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First-Time Home Buyer Checklist: Have You Done Everything?

Originally posted on April 4, 2017 by Daniel Bortz on Think you’re ready to buy your first home? Congrats! That’s a big step—and one where it’s wise to know for sure you’ve got all your ducks in a row first. To help you figure that out, here’s an all-in-one first-time home buyer checklist with everything…

Deed vs. Title: What’s the Difference? Terms Home Buyers Need to Know

Originally posted on by Audrey Ference | Dec 21, 2017 Deed vs. title: What’s the difference? Most people use the terms interchangeably, but there’s a significant difference between the two— a distinction that’s important to understand when you’re ready to purchase a home. So let’s look at what distinguishes deed from title. Deed vs….

When Does the Full Down Payment on a House Need to Be Made?

Originally posted on by Julie Ryan Evans on Oct 30, 2017 It’s fair to say that one of the things buyers are most concerned with is coming up with a down payment on a house. What’s often not clear to them is when a buyer is required to make that payment. At what point in the home-buying process are you…

Tips For Getting Your Home Sold In The Winter

Tips For Getting Your Home Sold In The Winter

Originally posted on RealtyTimes, written by Jaymi Naciri on October 25, 2017. So you’ve decided to list your home this winter. Perhaps you’ve had a job change, need to relocate out of the area, or have financial or family reasons for moving. No matter what is driving the move, you may be concerned about selling at…

Financial Don’ts When Getting Ready To Buy A Home

Financial Don'ts When Getting Ready To Buy A Home

Originally posted on by Jaymi Naciri, Wednesday, September 27, 2017 If you’re in the process of buying a home, you’ve probably already met with a lender who advised you on what to do and what not to do during the escrow process. But if you’re just getting ready to buy or plan on doing…

Do You Need a Pre-Approval Letter to Tour a Home?

Do You Need a Pre-Approval Letter to Tour a Home?

Originally posted on, by Adriana Velez  on Sep 6, 2017 You know you need to get your ducks in a row before looking at homes, but does that include securing a pre-approval letter? The truth is, getting pre-approved can actually improve your chances of falling into the sellers’ good graces, so you want to get it done as soon as…