Buying A Home

What to Look for when Buying an Old Home

If you're looking at Buying an Older Home there are special considerations you'll need to make before signing on the dotted line.

When you've found the home you want, instruct your realtor to write in the contract that the purchase will be contingent upon a complete and clean inspection of the house, from top to bottom.  Older homes were built under different building codes that aren't the same as the codes that are in place now.  You'll need to be assured that the structure is sound with no cracks or surprises.

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See what Top Designers Look for when House Hunting

If you're having a difficult time envisioning how you want your new home to look like, but know you want a warm and comfortable show-stopping home that everyone will admire, you don't have to just guess.

Read what the Top Designers look for during their Home buying process and you'll have a clearer view of how to make YOUR home FABULOUS!

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Everything you Need to Know about HOA Associations & Fees

*by JUSTIN PRITCHARD - March 28, 2020 - www.thebalance.com

HOA FEES:  What you Need to Know Before Buying

Homeowners Association (HOA) dues help you share costs with others in your community.  But HOA payments can add a significant amount to your housing expenses.  Before you commit to buying a property with an HOA, get familiary with where your money goes and what to expect with your HOA dues.

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New Construction or Existing Home: Which is Better for your Family?

*Posted on July 16 2020 by Housecall

New Construction or Existing Home:
Which is Better for Your Family?


By Anita Ginsburg

Are you in the market to buy a home? If so, then you may be trying to decide between new construction or purchasing an existing home. With your home being such a huge purchase, you need to be sure you make the best choice for your family.

Here are some things you should consider when trying to determine whether new construction or an existing home is better for your family:

Your Budget

The biggest deciding factor for many individuals is their budget. Existing homes often come with a cheaper initial price tag; however, there may also be some incentives for purchasing a new construction home that can make them more affordable in the long run.

Whether or Not You Want to Make Repairs

Existing homes usually have repairs that need to be made. Things may break more often than you think, and fixing them requires time, energy and money. Some individuals are handy and don't mind making a few repairs here and there, while others...

Top Features First-Time Home Buyers Want

Top Features First-Time Home Buyers Want
By Rose Quint on March 23, 2020 • (0)
eyeonhousing.org
After rising for six consecutive years (2010 to 2015), the average home size in the US has fallen steadily for the past four years (2016 to 2019).  In fact, estimates indicate the average home built in 2019 was the smallest since 2011.  This trend is evidence that builders are working to meet the demand for smaller homes; that they are trying to shift their production mix toward more entry-level homes affordable to first-time buyers.
Given this reality, it is important to keep in mind what it is first-time buyers most want to have in a home.  Below are some of the findings recently presented at the 2020 International Builders’ Show (IBS).
What type of home do first-time buyers want?
•  77% prefer a single-family detached home
•  1,977 square feet is...