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State of the Housing Market

4 Common Costs Of Renovating An Older Home

You’re on the market for your first home, and a great deal comes across on an older home. You love the potential it has, but then a question comes to mind: how much will it cost to renovate this house?


The Right Age to Buy a House

Although buying a house for the first time is a big decision, it turns out there is no perfect age to do it. When it comes to taking the plunge, it’s more about individual readiness.

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How to Avoid Paying Too Much for a House

Imagine you just crossed the threshold of your dream home. There’s only one problem: price. It seems a bit on the high side, even for a home this perfect—but is it?

Money Pit or DIY Heaven?

Whether you flip houses or see your potential dream home in something that’s currently a bit rundown, it can be hard to tell if the property
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Simplifying the Home Buying Process

The home buying process can be daunting, especially for first-timers. When should I start looking? How much do I need for a downpayment? Fear not!
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Tips for Winning a Bidding War in a Hot Home Market

Trying to distinguish your offer on a home in a high-stakes bidding war? Consider adopting the seller’s dog. It probably sounds unconventional, but
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