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Category: Home Ownership (10 posts)

When is the Best Time of Year to Buy a Home?

When is the Best Time of Year to Buy a Home?

October 9, 2019 | Posted by: Matthew Gottfried

Spring may be the most popular time of the year to buy a new home, but is it the best time of year to go home shopping? While the best time to browse real estate is when you need a new home, there are ... [read more]

Exploring the Pros and Cons of Purchasing a Condo

Exploring the Pros and Cons of Purchasing a Condo

August 28, 2019 | Posted by: Matthew Gottfried

When you decide to take your first step on the property ladder, you will have plenty of property-types to choose from. Many buyers prefer to buy an existing single-family home, some want to buy a plot ... [read more]

10 Benefits of Buying a Newly Constructed House

10 Benefits of Buying a Newly Constructed House

August 14, 2019 | Posted by: Matthew Gottfried

There are two options available when seeking a new home for your family. You can purchase a resale (meaning an older home that has already been lived in) or a new construction. While each choice pro ... [read more]

First Time Home Buyers Guide: What Happens after Sending an Offer to Purchase

First Time Home Buyers Guide: What Happens after Sending an Offer to Purchase

June 26, 2019 | Posted by: Matthew Gottfried

After sending the offer to purchase to the seller, there's nothing left to do but cross some fingers and hope for the best. Or is there? What happens now and when will the keys finally change hands? T ... [read more]

Things to Consider Before Moving Into an Over-55 Community

Things to Consider Before Moving Into an Over-55 Community

June 13, 2018 | Posted by: Matthew Gottfried

Many people, as they approach retirement age and the kids are gone, begin thinking about downsizing. One of the more popular choices for reduction is moving to one of the over-55 communities that ar ... [read more]

How to Know If You Should Buy a Home or Continue Renting

How to Know If You Should Buy a Home or Continue Renting

May 23, 2018 | Posted by: Matthew Gottfried

While owning a home and a plot of land was once part of the 'American Dream' for many people, the times have shifted. The global financial crisis which resulted in a massive shift in the housing marke ... [read more]

Great Buy on a Home? - Don't Expect the Appraisal to Prove It

Great Buy on a Home? - Don't Expect the Appraisal to Prove It

May 9, 2018 | Posted by: Matthew Gottfried

Buying a home can be fun and exciting, especially when you drive a hard bargain and get that seller over a barrel.  You did your research, caught a home with higher than average days on the marke ... [read more]

Tips to Ease the Moving Process Along

Tips to Ease the Moving Process Along

April 25, 2018 | Posted by: Matthew Gottfried

Moving can be a stressful process, no matter how far you are traveling. Planning your move minimizes the stress associated with this task while also simplifying the process. Here are several tips that ... [read more]

Take Advantage of Low Interest Rates – Refinance Your Mortgage Today!

Take Advantage of Low Interest Rates – Refinance Your Mortgage Today!

March 29, 2018 | Posted by: Matthew Gottfried

Borrowers are loving the current record low interest rates, and homeowners stand to benefit even more. If you bought your home more than a few years ago, you could probably benefit from a refinance ... [read more]

Should You Spend the Full Mortgage Amount You're Approved For?

Should You Spend the Full Mortgage Amount You're Approved For?

March 22, 2018 | Posted by: Matthew Gottfried

Before you start shopping for a new home, you'll need to know exactly how much house you can afford. Otherwise, you could end up in a home that is way out of your budget. What you qualify for may not ... [read more]

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