See How 6 First-Time Homeowners Around the World Shaped Their Starter Houses

Aug 23, 2017 4:14:04 AM Share this:

Rent or buy? It’s the question most of us face at different times in our lives. These 6 homeowners around the world opted to buy, not only for financial reasons but to have a place they could call their own and tailor to their tastes. Step inside these residences — in Sydney, Moscow, San Francisco and more — and see what these first-time buyers have done to turn their new houses and apartments into homes.


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Topics: Buying, DIY, Home Ownership

The Difference between a Condo, Townhouse, Co-op, and TIC

Aug 3, 2017 4:52:42 AM Share this:

 

When we think of buying a home, the first thing that comes to mind for many is a detached, single-family home (complete with grassy yard and dog). But for many, especially those looking to buy in an urban area, a condo, a townhouse or an apartment could be a more likely scenario.


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Topics: Buying, Advice, Home Ownership

Low Inventory Market: 5 Tips for Buyers

Jun 30, 2017 2:00:00 AM Share this:

The phrase, “Seller’s Market” is everywhere at the moment. Current housing inventory is low, creating high demand and raising prices substantially. What if you are looking to buy? Buying a home is a complex process and current market conditions can make the process even more daunting. Reduce the stress in buying a home with these tips suggested by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR):


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Topics: Buying

Finding Your Perfect Size Home

Jun 6, 2017 8:37:35 AM Share this:

Learn the reasons to go bigger or smaller and how to decide how much space you’ll really need in your next home

The size of your house can have a huge impact on your cost of living, comfort, ability to work from home and much more. If you are house hunting, or plan to house hunt in the near future, consider assessing your current living space first to better understand your needs. Here you’ll find the how-to, as well as things to mull over as you prepare for the hunt.

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Topics: Buying, Advice

What Millenials are Looking for in a Home

Apr 8, 2017 3:52:44 AM Share this:

Millennials. It's a term used to describe people born between the early 1980's to around the year 2000.


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Topics: Buying, Advice, Millennial Buyers

Moving House With Kids?

Oct 4, 2016 6:00:00 AM Share this:

Moving house with kids can be stressful and upsetting for everyone, but particularly young children, especially if they’ve previously only known one home. But with a little foresight, planning and some good old distraction techniques moving to a new home need not be traumatic.


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Topics: Buying

Getting To Know Your Neighborhood

Sep 19, 2016 10:54:04 AM Share this:

Buying a new home often means moving to a new suburb, city or even country. It may be a new location you chose simply because you loved it, or it maybe it’s where you need to be for work or family. Whatever the reason for your change in location, it can be a little daunting finding ways to get to know the neighborhood and have it start feeling like home.


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Topics: Buying