Buying a Home

May 11, 2016

Common Issues Found During the Home Inspection

Common Issues Found During the Home Inspection

One of the many important steps when buying a home is having your new house inspected. After you have found a home you love but before you seal the deal, it is a must to hire a professional inspection company to go into the home and check for any large ...

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May 5, 2016

When it Makes More Sense to Rent

When does it make more sense to rent?

There are certainly benefits to owning your own home. You can make payments toward a long-term investment, make any changes or upgrades you desire, and have a stable place to call home, just to name a few. What is not always so clear are the benefits of renting. Not everyone ...

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April 27, 2016

Mortgage Pre-Approval vs Mortgage Pre-Qualification: What’s the Difference?

What's the difference between a mortgage pre-approval and a mortgage pre-qualification?

One of the basic steps of purchasing a new home is figuring out how much you are able to spend. Before you can do all the fun parts like searching for and viewing homes, you have to go through some financial steps to get an idea of your price range ...

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April 14, 2016

The Basics of Buying a House

The Basics of Buying a House

Buying a first home is often considered one of those important benchmarks we hope to reach in life. This is a big step — it means being financially and geographically stable, willing to invest in the future, and ready to move forward to life’s next important benchmarks. While this time ...

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April 5, 2016

Tips for Buying a House in a Seller’s Market

Tips for buying a house in a seller's market

Depending on your location, your experience as a home buyer, and the state of the market, the home-buying process might feel a bit intimidating. If you’re in the market to buy a new home this Spring, it’s important to equip yourself with the tools and information that will give you ...

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March 18, 2016

The Hunt for the Perfect House

 

With spring comes daffodils and tulips, chocolate bunnies and Easter egg hunts, home buyers and sellers! No doubt, spring is one of the most popular times to buy and sell a home, especially here in Central Indiana. 

Hunting for the perfect house can be challenging, but it can ...

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Feb. 24, 2016

5 To Dos Before You Start Your Home Search

5 To Dos Before Your Start Your Home Search

Are your afternoons consumed with online home searches? Do you often find yourself turning back down a street after catching a glimpse of that beautiful “For Sale” sign? Do you find yourself asking your friends and family if they like their neighborhood? You may be experiencing the beginning stages of ...

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Feb. 10, 2016

What You Need To Know About Buying a Short-Sale House

What You Need to Know About Buying a Short Sale Home

Are you considering purchasing a home through short sale? Read this helpful explanation and you’ll be well informed and ready to buy. A short sale is when the sale proceeds of a property fall short of the balance on the mortgage. The seller owes more on the home than what ...

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Feb. 1, 2016

What You Need to Know About Buying a Flipped House

What You Need To Know About Buying a Flipped House

Buying a home can be a stressful situation to begin with. Add in the factor of buying a recently flipped house and you could be looking a whole new level of issues. Do you trust that the flippers did more than just slap a new coat of paint up and ...

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Dec. 28, 2015

How to Save $10,000 for a Down Payment in One Year!

How to Save $10,000 for a Down Payment in One Year!

One of the biggest challenges to buying your first home is saving up for a down payment. The size of the down payment you’ll need depends on which type of mortgage you choose. You’ll likely need at least 3% down, but it varies depending on the type of loan. One ...

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