Buying a Home

2 Things That Could Slow Down Closing on a Home

2 Things That Could Slow Down Closing on a Home

As a homebuyer, once you find the house of your dreams you want to close on it as quickly as possible. These two things, however, could pump the brakes on the closing process. Not Getting a Mortgage Preapproval The most common reason for a delay in ...

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How to Pay Off Your Mortgage Loan Faster

How to Pay Off Your Mortgage Loan Faster

You know that buying a home costs money – but does homeownership burden you with a tremendous amount of debt that you’ll never pay off? Here’s what you need to know. Does Buying a Home Mean You’ll Go Into Debt ...

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The 20 Percent Down Payment Myth

The 20 Percent Down Payment Myth

If you’re like many people, you’ve heard that you need to come up with a 20 percent down payment to buy a house for sale in Lakewood – but that’s just not true. Here’s what you need to know about the 20 percent down ...

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Could a Fixer-Upper Be the Right Home for You?

Could a Fixer-Upper Be the Right Home for You?

If you’re like many people, you’ve kicked around the idea of buying a home that needs a little TLC. Maybe you’ve decided that you could live in it while you make a few repairs or upgrades here and there, or that you could buy a ...

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Housing Trends for 2021: What's Sticking Around?

Housing Trends for 2021: What's Sticking Around?

If you're like many people, you know that the COVID-19 pandemic has changed what a lot of buyers are looking for in homes - but some of the trends aren't going away any time soon, even when people start to go back to work. Here are a few of the ...

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Do You Have to Buy Homeowner’s Insurance?

Do You Have to Buy Homeowner’s Insurance?

When you buy a home in Lakewood or Long Beach, do you have to buy homeowner’s insurance? Here’s what you need to know. Do You Have to Buy Homeowner’s Insurance? In the vast majority of cases, you absolutely have to buy ...

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Should Your Builder Offer You a Home Warranty?

Should Your Builder Offer You a Home Warranty?

If you’re like most people buying a new home – one that’s being built just for you – you’re excited. But there’s one thing you have to do before you dive in with both feet, and that’s to make sure that your ...

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5 Questions to Ask Before You Buy a Condo

5 Questions to Ask Before You Buy a Condo

If you’re thinking about buying a condo for sale in Lakewood or Long Beach, you have to think about the condo owner’s association you’ll be part of. The association will collect dues from you to take care of routine maintenance, ...

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Condo vs. Apartment: The Basics

Condo vs. Apartment: The Basics

If you’re browsing real estate listings in Lakewood and Long Beach, there’s a good chance that you’ve come across a number of condominiums. But in a technical sense, what are condos – and other than ownership, how are they ...

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Should You Buy a Condo?

Should You Buy a Condo?

When you’re looking at Lakewood and Long Beach real estate listings, there’s a good chance that you’ll encounter a few condos – but is buying a condo right for you? Here’s what you need to know. Should You Buy a ...

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