Keys to Homeownership: Closing
Congratulations, your offer has been accepted, the home passed inspection and you are finally ready for the closing. This is the last contractual hurdle you’ll face, but until the closing is…
Keys to Homeownership: Getting a Home Inspection
Before signing on the dotted line, it’s important to know what exactly comes with the new house you’re about to buy. In addition to that amazing kitchen, fabulous master bath and lush green…
Keys to Homeownership: Negotiating a Purchase Price
Congratulations, you found it …your dream home! Before you celebrate, though, you first have to put in an offer and come to an agreed-upon price between you and the seller. Negotiating…
Keys to Homeownership: Finding the Right Neighborhood
It’s no coincidence that one of the most popular and timeless pieces of advice in real estate is, “Location, location, location.” And while finding the “perfect” home is important, finding the…
Keys to Homeownership: Affording a Home
Ask any real estate professional what the first step in the home buying process should be, and they will almost always say “get pre-approved.” Many first-time buyers aren’t quite sure…
5 Chores to Do in Your New Home
Is there really such a thing as “move-in condition”? Maybe, especially if the home is brand new. But even a home just a few years old may need some attention…
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Your emailed receipts are saved on your computer. The bank statements you get by mail are haphazardly tossed into a desk drawer. Your car insurance policy is buried somewhere in a…
Ways to Keep Your Detached Garage Safe and Secure
What do you keep in your garage? Cars? Lawn equipment? Tools? Chances are, you’re storing some valuable belongings in there. While you may have home security measures in place, you…
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So, you’re ready to take a leap of faith and buy a home. This type of life change can be as stressful as it is exciting, but if you know…
If a Passenger Falls Off My Boat, What Do I Do?
Boating can give you a chance to feel the wind in your hair and enjoy the sunshine, while providing an opportunity to cool off, too. But even if you take…