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Should You Go Directly To The Listing Agent When Buying A House?

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When you’re looking to buy a house, you might think it makes sense to go directly to the listing agent who’s listed the property for sale. Some of the more common reasons people give for doing so are: Why not? Doesn’t it just make sense… The agent listed the property and is the one selling it. They know all about the house. They know all about the owner, so maybe you can get some inside scoop and a better deal than if you had your own buyer’s agent in the mix. Isn’t it like buying a car? You have to go …

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Homeownership Timing Couldn’t Get Better

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In the current economic climate, a lot of renters thinking homeownership is out of their reach. But if you think buying a home is out of reach, you might want to think again.  According to the National Association of Realtors’ Realtors Confidence® Index, first-time buyers accounted for 29% of all home sales from late 2016 to late 2017. That’s nearly one-third of all home sales! And there’s a reason so many people are making the transition from renting to owning… Rents are rising. According to a recent Zillow study, the median US rent is taking up 29.1% of household income, …

Home Buying With No Excuses

Home Buying-Bust Through If you—or someone you know—is still on the fence about home buying today, don’t wait. We’ve heard lots of excuses in recent years. Not enough down payment? Credit score too low? Can’t qualify with a foreclosure (short sale, bankruptcy) history? Too much debt (especially, student debt)? Rates too high? Loans too expensive? Don’t know where to start?                     All of these worries can be—and are—overcome with time and determination. Don’t be walled in by old assumptions when it come to home buying. In this market with low rates …