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Hardscape

The Value of Hardscaping at Your Home

Curb appeal is one of the biggest factors when selling a home. Keeping the exterior of your home tidy and aesthetically pleasing can keep your neighborhood beautiful, encourage other homeowners…

Getting Keys

What to expect after your offer is accepted

Did your offer get accepted?  If so, congratulations! One of the first major items in the escrow process is the home inspection. Hopefully you took some time for yourself to…

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Finding a home and making an offer

In earlier posts we discussed finding the right lender and realtor. Now it is time to move on to the most exciting and sometimes nerve racking part of the home…

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How to pick the right real estate agent

In our last post we talked about the pre-approval and how the two most important items that any potential home buyer needed to focus on first was their credit and…

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Two major items home buyers need to think about before contacting a realtor.

Many people find it useful to have a checklist and on any good checklist these 2 items should be the first items on that list. as they are essential to…

Peak Season

Selling (or Buying) in Peak Real Estate Season

Produce has a season. So do sports. But did you know that real estate has a peak season as well? People buy and sell homes all year long but there…

Shopping for a New Home

A Step-by-Step Guide to Shopping for a New Home

Whether this is your first or tenth home purchase, shopping for a new home is an exciting time. It can also be a stressful and lengthy process. This guide can…

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First-Time Homebuyer’s Checklist

Ready to purchase your first home? Use this easy-to-follow checklist to navigate the path to home ownership. Determine Your Budget: It’s best to determine how much house you can afford…

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Understanding Cash to Close

If you have received your Closing Disclosure from your lender, you are almost done with your home buying journey. The Closing Disclosure, provided at least three full days before closing…

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How to Get Preapproved for a Mortgage

Before you begin your new home search, talk to a lender about getting preapproved for a mortgage. This important step can save you time in negotiations and keep your search…

home saving

5 Strategies to Save for a Home

Buying a home is a big purchase, one that takes time to save up to afford. Many homebuyers use a mortgage to finance the majority of the cost, but still…

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Expenses First Time Home Buyers Need to Save For

If you are getting ready to purchase your first home, there are a few expenses that you need to prepare for before getting to the final closing table. Some are…

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