Category: Buyers


Why do you need an appraisal to buy a home?

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Unless you are a cash buyer, settling on the amount you will pay for a home isn’t always as simple as agreeing to pay the listing price. If you are applying for a home loan, you have to get an appraisal. So what is an appraisal for? When do you have to get an appraisal? [...]

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Pre-qualification, pre-approval, fully underwritten pre-approval: What are the differences?

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Pre-qualification, pre-approval, fully underwritten pre-approval: What are the differences? Are all of them necessary or just some? While aspects of pre-qualifications and pre-approvals are similar, there are some key differences. Pre-Qualification This is just an estimate to get an idea of what mortgage you can probably afford. A mortgage pre-qualification is generally quick to get, [...]

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Is new construction the answer as a last resort?

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If you’ve been searching for a home to buy but can’t find what you want, is building a new home the answer? Beth weighs in.   Find more helpful real estate tips here. [...]

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Do I need to be pre-approved for a home loan, and what does that mean?

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You hear a lot of talk about pre-approval for a home loan – but what does that mean, and does it apply to you? Beth has the answer. Find more helpful real estate tips here. [...]

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Is buying a new home more expensive than buying used?

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Is buying a newly built home more expensive than buying one that’s been lived in before? Beth explains the answer here. See more helpful real estate tips here. [...]

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What does it cost to use a real estate agent?

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How much does it cost to have a real estate agent when you buy a home? The answer may surprise you. Beth has the overview for what you can expect to pay. See our library of real estate tips here. [...]

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