The basics of condo ownership

The classic image of the American Dream may include a freestanding house (with or without a picket fence), but for a significant number of Americans, condominiums are home sweet home. City residents, singles, couples, seniors and others may find this type of homeownership to be the best fit for their needs and budget.

What real estate listing status terms mean

When is a home for sale not quite a home “for sale”? Surprisingly often. If you’re just starting your search for a new home, you may have noticed the numerous terms used to describe a home’s status on the market. To the uninitiated, this industry jargon can be a source of confusion and frustration, making ...

Tips on buying a home as an individual

As more young Americans postpone marriage, the number of individual homebuyers has increased. Applying for a mortgage on your own can be tricky as you’ll be relying on a single income and one credit profile to get approved for your loan. However, the more you know beforehand, the better you can prepare to increase the ...

Planning for the hidden costs of buying your first home

Owning your home can be a great deal compared to renting – especially if you plan to live in your home for a long time or your local rental market is comparatively expensive. However, if you’re new to owning a home, you may not realize all the costs that are incurred in addition to your ...

What to expect from your home inspection

One of the most important steps in the home buying process is the inspection. As if the major purchase of a home wasn’t intimidating enough, you’re also responsible for verifying the condition of the property through a home inspection. Thankfully, if you know what to expect and how to navigate the process, you can help ...

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