How to Avoid the 6 Most Common Moving Mistakes

How to Avoid the 6 Most Common Moving Mistakes

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Moving to a new home is more than packing up your things and calling up a moving company. Here are some of the most common mistakes people make when they decide to move: 1.    Hiring the Wrong Movers Working with the right moving company is half the battle. Hiring an experienced and reliable professional mover can help you save time, …

Top 5 Things to Look Out for When Buying a Home

Top 5 Things to Look Out for When Buying a Home

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Ready to live the American dream and buying your very first home? Make sure you keep an eye out for these five key elements before you sign that contract. Take a stroll, talk to neighbors and keep your eyes and ears peeled for any warning signs. Check how close the cafes, schools and main roads are, depending on your preference. …

Rising Interest Rates Threaten to Price Out Homebuyers

Rising Interest Rates Threaten to Price Out Homebuyers

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It could get a lot tougher for first-time homebuyers to afford their first home if interest rates rise in 2016 as predicted. Our country has seen incredibly low interest rates since the great recession with sub 4% being the new norm, that is about to change. In anticipation of the Federal Reserve’s meeting this month, we’ve already seen rate start …

Title Insurance Explained

Real Estate 101: Title Insurance Explained

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Your home is the typically the largest investment many people make during their life. As you begin to research the home buying process you’ll soon come across the term “title insurance” among the many new terms you will learn. There are other types of insurance you will need to get that are fairly easy to understand. You’ll potentially buy flood …

What is APR

Real Estate 101: APR Explained

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Responsible home buyers do their homework and research when securing a mortgage. You ask lots of questions, compare fees and interest rates, and more to see who has the best deal for your situation. One of the questions I get asked the most is “what exactly is APR and why is it different than the interest rate I am being …