Things To Watch Out for When Buying a Home

Putting an offer on a new home can force buyers into a very precarious situation. Often, they’re tasked with deciding on a home having spent very little time inside the house. Because your window to inspect the property is only open for a short time, knowing what red flags to avoid can make all the

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Consumer Reports: Notes on Buying Your First Home in an Economic Crisis

When I bought my first home in 2010, at age 24, it was the Great Recession, and the housing market—the entire world, really—was off-kilter. A little like it is now. I was newly married, a recent college grad, and I’d dreamed of getting my own place since I was a kid growing up in my

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Ask Brian: Buying When Contingent on Selling in a Tight Market

Ask Brian is a weekly column by Real Estate Expert Brian Kline. If you have questions on real estate investing, DIY, home buying/selling, or other housing inquiries please email your questions to [email protected] Question from Cliff in Salt Lake City: Hi Brian, I’m in a situation that I think a lot of buyers are in

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Ask Brian: Selling & Buying – What To Do?

Ask Brian is a weekly column by Real Estate Expert Brian Kline. If you have questions on real estate investing, DIY, home buying/selling, or other housing inquiries please email your questions to [email protected] Question. Jan from Boring, Oregon asks: Hey Brian, my husband and I knew four years ago when we bought our first home

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What You Need to Know About Closing Costs

Although a few costs and fees for buying a house may be paid ahead of time, the bulk of the financial settlement occurs at the closing table. If you haven’t been paying attention and listening closely to what to expect, you could be in for a financial shock when you sit down to settle up.

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The Best and Worst Ways to Shop for a New Home

Buying a home is an exciting venture, but many people embark on this venture with little knowledge about how to conduct their search efficiently. There are plenty of valuable resources online that can aid you in the search, but there are also plenty of sources that may mislead you. If you’re in the market for

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First Steps to Financing a Home

Practical tips for home buyers Buying a home can be exciting and a little scary all at the same time. There are many factors that go into buying a new home like finding the right buyer’s agent, the right neighborhood, the right house in that neighborhood. And this house, of course, will have to be

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Best Life Hacks to Help You Find the Perfect Home

Buying a home is not just about having a place to stay in. You should also see it as an investment that you can use in the future. That is why it is essential to look for a property that can serve as a place where you can live as well as an investment for

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5 Ways Buying a Home Will Change Your Finances Forever

Finances are one of the most important aspects of your life. When you buy a home, you are affecting your finances are going to be affected in a big way.

Home Buying for Beginners What You Should Expect

Buying a home can be a complicated task if you don’t know where to start.This will help walk you through the basics of home buying so you get a solid understanding of what it takes to complete the purchase process.

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