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4 Common Contingencies Homebuyers Must Know Before Making an Offer

Do you know what types of offers make sellers jump for joy? How about contingencies that make them nervous enough to say no? Offers with contingencies are sometimes necessary, but not all contingencies are created equal. If you’re about to submit an offer on your dream home and you’re not sure how many contingencies is…

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What is a Bridge Loan, and Can it Work For Your Home Purchase?

When homebuying funds are tied up in your current home, it can be difficult to feel free to search for your dream home. How will you find the cash for a down payment? How will your offer compete with others in your area? And what are your options as you watch ideal home after ideal…

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How to Make an Offer on A House

3 Pieces of Advice When Making an Offer on A House Buying a home is an exciting milestone, an investment, and often, a major stressor. The fun part is looking for a new home. The stress comes in when you are ready to make an offer. How much do you offer? What terms do you…

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The Best Time to Buy a Home

When Should You Buy? There’s a common question amongst potential home buyers: when is the best time to buy a home? The inevitable response from most is that spring is when the inventory is at its peak, giving buyers more options, and winter is when prices are somewhat lower, allowing buyers to get a discount.…

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What Are Your Options If You Want to Move into A New Home Fast?

So, you want to move into a new home quickly but have to sell your existing home first? You’re in the same predicament as 43 percent of homeowners looking to move. It’s one of the reasons the home selling/buying process is considered one of life’s biggest stressors. There’s so much pressure to sell before you…

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How to Buy a New Home with No Down Payment

Types of Mortgage Loans Buying a new home before you’ve sold your current home may be out of the question if you can’t come up with the required down payment. Forking over the typical 20 percent down payment can be cost-prohibitive for many home buyers, particularly if you’re already paying a mortgage on your existing…

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How to Buy and Sell a House at the Same Time in 3 Steps

What You Need to Know About Buying and Selling a House at the Same Time In a perfect world, real estate deals would be timed perfectly, enabling a buyer to sell their existing property just as they purchase a new property. This would prevent the hassles and stress that plague so many of these transactions.…

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3 Questions to Ask Bridge Loan Lenders Before You Sign

Are Bridge Loans The Answer? Considering a bridge loan? You may be if you’ve found your dream house and haven’t sold your existing one yet. Bridge loans “bridge” the gap between the sale of an existing property and the purchase of a new one. These types of loans are generally used when the market is…

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Have a Mortgage and Want to Buy Another House?

The Age-Old Dilemma The residential real estate process has an inherent flaw, at least for those without unlimited funds. In order for most to purchase your next house, you must sell your current home and pay off your existing mortgage first. So many homeowners wonder, “If I have a mortgage and want to buy another…

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