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compromise

Compromise

Compromise. Sometimes it's difficult to do when you're shopping for the home of your dreams (or even a right-now home). Keep in mind there are things you shouldn't compromise, and here are three of them. I would add this advice: buy what you...

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Tips For Buyers From Texas Realtors

Tips For Buyers From Texas Realtors

Check out this handy little guide of buying tips, put together by the Texas Association of Realtors, from responses of surveyed Texas Realtors from all over the state. Avoid some of the most common mistakes buyers may make during this very impo...

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Power-of-Pets

The Power of Pets

This really comes into play when considering a condo purchase. Be sure you ask about any restrictions before making an offer. #NationalPetMonth

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Searching for a Smaller Home? Here are the Top Tips for Downsizing

Downsizing can be a great choice for homeowners looking to make a financial or lifestyle change. After all, a smaller amount of space means less money on utility bills and less stress from clutter. Are you a recent empty-nester? Moving for f...

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The Pros & Cons of a Buyer’s Letter: Standing Out in a Busy Market

Imagine, after weeks of searching, that you’ve finally found your dream home. It’s in the perfect location with the right features and exactly the amount of space you need. But after requesting more information, your agent informs you that ...

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Whats Included in the Sale

What’s Included in the Sale of a Home

As we get ready for the spring selling season, let's revisit the items generally included in the sale of a home or condo. Of course, properties in our vacation home market often convey with much more, so be sure to clearly communicate your int...

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How to Buy a Home in One Year: A Step-by-Step Guide

Let’s start the new year off right. If you’ve been dreaming of a new home, it’s time to get started. Here’s a month-by-month guide to planning for and buying a new home. It’s about time to set your new year’s resolution, right? Jan...

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Why You Should Buy a Home During the Off Season

Your personal home-buying schedule doesn’t have to correspond with the real estate market! In fact, buying during the “off season” can yield tremendous advantages. The “off season” differs depending on your specific location, but a...

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How to Sell Your Home (While Buying a New Home)

It’s a common real estate predicament: selling the home you currently live in while trying to buy a new one. So… what’s the most efficient way to go about it? All in all, it depends on your situation. Are you willing to buy a second ho...

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Home Buying Terminology: A Cheat Sheet

Buying a home shouldn’t be rocket science. You find the perfect home, make an offer to the seller, pay a couple of fees, and bam! You just bought a home. However, buying a home actually has a lot of moving parts which include a number of fun...

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Home Buying 101: The Service Providers You Need for Your Home Purchase

When it comes to buying a home, there are more things to consider than you may realize. After all, it’s a lot more complicated than walking into the grocery store to buy a gallon of milk! Buying a home is one of the biggest purchases the a...

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So, What Does a Realtor Actually Do for Home Buyers?

If you’re actively looking for a new home to buy, it may be tempting to try and do it yourself, without a Realtor. After all, the agent isn’t really working for you, right? There’s a common misconception that real estate agents are onl...

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5 Tips to Streamline Your Online Home Search

Who doesn’t love online shopping? You get to sit back in the comfort of your own home and browse fun things for sale on the internet. However, with online shopping comes hundreds of options from which to choose — and not all of them will wo...

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How to Make a Wants Vs. Needs List for Your Home Search

It’s spring, which means home buying season has officially arrived! If you’re on the hunt for a new home, chances are you’ve already thought about the features you’d like to have. However, one important part of searching for homes is...

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What’s Your Style? 5 Popular Architectural Styles to Consider for Your Dream Home

Dream homes around the country have one thing in common: amazing architecture. From Greek Revival to Modern, we’re breaking down the most popular architectural styles in America to help you discover your own dream home. 1. Greek Revival ...

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Do You Know What These Crucial Real Estate Acronyms Mean?

Acronyms are tossed around like crazy in the real estate world, which can be confusing to even the most veteran home buyers. But don’t worry — it doesn’t take long to learn the language. Here’s a quick list of the most widely used ho...

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6 Questions to Ask When Considering a Neighborhood with an HOA

Let’s say you have your heart set on buying a home in a community with a swimming pool, a clubhouse, and maybe even a playground or trails. Having access to these amenities often means living in a community with a homeowners association, or H...

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14 Conveniences You Don’t Want to Forget in Your Home Search

You have it all planned out. You know exactly which shopping centers and conveniences you want to live near, you know which amenities you need within a few miles of your community, and you have a general idea of where your workplace, grocery st...

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3 Home Buying Mistakes That are Far Too Easy to Make

This time of year is ideal for looking for homes. Since springtime is a popular home selling season, you have plenty of choices when it comes to finding listings in your preferred location, in your ideal price range, and with your favorite feat...

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9 Moments All Home Buyers Experience

You’re armed with your pre-approval letter, your wants and needs list, and your knowledge of the real estate market. Now comes the fun part: searching for homes! Like any part of buying a home, the home search has its ups and downs. But once ...

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The Top Real Estate Resolutions (And How to Keep Them)

Want to visit the gym more? Finally complete the home improvement project you’ve been working on? Save money for that new watch/car/house/vacation? January 1 is the perfect time to jumpstart your goals. If you’re like most people, according...

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How 2016 Technology Has Changed Your Home Search Forever

When was the last time you hopped in your car to start your home search? Most home buyers today just pick up their phones to instantly view properties all around the country — no car required. Each year, new tech changes the way that we in...

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6 Things Homebuyers Should Never Say During a Tour

Oops! Don't make these mistakes next time you're touring homes. 6 things homebuyers should never say during a tour

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3 Surprising Ways Public Schools Affect Your House Hunt

It’s back-to-school season. School supplies are front and center in the stores, back-to-school sales are everywhere, and school buses are becoming part of the morning commute. Even if the public school district is not an important factor i...

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7 Things You Must Do When Relocating

Anytime you relocate to a new area, whether it’s a city just a few miles away or across the country, you face a unique set of challenges. The housing market, the transit, and even the weather may not be what you’re used to. Planning y...

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