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Advice for Home Buyers to Avoid Unpleasant Surprises

Advice for Home Buyers to Avoid Unpleasant Surprises

With a process as complex as home buying, it is likely that you will be faced with some surprises along the way. Those who experience the most surprises have likely skipped a corner or two. To minimize your chances of unpleasant surprises during your home buying endeavors, keep these helpful tips in mind: As obvious as it may sound, you must read every word of the paperwork you have been presented with. When you skim the pages, you risk missing something important. You do not want to be like some of the many regretful home buyers that realized a calculation discrepancy or another problem after it was too late. The home buying process is naturally a fast paced transaction. When you are under a time crunch, you are more likely to skip corners and make mistakes,...

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5 Ways to Create Storage Space in Your Home

5 Ways to Create Storage Space in Your Home

Our homes are filled with our memories and souvenirs that we have picked up along the way throughout the years. Unfortunately, our homes do not grow to accommodate all of our “stuff.” If you are finding it challenging to store everything in your home, keep these 5 helpful tips in mind for creating space: Have you ever thought about framing a doorway in your dining room or living room? This creative use of space will allow you to line a doorway with all of your favorite novels. Many homeowners fail to use the space underneath beds for storage space. Are all of your hallway cabinets filled with towels and extra bedding? Shove them under the bed in a long storage box. This will allow you quick access, but minimal inconvenience. Is the space underneath your...

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4 Tips to Win a Bidding War

4 Tips to Win a Bidding War

Bidding wars are not a trend of every real estate market, but if your local market is forcing you to compete in a bidding war, you must be prepared. In order to win a bidding war, you must be financially prepared and have a specific goal in mind. While many house hunters assume bidding the largest amount will get them the win, there are a variety of factors home sellers look at. Gathered are 4 ways to increase your chances of winning a bidding war: Before you submit an offer, you should already have all of your finances in order with a lender. When you make an offer, you should have your preapproval letter in hand so that home sellers know you mean business. If you are financially able, consider making an all-cash offer for optimal results. If you are a noncash...

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