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Home Insurance Dos and Don’ts

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Not Shopping Around for a Mortgage Can Cost You

Shopping around for a mortgage should be on every potential home buyer’s checklist. But a study by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau found that only about half of home buyers shopped around for a mortgage, meaning the other half considered … Continue reading

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Things Your Home Inspector Wishes You Knew

A home inspector can make or break a sale for both sellers and buyers. It’s why, no matter whether you’re buying or selling, the home inspection process can be somewhat terrifying! For sellers, it’s a stark reminder of the nagging issues you might … Continue reading

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How Much Does a Home Inspection Cost

How much does a home inspection cost? According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, a typical home inspection costs $300 to $500. In most cases, it’s well worth it for buyers to hire a home inspector. Home inspections, for you first-time … Continue reading

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Questions to Ask a Home Inspector Before, During, After

If you’re buying a house, you know that your home inspector will check it out and make sure it’s in decent shape. But if you want to get to know your home beyond its pretty facade, you should pepper your … Continue reading

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Millennials Underestimate Down Payment Needs

The pandemic is motivating more millennials to feel like they’re finally ready to buy a home. But do they have the savings to do it? Seventy-four percent of millennials—ages 25 to 40—recently surveyed by Point2Homes say they are interested in … Continue reading

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Bathroom Problems Buyers Can Miss in Virtual Tours

Bathrooms tend to be smaller spaces, making it easier for house hunters to miss things during a virtual tour. Potential problem areas may require further inspection. Sometimes real estate pros need to be the in-person eyes during their buyers’ search … Continue reading

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Exterior Things You Shouldn’t Miss During a Home Video Tour

In the age of coronavirus, video tours are quickly becoming the go-to alternative to in-person tours. But for prospective buyers, there’s more to the process than asking your smartphone-wielding agent to show you the chef’s kitchen and that walk-in closet … Continue reading

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Things To Ask Your Agent During a Video Tour of the Kitchen

Video tours have become an indispensable tool for house hunters in the COVID-19 era, although they do have their drawbacks—you won’t notice a bad odor through a video screen, after all. And if there’s one room for which you really need a … Continue reading

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Hidden Problems in a Living Room

The living room is one of the most important spaces to scrutinize when you’re house hunting. After all, that’s where you’ll unwind after a long day, share laughs with friends when you host game night, or find solace in a … Continue reading

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