Buying a Home

May 31, 2017

New Construction or Existing Home?



When looking for a home, most people have the choice between an existing, already-built home and new construction. There are a lot of reasons to buy a new home, but there also are some drawbacks that you need to consider.

Customization
If you are building your home from scratch rather ...
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Feb. 24, 2017

Things to consider when buying a vacation home

The beautiful beaches of southeastern North Carolina are a popular tourist destination for the East Coast and the nation. By extension, it's also a popular place to buy a vacation home as many visitors want to return regularly. If you're considering buying your own coastal North Carolina vacation ...

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Jan. 17, 2017

How to Save for a Down Payment While Renting



Are you tired of renting? Rental prices are rising and homeowners everywhere are enjoying a steady increase in property values. If you are thinking about buying your first home, the time is now. Building equity in a home that you will one day own makes much more sense than throwing ...

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Dec. 27, 2016

5 Things to Know About VA Loans

When you’re a veteran, adjusting to civilian life can be difficult. One of the ways the government tries to support our veterans is through affordable VA loans. Although the Department of Veteran Affairs doesn’t lend money for VA loans, it does back loans made by banks and mortgage companies, which ...

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Nov. 18, 2016

Should You Buy a House When You Have Student Loan Debt?

Today, it’s incredibly rare to graduate from college without at least some student loan debt. A few lucky people get away with owing just a few grand, while others find themselves saddled with six-digit debt. There are many contributing factors to our student loan crisis, but we’re not here to ...

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Nov. 2, 2016

5 Myths About Homeownership Debunked

For most of us, buying a home is the biggest purchase we’ll ever make. If it’s our first time going through the home-buying process, we often feel nervous, tense, and confused. There’s nothing wrong with this—after all, we’re about to spend a lot of money—but only if we worry about ...

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Oct. 24, 2016

Scary First-Time Homebuyer Mistakes

One-story or two-story? Wood floors or carpet? Cul-de-sac or private lot? Fixed-rate or adjustable-rate loan? Amidst all the fun and excitement of buying your first house, the endless decisions can make even the most poised person go a little insane! After over 30 years buying and selling homes in southeastern ...

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Oct. 5, 2016

7 Simple Steps That Will Make Closing Day a Breeze

You found a house, fell in love, made an offer, and it was accepted. Congratulations! Before you pop the champagne and pick out paint colors, there are still a few steps you need to take to ensure the transition from your old house to your new home goes as seamlessly ...

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May 9, 2016

Four Steps To A Great Relationship With Your Realtor

Good relationships are important. This is true whether you’re talking about a relationship with your parents, siblings, children, friends, neighbors or real estate agent.

Yes, that’s right. If you’re buying or selling a home, a good relationship with your real estate agent is very important to ensuring the process goes ...

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April 11, 2016

How To Choose The Best Home For Your Growing Family

Congratulations! You’re having a baby! Adding a child to your family is an exciting, thrilling, and occasionally terrifying time. In addition to obsessively reading What to Expect When You’re Expecting and combing Pinterest for nursery ideas, it’s also a good time to decide what in your life needs to be ...

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