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7 Things to Do Before Moving into Your New Home

The keys are yours, now what?
Posted by Brianna Corey on December 23, 2017 in  Buying a Home  Cleaning  First Time Home Buyers
7 Things to Do Before Moving into Your New Home The keys are yours, now what? VICTORIA KEICHINGER Congratulations! You’re a new homeowner. While you may not be able to wait to move in, there are a few things you should consider tackling before hanging those family photos on the walls. 1. Change the locks – For peace of mind, it’s a good idea to change out the locks on your exterior doors to ensure that anyone the previous owners may have given a key to can no longer access the prop... read more
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Weighing the Pros and Cons of New Construction Homes and Older Homes

Trying to decide on purchasing a new construction or older home?
Posted by Brianna Corey on October 05, 2017 in  Buying a Home  First Time Home Buyers
Weighing the Pros and Cons of New Construction Homes and Older Homes Trying to decide on purchasing a new construction or older home? Read about the Pros and Cons of both and decide which option is best for you. LINDSAY LISTANSKI Whether you are buying a new or old home, there are plenty of things to think about. Pros and Cons of New Construction Homes and Older Homes When searching for your home, keep in mind that you are in control of the transaction. You choose your real estate agent, home inspector, mo... read more
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What Are Closing Costs?

What are closing costs? What should I know before getting my next loan?
Posted by Brianna Corey on September 05, 2017 in  Buying a Home  First Time Home Buyers  Selling Your Home
What Are Closing Costs? SHARON LEE What Are Closing Costs? Closing costs are fees paid in connection with the refinance or transfer of ownership in real property. They are paid by either the buyer or the seller on the settlement date. These fees will always vary. What you pay for one refinance or property transfer will not be the same as another. This is due to the different parties involved, different types and locations of property, the financial capacity of a buyer and many more factors. The law requires le... read more
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7 Under-The-Radar Features You’ll Want in Your First Home Together

Add these to your wish list before starting the hunt for your newlywed nest
Posted by Brianna Corey on August 11, 2017 in  Buying a Home  First Time Home Buyers  Storage
7 Under-The-Radar Features You’ll Want in Your First Home Together Add these to your wish list before starting the hunt for your newlywed nest. LINDSAY LISTANSKI by Kate Traverson Ready to buy your first home as a couple? No doubt, you’ve both been keeping wish lists for your humble abode. Some dream features may fall in the “nice to have” category—separate bathrooms, walk-in closets and a swimming pool, anyone? But others—like extra storage sp... read more
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How to Secure Your Home From the Road & Car From the Couch

Efficient ways you can use your smart devices to safeguard your biggest investments
Posted by Brianna Corey on August 08, 2017 in  First Time Home Buyers
How to Secure Your Home From the Road & Car From the Couch Efficient ways you can use your smart devices to safeguard your biggest investments. LINDSAY LISTANSKI With today’s internet of things (IoT), you can sync up pretty much every smart device you own so you can manage and control your personal life and belongings from anywhere in the world you have internet access. From apps that help ensure your home is protected, to being able to check up on your car when you’re miles ... read more
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