New Agent Blog

Buying a new home isn't the same as buying an existing home. The more you know going in, the more prepared you'll be to roll with the process - or run from the process. Everything all bright, shiny, and new No one else's taste, no one else's floorplan, no one else's germs. When you buy a brand - new home, it's built for you and hasn't been lived in by anyone but you. Decisions, decision, decisions There are those who love the idea of selecting the flooring, the cabinets, the kitchen countertops, the fi... read more
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Making the decision to move can be an exciting time, whether you’re moving across town or across the country. But it can also be a milestone surrounded by uncertainty: am I making the right decision? How will my kids adjust to a new school? Will I like my new neighborhood? According to the US Census, 11.2 percent of Americans moved in 2016, for reasons related to housing, family, and employment. And there’s one question pretty much everyone who is thinking about moving asks: How much will it cost to re... read more
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Want to know how to build a house cheap? That's understandable, given the median price of erecting a single-family home is $289,415. That's more than it costs to buy a house that's already built (currently $270,000). Yet if your heart is set on building your own home from the ground up, rest assured that there are ways to lower the expenses entailed. Here's some advice on how to build a house cheap. 1. Expand up rather than out Start saving by simplifying the design of y... read more
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You'd love to buy a house, and if it weren't for that pesky down payment, you'd be sitting pretty in a place of your own, right? You're not alone. Not surprisingly, the "top challenge for would-be homebuyers is the down payment requirement," said The Mortgage Reports. In a recent study, "Over half of potential buyers claimed saving a down payment was a bigger issue than credit scores, income needed or housing prices." There are some creative ways to get there. Look for down payment assistance Ma... read more
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Once you decide that this Spring you want to buy a new home — or your first house — the question is, "Where do we start?" The answer lies in two sets of decisions: #1. Start With Success: Begin by deciding what success means to you. Clarify what you really want and why, not just what's "in" right now. Explore this practical side before viewing properties. What matters is not the number of homes you see, but zeroing in on genuine good matches. For instance, a couple who wanted to add a mort... read more
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