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Should I Hire My Own Real Estate Agent When Buying a New Home?

Should I Hire My Own Real Estate Agent When Buying a New Home?

The short answer to this question is YES, you should. Though you think you have enough knowledge about real estate, there are many reasons to hire your own agent. A house is likely to be the largest purchase you ever make.  Don’t assume you can learn enough from...
Factors to Consider Before Starting Your Home Search

Factors to Consider Before Starting Your Home Search

You’ve decided you want to take the plunge into homeownership, but there are multiple decisions you need to make before you can really even begin your home search. Undoubtedly, finances will play a huge factor in your home search. If you find yourself looking at...
What You Should Know Before Buying a Foreclosed Home

What You Should Know Before Buying a Foreclosed Home

Purchasing a foreclosed home is completely different than purchasing a typical home. It may look like a dream offer as it generally comes at a cost that’s lower-than-normal property prices.  However, you may not be aware of the various challenges and risks that...
Ways To Help Your Children Adjust To A New School

Ways To Help Your Children Adjust To A New School

Change can be difficult for anyone, but this is especially true for children. Starting a new school is a change that can be particularly stressful and intimidating for kids. Whether the change is due to a recent move or graduating on to a higher-level school, this can...
How to Protect Yourself Against Cyber Fraud

How to Protect Yourself Against Cyber Fraud

As it’s standard practice to use computer networks and the internet to conduct business, cyber fraud is becoming more commonplace. From individuals to corporations, it seems none are immune from a cyber-attack.  And with the large amount of sensitive personal...
How Do Real Estate Agents Determine the Value of Your Home?

How Do Real Estate Agents Determine the Value of Your Home?

Once you make the decision to put your house on the market, the first thing you’re likely to wonder is how much you’ll be able to sell it for and what is the actual value of your home. Before committing to any one agent, it’s extremely important to reach...