How to Avoid Craigslist Scams


For over two decades, Craigslist has been the go-to online marketplace for a reason – it works. You can list just about anything for sale and no matter what it is, chances are it will sell. As a buyer, you have the freedom to negotiate price and you don’t have to pay shipping fees because […]


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Sustainable Communities: A Key to Happiness?


When you begin doing your research for purchasing a new home, investigating the health and sustainability of a particular community may be the key to setting yourself up for long-term happiness. Likewise, if you are putting your home on the market, sharing the intangible factors that make up your current neighborhood can be major selling […]


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6 Hidden Costs of Buying a House


Buying your first home is an exciting time. You’ll finally have a place to call your own and can start building equity in it. However, it’s important to remember that the costs of owning a home go beyond your down payment and monthly mortgage payment. Here are several expenses you should consider when creating your […]


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How Can ForSaleByOwner Help Me Find My Dream Home?


You’ve searched and searched to find the house of your dreams, the one that draws you in with every defining detail like it was destined to be yours. And then you find it, but it’s sporting a striking red and white sign with “For Sale By Owner” emblazoned on it. To some, this statement can be […]


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Things Homebuyers Should Never Say During an Open House


Touring open houses in a quest to find your new home is exciting for any homebuyer. And while it’s necessary to ask questions while checking out a home, there are some comments potential buyers should keep to themselves. First, real estate agents, the home’s sellers and the neighbors all have a vested interest in what […]


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4 Ways VA Loans Help Veterans Afford Their Dream Homes


VA home loans offer veterans significant benefits when buying a home: they can negotiate their interest rate, reduce or finance some closing costs and don’t have mortgage insurance premiums. To celebrate our service members this Veteran’s Day, we’re sharing the ways these loans can help veterans afford the homes of their dreams.


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4 Ways to Sell Your Home During the Holidays


There was a time when having a home on the market during the holidays was unthinkable. With buyers preoccupied by cooking, shopping and traveling, conventional wisdom said that house hunters would never have the time to search listings and visit open houses. Today’s buyers, however, can search for homes while making Thanksgiving dinner, on a […]


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