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Most people know that there are expenses associated with purchasing a home, but those expenses and who is responsible for paying them, is widely misunderstood. For instance, the home appraisal, which is usually ordered by the lender, will be the responsibility of the borrower–in one way or another. Read More

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When it comes to selling a property, there’s no shortage of advice to be found; that is, for a traditional single family landlocked in a traditional Americana neighborhood. When it comes to more “specialized” properties, such as condos on the beach or a lakefront house, information become scarce. The… Read More

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Common mortgage mistakes are joy killers, aside from being deal enders. Many borrowers make the mistake of applying for a home loan without doing their homework first. Although you might have a general idea of how much you can afford to borrow and a good idea of your credit score,… Read More

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There are a few ways to tell if a home is energy-efficient, something you definitely want to know prior to submitting a purchase offer. In the state of Florida, the average monthly electric bill is $132.16, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Add that to an average $45 water… Read More

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When buying a home, it’s very important to know about its true condition. That’s where a professional home inspection comes into play but when you first see a property, there are some health and safety issues you can spot or learn about on your own. While you may fall in… Read More

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Purchasing waterfront property is practically everyone’s dream. It’s the scenic view and easy recreational access that’s most attractive and to people who like to build solid equity, there’s no better location. Lakeside property outpaces landlocked residences in terms of equity growth and that makes for a worthwhile asset. Buyers… Read More

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Home inspection material defects can mean the difference between a property purchase moving forward and it being thwarted. In some instances, small issues or potential problems are revealed, which doesn’t usually derail the deal. However, there are times when materials defects outright kill the process and even cause buyers… Read More

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If you’re in the process of buying or selling a home, there will be many things to deal with throughout. Once the asking price has been negotiated and there’s a purchase offer acceptance, it sets into motion a slew of due diligence which are measures intended to protect… Read More

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You have put your home on the market and have accepted a purchase offer. It’s right at listing price, so you’re very happy about the situation and even put down escrow money on another property. You’re lining up a moving service and can’t wait for the closing. Everything is… Read More

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The most common home buying expenses can easily be unexpected ones. There are simply costs which homebuyers don’t think about and factor into their budgets. (That is until they pop up and must be accounted.) Some home buying expenses are all too obvious and you know to plan for… Read More