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When you buy a new home, chances are you’re buying new home insurance as well. Your mortgage lender will generally require you to show proof that you have homeowners insurance on your new property. It’s a way to protect their investment, and yours. While you’re in the insurance market, your new h...
02/22/2021
Buying a new home is always an exciting process, especially for first-time homebuyers. The housing market continues to flourish — in fact, home sales are up 20.9% from one year ago — and the number of first-time buyers saw an annualized increase of 2 million as of September 2020.  Whether you’re ...
02/10/2021
Seventy-nine million people will be aged 65 or older by 2035, according to the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. While an aging population has put a strain on some resources, including health care, other industries are thriving under increased demand. Communities geared towa...
02/10/2021
The coronavirus pandemic gave the housing market an unexpected boost. Many city-dwellers — working remotely and no longer location-dependent — ditched their digs for more spacious homes in the suburbs.  This so-called “urban exodus” was already in motion before the pandemic. But with the virus dr...
01/22/2021
To say the coronavirus pandemic has upended everyone’s plans this year would be an understatement. Millions of people were laid off and had to adjust their financial goals as they coped with the realities of the COVID-19 outbreak. Perhaps you were among them and have since landed a new position a...
12/11/2020
It’s an understatement to say that 2020 has been an unusual year. The coronavirus pandemic has left a mark on small and large businesses alike, and no industry is safe from the fiscal rollercoaster, including the real estate market. While sales plummeted in April, the market bounced back in the f...
12/11/2020
During the homebuying process, most shoppers expect they’ll have to compromise on some of their wants. Whether it’s the neighborhood, home price or the number of bathrooms, buyers know they may not get everything on their wish list. But for shoppers whose needs include having an accessible home —...
11/17/2020
Generally, when you buy a house, you get nothing but the building(s), the land and everything that’s bolted down. Fences, sheds, carpeting, curtain rods, light fixtures and dishwashers generally stay. Furniture and televisions usually go. But occasionally, you’ll find a furnished home for sale. F...
10/27/2020
Those in the homebuying market don’t need to be told twice: shopping for a house is difficult. For many consumers, purchasing real estate is the single largest investment they’ll ever make, not to mention the day-to-day impact their choice can have on their lifestyle. Should the home be in the ci...
10/22/2020
It’s common knowledge that purchasing a home will set you back several thousands of dollars on top of the purchase price. Closing costs and fees can add up to 2% to 6% of the mortgage amount when financing.  However, when it comes to selling, homeowners end up shelling out a decent amount of mone...
09/28/2020
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