Selling your home when you still need to shop for a new one can feel daunting to even the most seasoned homeowner – and especially when the demand for new homes keeps rising, but the supply feels like it's dwindling.¹ If you're already feeling drained by the complex logistics of trying to sell and buy a new home all at once, you're not alone.

Searching for a new home can be exciting, but many homebuyers admit that it can also be stressful, especially if you live in an unpredictable market...

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Move-up vs. second home: the pandemic has changed the way many of us live, work, and attend school—and those changes have impacted our priorities when it comes to choosing a home.

According to a recent survey by The Harris Poll, 75% of respondents who have begun working remotely would like to continue doing so—and 66% would consider moving if they no longer had to commute as often. Some of the top reasons were to gain a dedicated office space (31%), a larger home (30%), and more rooms...

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So, you signed and accepted a Purchase Contract and you’re off to celebrate! Not so fast, my friend – your sale isn’t final until the last condition is waived. Here are six reasons why real estate sales fall apart:

#1 Mortgage Approval Problems

Even buyers who take the time to get pre-approved can be declined for a mortgage. Some “pre-approvals” are just loosely calculated pre-qualifications. The lender hasn’t verified the buyer’s income or confirmed that...

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Whether you’re a first timer or an experienced homeowner, a home buyer checklist can help you get organized. Get ready so that when you find “the one”, you’re ready to make an offer!

  1. Prepare a budget. Get a clear picture of your family’s finances before you hire an agent or apply for a mortgage. List all your monthly fixed expenses, such as car payments, current rent or mortgage, utilities, school tuition, and loan payments. Add categories for other expenses such as food...
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