Congratulations! You have decided to purchase a home, or are thinking about buying one. You'll be joining the ranks of hundreds of families who realize that home ownership offers a number of benefits including building equity, saving for the future, and creating an environment for your family. When you own your own home, your hard-earned dollars contribute to your mortgage. The equity you earn is yours. Over time, your home will increase in value.
In the following articles, you'll find the information you need to make a wise buying decision. We'll take you through the planning process step-by-step, to help you determine which home is right for you. You'll find a host of informative articles on mortgages, viewing homes, the offer, closing details and moving.
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Avoid Common Buyer Errors
Some buyers, however, caught up in the excitement of buying a new home tend to overlook some items. When you have a systematic plan before you shop, you’ll be sure to avoid these costly errors. Here are some tips on making the most of your home purchase.
But Do You Need It?
Of course a basement waterfall and grotto is a practical and useful addition to any home. That’s pretty much the only thing standing between you and the lifestyle you’ve always dreamed about, right? But who’s going to clean it? It’s easy to fall in love with certain features of a home only to find out that those same features, in the long run, are your least favorite. Here are a few common ‘extras’ and a quick assessment of their relative values.
Five Essentials for First Time Home Buyers
Many renters are starting to think about purchasing a home of their own. This article highlights several factors that should be considered when purchasing a home. A MUST-READ for first time home buyers!
Get the RIGHT HOME at the RIGHT PRICE!
This article helps you become a savvy buyer, by pointing out some of the pitfalls inherent in the home-buying process.
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Moving Tips Checklist
We prepared a Moving Tips Checklist to help you anticipate each step of the process and hopefully avoid any last minute hassles.
Secrets of Stagers – 13 Ways to Make Your Home Look Like a Million Bucks!
Whether you're designing to dwell or designing to sell, here’s how the home-staging pros get that "I have to have it!" look–and how their tips and tricks can make your own humble abode look like a million bucks.
Six Simple Steps to Ensure a Smooth Home Purchase
Buying a home can be an emotional, time-consuming, and complex process. There are a few things that you can do to help make the process go as smooth as possible.