How Long Does It Take to Close on a House_

How Long Does It Take to Close on a House?

Closing is the golden moment when both you and the seller have signed the contract and the home is yours, yours, yours. If you want to close as quickly as possible, it helps to know the factors that contribute to…
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Should I Buy a Model Home?

Model homes! They beckon alluringly, full of pricey upgrades and every conceivable bell and whistle. They are designed to sell a given development or specific builder’s homes by making them look good. Should you buy a model home, though? There…
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Home Buying Advice From Your Parents That You Can Ignore

When it comes to major life decisions, it’s often good to know that generations before you have gone through the same thing. Buying a home, getting married, paying taxes and deciding on a career — chances are, you can get…
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The Rise of the Modular Home

The Rise of the Modular Home

Part of the American dream is to buy your own home at some point in your life. It’s what everyone knows is the next step after renting an apartment or home, so a lot of people feel social pressure when…
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Home Buying During the Holidays_ What to Consider

Home Buying During the Holidays: What to Consider

There’s a holiday song that croons “there’s no place like home for the holidays.” Well, what if you need or want to buy a home during the holidays? You may be relocating and need new digs, or simply have more…
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Pay Gap: How It Will Affect New Home Construction

Pay Gap: How It Will Affect New Home Construction

After I graduated from college, it was fairly natural to compare wages with my friends and classmates to benchmark ourselves. It was something of a shock to realize the disparity that occurred not only from industry-to-industry, but specifically from my…
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Buying a House as a Single Woman: What No One Tells You

I paced the floor of my apartment right before midnight — the time when the bid would be final. Did I make the right choice about buying a house? Was I ready for homeownership? Owning a home is a lot…
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How to Begin Flipping Houses

How to Begin Flipping Houses

You’re relatively design-savvy, know a thing or two about home structure and even survived a major kitchen renovation by washing dishes in the bathtub for weeks. Binge-watching “Flip or Flop Atlanta” is your new guilty pleasure. You view the final…
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Tips for Successful House Hunting

Looking for a house can be one of the most exciting things you’ll ever do. It’s a chance to realize your dreams, put down roots and build equity while living under your own roof. It can also be daunting, though.…
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First-Time Condo Buyer Tips

First-Time Condo Buyer Tips

Is it your first time buying a condo? If so, you need to be aware of how buying one differs from purchasing a house and who condos might be best for. It also pays to get a sense of what…
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