Four Things To Do Before You Even Contact A Realtor To Buy A Home

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Purchasing a home is exciting. Once you've decided that you want to buy, you may be tempted to rush right into the realtor's office and start your search. However, to make sure the process goes smoothly and that you end up with the best home for your needs, there are a few things you should do before you even contact a real estate agent. Check your credit score. Look up your credit score through at least one of the three major credit reporting agencies.

17 January 2017

3 Things To Consider Before Renting A Waterfront Home

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Homes located right on the water are as desirable for renters as they are for prospective buyers. Whether you're considering a short-term rental for a vacation or you're looking for a long-term rental home, a place that's located right on the water means great views and water-based leisure activities. But that doesn't mean that you should jump on the first waterfront rental that looks affordable. Take a look at a few things that you need to consider before renting a waterfront home.

17 January 2017

3 Reasons People Love Homeowners Associations

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Many neighborhoods and residents wonder if they should organize a homeowners association (HOA). Although there are many communities that choose not to have an HOA, as a whole there are many benefits to having an association, which is why so many people choose to live in a community that has one. For instance, here are some of the advantages of living in an area that has an HOA. 1. Stability Of Property Values

17 January 2017

Buying A Home When You Own A Dog: What To Look For In Properties

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Buying a home is a joyous experience and is made much better when you shop with your entire family in mind. If you have a dog, you want to make sure you choose a property that allows them plenty of room to play and, well, be a dog without bugging neighbors. This means you need to shop with your canine as your inspiration when it comes to finding your dream home.

12 January 2017

Looking For Hunting Land In New York? Try These Three Locations

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New York State has some of the most amazing hunting land in the country. But if you're not familiar with the area, you might not know where to look. So, this guide will help you out. Two of the locations are not too far outside of New York City. This is perfect if you live in Manhattan and want a piece of property that you can get to without getting on a plane or driving in a car for a dozen hours.

11 January 2017

Three Tips For Preparing Your Home To Show

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When you list your home for sale, one of the things that your real estate agent will likely suggest is that you schedule an open house. In addition, interested buyers may ask for a showing. For first-time sellers, this can be an intimidating and confusing process. Here are a few tips for you to prepare your house for those potential buyers. Create Some Emotional Separation One of the hardest things for sellers is the emotional investment in the house and the items in it.

11 January 2017

Ask Your Real Estate Agent To Remind You Of These Commitments Made Early In The Process

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During the process of buying or selling a home, your real estate agent will wear a number of hats. These roles can relate to providing guidance, helping with the negotiation, and even connecting you with other industry professionals whose help you may need. You shouldn't be afraid to ask your agent to fulfill another duty — holding you to the commitments you make early in the process. It's easy to get swept up by the excitement or trying to buy or sell a home and end up betraying your original objectives, but a gentle reminder from your agent will come in handy.

22 December 2016