December 14th, 2017 at 11:00 am


While there’s nothing quite like showing a home to a prospective buyer in person, technology is helping some agents hasten the deal before setting foot in the residence. They’re providing immersive walkthroughs from afar, uploading images of furniture into a virtual version of the home’s interior, and getting many required documents filed through smartphone apps. (more…)

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December 5th, 2017 at 11:00 am


Few urges are harder to resist than the desire to move into a home you’ve just bought and start making improvements right away. But should you put yourself through all the stress of launching immediate renovations, or is it better to settle in for a while and slowly figure out which modifications will work best in the long run? (more…)

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November 27th, 2017 at 11:00 am


So, you’ve found the home of your dreams. You obtained a preapproval letter from a mortgage lender. The seller has accepted your offer. You’re practically home-free, right?

Not so fast. There’s still one step left in the homebuying process: escrow. (more…)

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November 15th, 2017 at 11:00 am


When are closing costs due?

Closing is when the title of the property is transferred from the seller to the buyer, and is the last step in buying a home. Closing costs are the fees associated with your purchase. They are incurred by either the buyer or seller and can vary in each situation, depending on where you live, the property you buy, and the type of loan you choose.


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November 6th, 2017 at 11:00 am


Most of us don’t think twice about security when using ATMs. Ditto when buying merchandise with credit or debit cards at stores and online. Maybe that’s why, when making one of the biggest financial decisions of a lifetime, not all homebuyers are aware of the possible financial dangers that could affect the transaction.

With so many consumers impacted by the recent Equifax breach, it’s a good time to consider just how secure all of your financial data really is–especially when buying or selling a home. (more…)

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