Buying a Home

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  • 5 Annoying Things That’ll Happen During the Homebuying Experience

    Buying a home is an exhilarating and sometimes scary experience. However, sometimes it can be just plain annoying. Here are five common occurrences to be prepared for.
    By Mike Kalis December 11, 2015 

  • House Hunting Out of State

    Buying a house is a huge undertaking to begin with, but buying a house in a different state presents unique challenges. Here are some helpful tips on how to house hunt out of state.
    By Amanda Trosen November 13, 2014 

  • Buying a Home? Take Our Quiz & Test Your Home Buying Knowledge

    Buying a home can be satisfying or stressful event. Here's an easy way to make sure you know the most important things about home buying before you hire a real estate agent or start looking at property. Test your real estate knowledge and get helpful...
    By Donna Cosmato October 17, 2011 


  • Cost Effective Financing and Downpayments

    Certain areas of the country are eligible for grants for home buying. These grants are available to potential home buyers if they meet certain requirements. Home buying grants are generally provided in the form of down payment assistance, and some are...
    By Finn Orfano August 31, 2011 

  • When It's Time to Make a Home Offer, How Long Should You Wait?

    You've found the home of your dreams and you rush back to the office of your real estate agent to start putting the offer together. When to make an offer on a home depends on when you and your real estate agent have all of the information together...
    By Kristie Lorette August 30, 2011 

  • Know the Government's Home Ownership Assistance Programs for Low Income Families

    Find information about grants to buy homes for low income families, and know your eligibility. The answers are right in your own community, since HUD extends financial help to families with low income, via state or local government sponsored home buying...
    By ciel s cantoria August 28, 2011 


  • Home Ownership: Calculating Down Payments

    After months and possibly years of saving money you finally feel you have saved a sufficient amount for a down payment. The question now becomes how much house you can afford. Knowing in advance how much money you can borrow allows you stay within your...
    By Finn Orfano August 26, 2011 

  • Things to Keep in Mind When Making a Low Offer on a House

    Making a lowball offer on a house requires some homework before writing the offer. Even in a buyer's market, you still need to choose the home well and craft the offer carefully to better your chances of having it accepted by the seller.
    By NicoleHarms August 21, 2011 

  • Conducting a Comprehensive Title Search and Verification of a Real Property

    After zeroing in on one or two properties as your buying choices, the next step is to have a real estate title search. In checking out the property against public records, you’ll be surprised to know that the documents you have to verify are more...
    By ciel s cantoria August 19, 2011 

  • House Shopping? Writing a Perfect Offer to Purchase

    When writing an offer to purchase, house buyers typically rely on real estate professionals. If you are going to be doing this on your own or assisting your agent, it is helpful to understand more about these important contracts.
    By NicoleHarms August 16, 2011 
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