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Five Steps to Ease Home Buying Stress and Anxiety

  • Posted by: Adrian La Fosse
  • Category: Blog
Buying a home is an emotional experience – it can be exhilarating, thrilling and even stressful. When the time comes to sign the paperwork, don’t be surprised if you feel butterflies in your stomach, or even nauseous. You are likely making the biggest financial decision of your lifetime; hence it is perfectly normal to feel anxious about buying a home. Nevertheless, do not let uncertainty about the mortgage process keep you…

5 Walk-Through Tips for Home Buyers

  • Posted by: Adrian La Fosse
  • Category: Blog
One of the most important steps in the process of buying a home is the final walk-through. This is where the buyer can confirm the house is in the same condition he/she has agreed to buy it in. It’s also an opportunity to ensure that the agreed upon repairs, if any, were made as specified and nothing has gone wrong with the house since he/she last looked at it. Sometimes, home…

Clean up Your Credit Score to Buy a New House

  • Posted by: Adrian La Fosse
  • Category: Blog
Buying a house is a dream come true for most of us. It is a practical and a financially wise decision as well. No wonder the real estate market is ever buzzing with activity this year. However, as much as we love the idea of buying a house, the high amount of money involved can make some of us weary about the process. The most basic step in buying a…

What Is a Home Warranty, and Do You Need One?

  • Posted by: Adrian La Fosse
  • Category: Blog
Owning a home is a great achievement but at the same time, it comes with responsibilities. Repairs & regular maintenance are some of the things that you will now have to deal with as a home owner. However, many first time home owners are not always prepared for some of the issues they may run into with their utilities or even housing structure. For example you could wake up one…

From Renting to Owning and how to Accelerate the Process

  • Posted by: Adrian La Fosse
  • Category: Blog
  While renting a home might seem the easiest way to manage your finances, actually owning the property is much more beneficial. The initial outlay is going to be quite steep, but the guarantee of ROI over the years will help validate such a steep investment. Being a renter means that you have to cope with bills that are not contributing to ownership in any way, shape or form. Living in…

A Home Buyer’s Guide to Saving for a Down Payment

  • Posted by: Adrian La Fosse
  • Category: Blog
    According to builder.com, first time home buyers in the United States take nearly eight years to save for a down payment for their dream home. The time frame is derived by factoring in the amount a renter pays for housing in each state and the required 10% down payment. Under this approach, buyers in South Dakota state take around 3.5 years to save for a down payment, which…

A Home Insurance Checklist for the New Year

  • Posted by: Adrian La Fosse
  • Category: Blog
  As the celebration of a new year has finally come and passed, right after the holidays, many homeowners tend to accidentally neglect various aspects of their home maintenance. Although some of us may have enjoyed rather warm and pleasant weather this December, January and February will probably be a little different. That means, your home might be vulnerable to cold weather damage if not taken care of properly. Fortunately, with this…

5 Reasons To Be Thankful For A Great Real Estate Agent

  • Posted by: Adrian La Fosse
  • Category: Blog
Real estate agents differ across the board significantly. There are many amazing pros of using real estate agents, but once in a while things can go wrong and as a result spoils everything for all parties involved. In case you have had bad experiences with a real estate agent in the past, you should not allow such a thing to deter you from utilizing an agent all together. If you…

Pros And Cons Of Buying A Foreclosed Home

  • Posted by: Adrian La Fosse
  • Category: Blog
Foreclosed homes have become somewhat of a popular option for home buyers given the increase in quality of foreclosed homes. Regardless of the path you’re choosing to take in your home buying experience, odds are you’ll come across a foreclose and you’ll question it as a viable option. So let’s break down the different elements of a foreclosed home you’ll need to consider before deciding to make your purchase. In…

Common Real Estate Myths and Misconceptions Debunked

  • Posted by: Adrian La Fosse
  • Category: Blog
If you’re new to world of Real Estate you’ll undoubtably have been exposed to some of the common rumors associated with the industry. Most likely you’ve encountered some common myths by word of mouth or even one of the many T.V. Shows that you’ve probably seen. However, if you’re looking to buy or sell a house a little clarity might just help you along your way. Here are some real estate misconceptions and myths…