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Deciding Between Buying and Renting: A Comprehensive Guide

February 21, 2024 | Savannah Francis

 

Are you torn between the age-old dilemma of buying or renting? It's a decision that can significantly impact your finances, lifestyle, and future plans. In this blog post, we'll delve into the key factors to consider when making this important choice.

 

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Is Refinancing My Home Worth It?

January 31, 2024 | Aliza Aviles

 

Imagine saving thousands of dollars, slashing your monthly mortgage payments, or even tapping into extra cash for that long-awaited dream vacation. Refinancing your home could be the game-changer you never knew you needed. But before you dismiss it as just another financial hassle, let's uncover the untold benefits and surprising opportunities awaiting savvy homeowners like you.

 

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Selling Your Home FSBO: Is it Worth the Risk?

December 13, 2023 | Aliza Aviles

 

Picture this: stacks of cash saved from skipping the realtor, all yours for a victory dance in your newly sold living room. Sounds like a dream, right? But hold on to that champagne flute, FSBO hopefuls, because before you waltz into a For Sale by Owner frenzy, consider this: that same cash could be a mirage, replaced by a mountain of paperwork, an inbox overflowing with lowball offers, and the nagging fear you've priced your beloved brick baby 20 grand too low. So, is the FSBO route a treasure map or a fool's errand? Let's navigate the exciting (and sometimes treacherous) terrain of selling your home solo.

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Steps to Buying a Home - A Definitive Guide

October 26, 2023 | Aliza Aviles

Buying a home is a huge responsibility. You completely own every asset and are responsible for everything like repairs, utility bills, and any other costs associated with it. However, owning it entirely is a big benefit. You usually don’t have to worry about any restrictions, additional fees that come with renting, or more obviously, a landlord. But how do you get to this point?

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What is a Barndominium? A Unique and Affordable Housing Option.

August 30, 2023 | Savannah Francis

What is a Barndominium?

A Unique and Affordable Housing Option.

 

Have you ever come across the term "barndominium"?

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Escrow Accounts: What You Need to Know

August 23, 2023 | Savannah Francis

When purchasing a home you may hear the word "escrow" being used frequently. And unless someone explains it, you may find yourself in the dark about what it exactly it is and what it is used for. 

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The Best Way to Protect Yourself from Real Estate Scams

May 2, 2023 | Aliza Aviles

 

 

Buying a home is a big investment, and it's important to do everything you can to protect yourself from scams. One way to do this is to order a municipal lien search.

 

 

A municipal lien search is a process of checking public records to identify any hidden outstanding debts or encumbrances on a property. This search can protect homeowners from scams by alerting them to any outstanding debts or obligations on the property, which could be used as a bargaining chip by a scam artist.

But, how can a lien be used to scam me, as a homeowner?

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5 Most Common Types of Homes: What’s Right for You?

February 21, 2023 | Aliza Aviles

 

Whether you're a first-time homebuyer or a seasoned pro, buying a home can be an exciting and overwhelming process. With so many options on the market, it can be difficult to know which type of home is right for you. That's why we've put together this informative guide to educate you on the 5 most common types of homes and help you choose the one that's the best fit for your lifestyle and needs. From traditional single-family homes to modern townhouses and everything in between, we'll explore the pros and cons of each type of home so you can make an informed decision. 

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12 Essential Tips for First-Time Homebuyers

January 27, 2023 | Aliza Aviles

 

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Why Do You Need a Municipal Lien Search?

August 22, 2022 | Aliza Aviles

When you’re purchasing a home, it can be an exciting process. However, there are many things to look out for during the process, such as liens or hidden debt on the property you are planning to purchase. Here is where a municipal lien search comes into play, and why you need one.

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