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Want to buy a replacement home, but need to sell to buy?

Want to buy a replacement home, but need to sell to buy?

Selling your home contingent on finding replacement property, it can be done in this market. Good news for seller’s, if you don’t find a replacement in the given time period , you don’t have to move. Sometimes getting your home into escrow…

You Don’t Need 20% Down

You Don’t Need 20% Down

Is a down payment standing between you and your dreams of homeownership? Most people think you need at least 20 percent down in order to buy a home. But that isn’t always the case. In fact, it’s quite possible to…

Dealing With a Long Home Search

Dealing With a Long Home Search

While today’s real estate market remains hot, there’s no denying that it can be a long and challenging experience for buyers. There are more people looking for homes than there are homes for sale. For some buyers, this means making…

What is a Balloon Mortgage?

What is a Balloon Mortgage?

Shopping for a mortgage is one of the first things you’ll do on your homebuying journey. Many buyers are aware that there are several types of mortgages available, including conventional loans and those backed by the federal government. But one…

How To Move Your Plants

How To Move Your Plants

Did you become a pet parent during the pandemic? Congratulations! Taking care of houseplants is a wonderful hobby that has many health benefits. But what happens when it’s time to move? How do you relocate all your beloved plants without…

Pros and Cons of Cul-de-Sacs

Pros and Cons of Cul-de-Sacs

Living on a quiet residential street is a top priority for many homebuyers. That’s why cul-de-sacs have become so popular in the last few decades. But what is a cul-de-sac and is it the right choice for you? Let’s take…