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Buying Your First Home? Plan for These Hidden Costs

Posted by Marian D'Unger on August 02, 2018 in  Home Buying
You’re excited because you just found the perfect home. The neighborhood is great, the house is charming and the price is right. But if you’re a first-time home buyer, you might find out that the price is pretty far from perfect. If you’re shopping for your first home, prepare for additional — and often unexpected — home-buying costs. They catch many home buyers unaware and can quickly leave you underwater on your new home. Expect the unexpected For almost every person wh... read more
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"Location, location, location" are the cornerstones of property value and neighborhood popularity. Evaluating this seemingly-simple, triple-impact factor goes beyond merely checking out the street address. Yes, proximity to the places you and family members regularly must or want to visit is an important factor in identifying an ideal location. However, there's more to accessing location than an address. LOCATION CHECKLIST Below is a comprehensive checklist of LOCATION FACTORS many of which may be overl... read more
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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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