With today’s high rent prices, it makes sense to wonder if purchasing a home is a better option. However, it’s not always easy to save a big chunk of money to put down upfront — especially if you’re a first-time home buyer. The good thing is that there are lending programs designed for buyers with very little savings, and some even make buying a house without a down payment possible.

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Many people are tempted to try to sell their homes themselves, not realizing all the ways a realtor can help. Sure, selling a house by owner may save on commission costs, but a realtor lends a lot of expertise that makes those costs worth it. A great real estate agent knows how to price, market, and sell homes as fast as possible, and for more money. If you’re not “sold” on finding a realtor to help you, consider all of these things you’ll be missing.

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If you want to do everything possible to sell your house quickly— and for the most money — it’s worthwhile to consider having an open house. Potential buyers need to experience firsthand what homes have to offer in person. An open house offers a pressure-free atmosphere for doing just that. An experienced agent will promote your event and will be there to greet attendees and offer all the information they need. 

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How Can I Help My Parents Downsize?

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2024

It’s no secret that letting go of the family home is hard for aging parents. With so many memories of kids running up and down the steps and tossing footballs in the yard, many seniors remain in a house that has more room than they need—and more maintenance than they can handle. What’s more, moving in the golden years can be overwhelming. Decluttering and packing is a huge job, and securing a mortgage after retirement is intimidating on a fixed income. 

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Selling a House Without a Refrigerator

Tuesday, November 21st, 2023

It’s no surprise that some sellers don’t want to leave their appliances behind when moving to their next home. After all, they may have recently purchased an innovative smart fridge or a double oven they always dreamed of, and aren’t quite ready to say goodbye to it. But selling a house without a refrigerator, stove, or dishwasher might be a big turnoff for buyers – particularly if they expect the house to come with appliances.

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