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Home Buying Advice

Be In The Know About Buying A New Construction Home

Whether you're buying a new spec home, a semi-custom new home in a housing development, or designing and building a custom home, there are some things you need to know about buying a newly-constructed home in order to avoid mishaps and disappointments.

To begin with, remember that preparation is key; you need to determine your budget and secure financing before you even begin house hunting. Get pre-approved by a bank or mortgage lender and decide how much money you want to invest in a new home. When deciding on a budget, be sure to not overlook the extra costs like property taxes, insurance, furniture, window treatments, landscaping, and maintenance. With a new home, there are often more costs after you purchase than when you buy an existing home that may have mature landscaping, window coverings, and other items in the home that you will need.

If you're considering buying a newly-constructed home, this post is filled with great advice that can help guide you through the process!

Buying a Home? Beware These Compromises

Without a doubt, compromise is an important part of the home-buying process. In fact, you are almost guaranteed to come up empty-handed unless you are willing to forego some of those items on your dream house checklist. Unfortunately, there is a fine line between making reasonable compromises and living with regret. No matter how frustrated you might become during the search for a new home, the following are some compromises that aren't worth making.

How to Become a SERIOUS BUYER

Most would-be home buyers spend a lot of time on line looking at potential homes to buy, but not all of them put themselves in the position to be taken seriously by sellers and lenders. 

How do you become a SERIOUS BUYER . . . one who sellers and mortgage brokers want to do a transaction with?

Here are a few tips to make sure you are in the best possible position to get the property and mortgage that you deserve.