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Open houses: What to look for at an open house

Open houses: What to look for at an open house

Open houses are a great opportunity to view a home without having an appointment. There are certain things you can do to make the most of every visit. When you’re beginning the home-buying process, you might not know exactly what you want. Even if you don’t find your dream home at an open house, visiting […]

Buying vs. renting a house: The advantages of each

Buying vs. renting a house: The advantages of each

When you’re getting ready to move or thinking about becoming a homeowner, it’s important to weigh the pros and cons of buying vs. renting a home. There are a few major factors you should think about when deciding to buy vs. rent your next home. • Cost — Generally, renting is cheaper and has lower […]

Homeowners Association: What an HOA does and how it works

Homeowners Association: What an HOA does and how it works

A homeowners association, or HOA, is an organization created to maintain common areas and enforce rules for the properties within its jurisdiction. Learn the pros and cons of HOAs. What does a homeowners association do? A homeowners association creates and enforces a set of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CC&Rs). The CC&Rs dictate how the homeowners […]

Making an offer: How to make an offer on a house

Making an offer: How to make an offer on a house

Once you’ve found a house you’re ready to purchase, the next step is making an offer to the seller. There are many factors to consider when deciding how much to offer. When deciding how much to offer, you should: • Determine the market — If you’re making an offer in a buyer’s market, you may […]