Home Buying

How to Buy a Home: The Real Estate Closing

How to Buy a Home: The Real Estate Closing

The Real Estate Closing is post number eight of an eight post series on How to Buy a Home. The real estate closing, or settlement as it’s sometimes called, is the grand finale—the process that makes that house officially yours. The buyer (that’s you), buyer’s agent, seller and seller’s agent attend the closing, which is […]

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How to Buy a Home: Get a Mortgage

How to Buy a Home: Get a Mortgage

Get a Mortgage is post number seven of an eight post series on How to Buy a Home. Alright. This is important, so pay attention! When it comes to getting a mortgage, there’s more than one way to skin a cat. There are two – that is, two broad categories of mortgage loans: fixed and adjustable rate […]

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How to Buy a Home: Making an Offer

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How to Buy a Home: Making an Offer

Making an Offer is the sixth post in an eight-post series on How to Buy a Home. So you’ve found “the one” and you want to make an offer. Yee haw! But not so fast, Sunny Jim. Before you start throwing around numbers, you’re gonna need a little strategery. The first step when making an […]

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How to Buy a Home: Search for Properties

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How to Buy a Home: Search for Properties

Search for Properties is the 5th of an eight-post series on How to Buy a Home. Unless you’re like, a bazillion years old, the term “search for properties” means you begin online. Back in the day, people had to check the real estate section in the Sunday paper to see properties for sale. Of course, now […]

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How to Buy a Home: Find a Realtor

Filed in Home Buying by on April 15, 2015 0 Comments
How to Buy a Home: Find a Realtor

Find a Realtor® is post number four of an eight post series on How to Buy a Home. Your choice of Realtor to represent you is one of, if not the most important decisions in the home purchase process. Sure, its weird that they put their picture on everything from business cards to bus stops, but finding […]

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