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Millennials, Put the Home-Buying Process and New Home Keys in Your Hands Now!

Millennials, Put the Home-Buying Process and New Home Keys in Your Hands Now!

These days, millennials are proving themselves as a force to be reckoned with. Just take a look at the way 20-somethings and 30-somethings are impacting the workforce, the upcoming presidential election and yes, the real estate market! In the past, it may have been somewhat unheard of for a recent college graduate or young professional to purchase their first home before settling down or getting m

Meet Your Match! Tips for Finding a Real Estate Agent You’ll Love!

Meet Your Match! Tips for Finding a Real Estate Agent You’ll Love!

Were you looking for “the one” this Valentine’s Day? You know, someone who will be attentive to your wants and needs, always openly communicate with you and be there for you whenever you call? Yes? Well, then you’ve come to right place! That is, if you’re talking about finding a real estate agent that’s perfect for you… that is what you were talking ab

OK, Newlyweds... Ready to Walk Down the Aisle to Home Ownership?

OK, Newlyweds... Ready to Walk Down the Aisle to Home Ownership?

The sweet mixture of love and the crisp autumn air… The colorful, natural backdrop that Mother Nature provides… What could be more beautiful than a fall wedding? How about a beautiful fall wedding where the happy couple rides off into the autumn sunset with keys to their very first home together? Talk about the American dream, right?! Many newly married couples dream of owni

Student Loan Debt and Homeownership 101: An Intro Course to Tighter FHA Regulations

Student Loan Debt and Homeownership 101: An Intro Course to Tighter FHA Regulations

Maybe you’ve recently graduated from college and just started your first “real” job. Maybe you’ve been out of college for years and already have moved up a few rungs on the professional ladder. Despite where your post-college career has taken you, it is likely that most college grads are still sharing something in common… student loan debts. But, what role do thos

Just Moved In and Unpacked? Time to Meet the New Neighbors!

Just Moved In and Unpacked? Time to Meet the New Neighbors!

Between all of the packing and unpacking, loading and unloading, cleaning, decorating, organizing and every other little to-do that goes along with moving into a new home, one very important step of being in a new neighborhood can easily be left out: meeting new neighbors. Whether you’re a social butterfly or more of the private type, you’re going to want to get to know the people w

Congrats, College Grads! Tips for Saving for the Real World of Home Ownership!

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Congrats, College Grads! Tips for Saving for the Real World of Home Ownership!

Ah, new college grads… sadly, those care-free days of cruising around campus, joining friends for daily social hours and, oh yeah, studying here and there, too, are over. But, as fun as your college experience may have been, there is also a heck of a lot of cool stuff about being a young professional! First of all, employers know that your generation is social media savvy and they need t

Cold Feet? Don't Worry. It's a Common Ailment

Cold Feet? Don't Worry. It's a Common Ailment

By Darrin Friedman You've been searching for weeks or even months, trying to find the home that fulfills all your dreams -- the place where you can imagine your children (or future children) playing in the yard, and where you can come home to the sanctuary you deserve. And hooray! You've finally found The One! You love this home, and know you are going to be happy there. Your contrac

First-Time Home Buyers: Realize Your Home Ownership Dream in 2015!

First-Time Home Buyers: Realize Your Home Ownership Dream in 2015!

Does your “New Year, new you” plan include buying your first home in 2015? If it doesn’t, maybe it should; interest rates are low, the credit-lending process has become a little more navigable, home prices remain moderately priced in most markets and, for the most part, the cost of renting is on the rise. So, if you’re a first-time home buyer who thinks they may be ready

Just Bought a New Home? Put These 10 Products on Your Must-Have List!

Just Bought a New Home? Put These 10 Products on Your Must-Have List!

Buying a home is probably one of the biggest purchases that most people will ever make. But, when you finally sign on that dotted line and pick up your set of keys as a new homeowner, you also should be prepared to make some smaller purchases that will ensure smooth move-in and home maintenance. Beefing up the toolbox is always necessary as a new homeowner, but there are some other items that m

Millennials in the Market: A Realistic Guide to Buying Your First Home

Millennials in the Market: A Realistic Guide to Buying Your First Home

It's back to school time for many; but for millennials, who’ve either just graduated from college or who have been in the working world for only a few years, it may be time to do a little back-to-school shopping for their first home. Buying a home is a daunting task for even the most seasoned buyer; so, for someone new to the market, searching for their first home can be terrifying. Mill