Home Buying

4 property types to know

Weighing the pros and cons of different property types

There are four main types of homes. This guide can help you narrow in on the right type of property for you.

5 tips for buying a new construction

5 things to consider when buying a new construction

There 5 things you should take into consideration when shopping for a newly constructed property.

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How to determine what to offer on a house

We explain 4 factors that can help you decide what to offer on a home.

What happens after your offer is accepted

What happens after a home buyer’s offer is accepted?

We’ll walk you through what can happen after a seller accepts your offer.

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What you need to know about preliminary reports

Every buyer should be aware of the preliminary title report, which contains crucial info about a property.

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What is an FHA loan and how does it work?

We will walk you through the basics of FHA loans by answering the most relevant questions.

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Closing on a home? Here are 3 big mistakes to avoid

We’ll walk you through how to avoid some common pitfalls when closing escrow on a home.

What (and what not) to look for on a house tour

There's a lot to take in when viewing a home. Knowing what to look for can help buyers get the most out of it.

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5 tips for buying in a seller’s market

If you want to buy a house in a seller's market, you’ll want to be prepared. Our tips.

Buying a condo or townhome

Pros & cons of buying a condo, co-op or townhome

Freestanding single family homes aren't the best solution for every buyer. Our tips.

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Buying a house with a friend or relative

There are a few things you should know consider before jointly signing on the dotted line.

First time buyer tips for open houses

Open house tips for first-time buyers

Savvy buyers know that checking out a home isn't just about a quick view. Here’s what you need to know.

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Finding the right house – 4 questions to ask yourself

Answering a few questions before you start you house hunt can make the decision feel less overwhelming.

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5 big considerations when negotiating a house price

There are five big negotiation points to consider when writing an offer.

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How to write an offer letter for a house

We share 4 key tips on how to write an offer letter that will win sellers over.

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Who pays real estate agent commission fees

Many home buyers and sellers don't understand who pays the agent involved in the transaction. We explain.

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7 tips for finding the best mortgage lender

Many home buyers pay higher interest rates. We'll explain how to find the best mortgage lender.

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Home appraisal tips – and what is home appraisal based on

Home appraisals can be a nerve wracking time. We break down what they are and why they matter.

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Should you get pre-approved for a mortgage before looking?

We share a few reasons to consider why it’s a good idea to get a pre-approved before you start the house hunt.

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Navigating a buyer’s market vs. seller’s market

Does the concept of a buyer’s or seller’s market confuse you? We'll explain what these terms mean.

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Think you’re ready to buy a house? Here are 4 signs

Here are four tell-tale signs that you’re ready to take the plunge into home ownership.

Survey: What’s love (and real estate) got to do with it?

Our survey with 500 unmarried Americans revealed great insights on home buying & wedding planning.

Hottest ZIP codes for home buyers this year

Here’s our list of the top 10 most popular ZIP codes for home buyers across a handful of our markets

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What is homeowners insurance and do I need it?

As a homebuyer, you probably have many questions about home insurance. We'll answer the most relevant ones.

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What to consider when buying a home with kids

This guide will help you focus on what to consider when buying a home with kids.

10 tips to find the home of your dreams

This Valentine's season, we're helping customers fall in love with their homes all over again.

10 smart home trends to watch in 2018

A new wave of smart technologies makes domestic life more efficient, productive, and entertaining.

How to determine how much home you can afford

We'll share some recommendations so you can sleep comfortably and worry-free.

House hunting tips to make the right choice

You can jump-start the process by figuring out what you want in a house, including location & your price range.

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How to make the most out of home tours

Home tours are a key part of the buying process. We share some useful tips on how to make the most out of it.

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What to look for when buying a house

You've dreamed of buying a house, maybe with a quiet front yard and a fireplace.

Home inspection checklist for buyers

When it comes to buying a home, what you see isn't exactly what you get.

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12 questions to ask when interviewing a realtor

Like any partnership, finding the best agent for you is a matter of asking the right questions.

How to choose the right home

Choosing a new home can be a nerve-wracking experience. Here is a few practical pieces of advices to help you along the way.

Self-employed document prep for mortgage applications

As you begin planning to apply for a mortgage, use this guide to understand how to best prep your documentation.