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Making an Offer 101

You picked the perfect neighborhood. You spent a month of weekends attending open houses and being guided by your intrepid realtor.

And you’ve found the perfect home!

After a first-time home buyer takes a moment to enjoy the relief of finding their dream home, there’s still a lot more work to do. An experienced realtor will be able to guide you through much of the process to come, but an informed buyer is a happy buyer, especially when you make a purchase that can affect every other part of your life.

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Home Buying

Rural Development Loans Can Help You Buy

Jane Austen wrote that “There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.” Thanks to the US Department of Agriculture, that comfort is available to many people who might not otherwise qualify for a traditional mortgage. The USDA Rural Development Guaranteed Housing Loan program served over 100,000 families in 2017 with the goal of enhancing the quality of life for citizens living outside of urban centers.

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5 Items to Add to Your Home Selling Checklist
Home Selling

5 Items to Add to Your Home Selling Checklist

Many reasons could lead to putting your house up for sale: a job forced you to relocate; the arrival of a new child; or one leaves for college. Whatever the reason, it’s nearly impossible to remove emotion when it comes to selling your home. That’s why it’s important to have a detailed blueprint to help guide your process. Here are 5 items you can’t afford to overlook when selling a house.

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Tips for House Hunting as Empty Nesters
Empty Nesters

Tips for House Hunting as Empty Nesters

Often times when couples become empty nesters, they realize they don’t need all the extra space around their houses. This often leads to downsizing! Here are a few great tips and factors empty nesters should consider before moving.

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Why Curb Appeal (and Web Appeal) Matters
Home Selling

Why Curb Appeal (and Web Appeal) Matters

“According to the National Association of Realtors, 63 percent of home buyers will drop by after viewing a home they like online. What will they see? The home’s exterior – including the front entry, yard, driveway, sidewalk — should serve as a snapshot of what’s to come when potential buyers enter your home.” (HGTV)

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10 Ways to Stage Your Home for an Open House
Home Selling

10 Ways to Stage Your Home for an Open House

Did you know preparing your home for an open house could dramatically increase the selling price? While it’s important to make your house look it’s very best, we understand that you don’t want to break the bank. Here are some brilliant hacks for staging your house for a showing on a budget!

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The 3 Stages of First-Time Home Buying
First Time Home Buyers

The 3 Stages of First-Time Home Buying

Being a first-time home buyer can be overwhelming. There are so many steps and processes that seemingly all happen at once! Don’t worry. We broke down the process into three easy stages to help you ease into the process.

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3 Steps for Closing on a Home You Love
Closing on a Home

3 Steps for Closing on a Home You Love

Your search is over and you’ve found a home you love. Congratulations! It’s time to close on the house you have decided on. The closing process can be intimidating, but we broke it down into 3 simple steps that will make you feel much more comfortable during the entire process.

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