home buying

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    Do I need a home inspection?

    You're buying a house and your Realtor asks if you'll be getting a home inspection. They cost between $250 and $400 and take up...
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    How to do a DIY home inspection

    Depending on where you live and the company you use, a home inspection can cost anywhere from $250 to $400. If you're confident that...
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    Buying a home on the post-recession market

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    If you’re looking for a new home in this post-recession market, you need to hire… a psychologist? That’s exactly what ERA Real...
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    How to decide if you should buy or rent a house

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    We've always been told buying a house is one of the best investments you can make. But is it really? When it comes to buying a home,...
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    The hidden costs of home buying

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    No doubt about it, buying your first home is expensive and can cost a significant amount more than expected when it's all said and...
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    How to pick a great neighborhood

    Your neighborhood says everything about you. When someone asks you what side of town you live on, they’re actually asking, “What...
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    7 Signs it's time to stop renting and start buying

    The debate over whether to rent or own is as old as housing itself. Are the extra costs of home ownership worth it? Should you throw...
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    How to determine your housing budget

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    So you’re mentally ready to buy a house, but you’re not sure how much home you can afford financially? Determining your housing...
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    How to start your house hunt

    Starting the hunt for the perfect home can be an arduous, overwhelming task. How do you know the home that is perfect for you now...