How to Buy a New Construction Home

Many people have turned to newly constructed homes to get exactly what they want when buying a home. The demand for new construction homes has dramatically increased in recent years, becoming an easy alternative for home buyers who want a custom home without the...
Zoom Towns – Do They Make Sense?

Zoom Towns – Do They Make Sense?

Are Zoom towns where a large majority of Zoomers (Gen Z) live? Nope. Are they community digital chat spaces where people spend time together on Zoom? You’re getting closer but not quite. Zoom towns are actual growing towns where people have moved, often from more...

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The Best Neighborhoods in Raleigh

The Best Neighborhoods in Raleigh

The current population of Raleigh, NC is 481,958. Not only that, but the population continues to grow. There’s a good reason why — Raleigh is an amazing place to live. Raleigh (nicknamed "city of oaks") is home to many great companies, creating lots of job...

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Best Neighborhoods in Phoenix

Best Neighborhoods in Phoenix

Phoenix is the fastest growing business and residential area in Arizona with over 10 vibrant neighborhoods to choose from. According to a recent census, it's home to over 1.6 million residents from diverse ethnic backgrounds. Located in the Valley of the Sun, Phoenix...

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Best Seattle Neighborhoods to Live In

Best Seattle Neighborhoods to Live In

As one of the most beautiful and culturally-diverse cities in the United States, every neighborhood in Seattle has its own unique feel. No matter what inspires you, Seattle can easily accommodate. As you plan your visit or move to Seattle, keep these neighborhoods in...

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5 Tips for Millennial Home Buyers

5 Tips for Millennial Home Buyers

According to the National Association of Realtors, millennial home buyers represent about 38% of the total buyer pool. Millennial buyers are a large portion of the real estate market and many are likely first time buyers who are going to naturally face challenges in...

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Find Your Dream Home

Find Your Dream Home

It’s the American dream that you may have thought about for a significant chunk of your life - finding and buying your own perfect home. And while it can be quite a rollercoaster ride to find the perfect home, there are a number of things you can do to make it easier...

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What’s the Difference Between a Title and a Deed?

What’s the Difference Between a Title and a Deed?

In real estate, many people use the term deed and title as if they are the same thing. But in reality, while they are related, they are not the same thing at all.  Definition differences: deed versus title During the home buying process, a deed is a legal document...

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What is FSBO? Know This Beforehand

What is FSBO? Know This Beforehand

So perhaps you’ve been thinking about selling your house, but you don’t want to pay thousands in commissions. Or perhaps, you’re searching for a new home online and keep running across the term “FSBO.” Here is what you need to know.  What does FSBO stand for? FSBO,...

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How to Price a House – A Complete Guide

How to Price a House – A Complete Guide

If you know the real estate business, you already know competition is the name of the game. Embrace competition, if you are deciding to sell your home with an agent or as a for sale by owner. In the end, what selling a home is all about is the competition to sell as...

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Luxury Living in Parker

Luxury Living in Parker

Luxury living in this custom home on the Pradera golf course. Set up high on the 11th hole with exceptional pond, rolling hills and golf course views. The back yard is resort living. Over $85,000 in landscaping. Flagstone patio sits under a trellis complete with a gas...

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Buying A Pre-Foreclosure: Steps To Follow For Success

Buying A Pre-Foreclosure: Steps To Follow For Success

A pre-foreclosure can create the opportunity for good deals on properties, but most people agree it’s the most difficult way to purchase a home in distress. This is because a pre-foreclosure property is not actually for sale, but is in a process of becoming owned by a...

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Should I Rent or Buy a House?

Should I Rent or Buy a House?

Is it better to rent or buy a house? There are arguments for continuing to rent and for making the jump and buying. However, this question is largely dependent on several factors based on an individual's circumstances. To help you evaluate the situation, below are...

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What Is a 1031 Exchange: How Do You Use It?

What Is a 1031 Exchange: How Do You Use It?

No, it’s not a vague mailing address - wait, it actually might be. But in real estate, a 1031 exchange is a swap of one investment property for another that allows the deferring of capital gains and depreciation recapture taxes.  What is a 1031 Exchange? The term...

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What Mortgage Programs Exist to Help Minorities?

What Mortgage Programs Exist to Help Minorities?

Over the years in the United States, mortgage lenders have unfortunately been as guilty as other parts of American society in denying equal rights to minorities. This practice in mortgage lending was known as “redlining.” And while redlining has been labeled as...

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How Much Can You Negotiate on a House? 3 Things to Consider

How Much Can You Negotiate on a House? 3 Things to Consider

If you thought buying a car was stressful, wait until you try buying your dream home! Negotiating the price of a house up or down from listed price can be tricky. But there are 3 things you can do to make it less stressful and easier. Get pre-approved for a loan As a...

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What Is A Probate Sale? The Basics

What Is A Probate Sale? The Basics

Probate sales can provide unique opportunities to buy a home for less money, but they tend to me more complicated than a traditional real estate transaction because they involve a long and drawn out process. A buyer looking to buy a house in probate will need to...

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Assessed Value Vs Market Value. What’s The Difference?

Assessed Value Vs Market Value. What’s The Difference?

The assessed value and the market value of a home are often very different leading to confusion amongst homeowners. They are viewed as something that should be similar but in reality, they are very different from each other. Usually, the assessed value of a home is...

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Should I Offer Less Than Asking Price? Things To Consider

Should I Offer Less Than Asking Price? Things To Consider

Buying a house is often the most expensive purchase a person will ever make in their lifetime and knowing when to offer less than asking price might help save money in the long run. Many buyers wonder what they can offer on a house and what a seller would ultimately...

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How To Remove PMI | 3 Options To Consider

How To Remove PMI | 3 Options To Consider

One of the main barriers to buying a home is coming up with a 20% down payment needed to secure a conventional mortgage. If a buyer doesn't have the 20% down payment that mortgage lenders want to see, then he or she will have to make pmi payments (private mortgage...

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What Is a Sheriff Sale?

What Is a Sheriff Sale?

As the name might suggest, a sheriff sale is a court-ordered sale of property, if the property owner is unable to make good on paying for that property.  A sheriff sale is a public auction where property, in real estate obviously this is typically a house, is...

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Is It Okay to Have Multiple Real Estate Agents?

Is It Okay to Have Multiple Real Estate Agents?

Let’s say you’re getting down to the serious nitty gritty on deciding to sell your house or buy a house. And you know that you want a real estate agent to help you out. But you just can’t seem to decide on which one to use. Is it okay to use more than one agent?  What...

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Are Liens on Property Public Record? How to Check

Are Liens on Property Public Record? How to Check

There are so many things to keep track of when you buy a house. Is your neighborhood a great area? What are the schools like? What are the property taxes? What kinds of home improvements will you need to make? And yes, what liens do you need to track?  What is a...

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What Does a Title Company Do and Do You Need One?

What Does a Title Company Do and Do You Need One?

When you buy a home, it’s not only about mortgage lenders, real estate agents, sellers and you the buyer, you also need to work with a title company too.  A title company executes a title search to make sure that the title to your home is legitimate, there are no...

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How Long Does An Appraisal Take? What You Should Know

How Long Does An Appraisal Take? What You Should Know

A residential appraisal is an unbiased estimate of the true (or fair market) value of what a home is worth, in the current real estate market. Buyers typically need a mortgage loan to afford a home so a mortgage lender will order an appraisal to ensure that they are...

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