How do I avoid purchasing a money pit?

Everyone has heard the stories of homebuyers who got in over their heads. It doesn’t take a bathtub falling through the second story floor for a home purchase to turn into a vortex that eats all of yo...

How do I know if I’m getting a good deal?

When home prices are fluctuating wildly, it can be hard to determine if you are getting a good deal, but there are clues to follow. A good deal is more than just a price tag! Here’s how to figure out...

What is the best way to find a home?

You’ve saved and planned, and you’re finally ready to start house hunting. What is the best way to find a home? Should you use a real estate agent, online listings, or a mix of both to find your dream...

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