January 25th, 2018 at 11:30 am


It’s almost the end of January, and many of us are still trying (possibly failing) to fulfill our resolutions for the year.

Instead of holding on to unrealistic resolutions, try setting a personal goal for yourself: Make 2018 the year you buy a home or the year you set yourself up to buy one next spring. (more…)

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December 29th, 2017 at 10:00 am


When is the best time to buy a home? Ask a dozen real estate professionals and you’ll get at least 13 different replies.

There’s no precise science to answering the question. Market forces across the country vary by factors such as weather, terrain, interest rates, school districts, and, of course, housing inventory. (more…)

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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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