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Learning the Cost of a Home

What to Think About When You Remodel Your Laundry Room

Buying a home can be an extremely exciting time for many people, and in order to keep this positive experience going, it’s important to understand your finances. While you might see a home that you fall in love with, if it’s widely outside of your price range, you might come to regret your decision when faced with high monthly payments. This is especially true when you understand that there’s more expenses than just mortgage. Here are the following additional costs you should factor in when deciding your budget.

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The Perks of A Real Estate Agent

The internet has allowed for incredible growth of industries and networking. If you’re a potential homebuyer or are thinking of selling your home soon, you may think that you can sell your home or a buy a home by simply using home listing websites. While many sites do an excellent job of listing what houses are for sale, there are incredibly important aspects of real estate that these sites cannot do. This is where having a seasoned and professional real estate agent can make a huge difference and make the entire process smoother and less stressful.

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So They’ve Accepted Your Offer

There are many aspects about home hunting that can be exciting, but there’s nothing quite as exciting as when the sellers accept your offer. Maybe you were in a bidding war, maybe you were the first offer, but regardless of your journey, it definitely doesn’t end here. When the seller accepts your offer there are a few more steps you need to get ready for.

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8 Reasons to Buy New: The Hidden Value in New Construction Homes

new construction home - just the wood frame of the house with particle board shaping it and the roof
Article originally published in the November 2017 issue of Our Town Magazine; reformatted for the online medium. 

So you’ve decided it’s time to buy a home, but what kind of home are you looking for? Style, stories, location, and price all factor in, but many people don’t consider another important element: age. The older a home is, the more likely it is to have deep-rooted problems that could cost you thousands after closing to fix. On the other side of the coin are newer homes. While new construction homes may not have some of the character and story attached to older buildings, they have much, much more.

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