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Should You Buy a House on Well Water?

If you’re considering buying a home in a rural area, there’s a good chance it will be serviced by well water instead of city water. But is well water versus city water an important factor to consider when buying a home? We’ll explain how homes supplied by well water work and outline the required upkeep....

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Pocket Listing: What Buyers Need To Know

Maybe you’ve heard the adage “most jobs aren’t advertised.” While this may not be true, the sentiment that not all opportunities are open to everyone absolutely applies to buying a new home. Plenty of homes are sold without ever being listed.  Pocket listings are a way for homeowners to sell their home discreetly without dealing...

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What To Look For When Buying a House

A lot goes into buying a house. Considering it’s one of the biggest purchases people are likely to make in their lifetimes, it makes sense they’d want to know as much as possible going in. We’ll go over the most important things to look for, but know there’s no one-size-fits-all evaluation for houses. Some things...

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How to Buy Abandoned Property: A Step-by-Step Guide

Looking to buy a home for a low price? Maybe you’re interested in renovating that home and selling it for a significant profit. If so, buying an abandoned home might be the right choice.  However, buying an abandoned property comes with risk. The home you buy might need significant and costly repairs. You might be...

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Should You Look at a House Without Preapproval?

House hunting can escalate quickly. From casually browsing online and falling in love with a property to seriously considering putting in an offer, it can be a shorter leap than people realize. That said, it’s still a good idea to see a house in person before making any decisions. But what do you need to...

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What Is a Split-Level House?

When you’re home shopping, there’s a lot to consider – and see. If you’re the “dinner, then dessert” type, your priority will likely be to confirm that the homes you’re interested in have good foundations and are structurally sound.  Next, you’ll dive into dessert: the aesthetics, weighing the pros and cons of the architectural styles...

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Interest Rate vs. House Price: Are They Related? Which Matters More?

In life, few things are more exciting than buying your own home. The pride of homeownership is something most Americans strive for at some point in their lives. If you’re starting to explore houses on the market, there are two key factors you’ll want to keep in mind as a prospective home buyer: home prices...

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What’s the Difference Between a Condo and a Townhouse?

Let’s say you’re shopping for your new home. You know you want something in a complex with shared spaces. As you search, you keep running into two names for properties that seem almost identical: condos and townhouses. But what’s the difference between a condo and a townhouse? How do you know which is right for...

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Is It a Good Time To Buy a House?

Before home buyers can get to the part when the seller’s agent hands over the keys to their new home, they probably start their home buying journey with one question: Is now a good time to buy a house? While the question might look simple – the answer isn’t. From your personal goals and finances...

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What are Zoom Towns? Why Remote Workers are Moving

With the COVID-19 pandemic establishing a new remote work culture, more and more professionals are pursuing the Zoom town life as remote workers – making a living working from home or elsewhere outside of an office. Thanks to the increased popularity of online meetings and virtual events, you can Zoom into work from anywhere. So...

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The Worst and Best Time of the Year To Buy a House

Did you know your calendar can play a role in helping you get the best purchase price for the home you want? The time of year you buy a home can impact how much you pay for it. We don’t need to tell you homes are expensive. If keeping an eagle eye on your calendar...

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Property Title Search: What It Is and How It Works

If you’ve ever tried to buy a house, you’ve probably heard of a title. A title, specifically a property title, is a document that certifies ownership of an asset.  Naturally, when you buy a property, you and your mortgage lender want to ensure the title is accurate. For this reason, you’ll want to conduct a...

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