Buying a Home

2 More Things NOT to Do While House Hunting

2 More Things NOT to Do While House Hunting

Although you may be eager to find a new home, especially in today’s super-competitive market, be careful to avoid these missteps that could hinder the process of finding the home that’s the perfect fit for you. Being Afraid to Be ...

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3 Things Not to Do While House Hunting

3 Things Not to Do While House Hunting

In the effort to find a new home, especially in today’s super-competitive market, do your very best to avoid these mistakes that can hinder the process of finding the home that’s just right for you, or simply make your home search less ...

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2 Home Offer Acceptance Delays You Should Know

2 Home Offer Acceptance Delays You Should Know

You’ve submitted an offer to purchase your dream home in Long Beach. The house is situated on a quiet cul-de-sac and it’s just the right size. The backyard has plenty of space for the kids, and the neighborhood has jogging ...

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How Long Does a Seller Have to Accept Your Offer?

How Long Does a Seller Have to Accept Your Offer?

  So you’ve found your dream home in Lakewood. It’s a beautiful residence that checks all your boxes. The community is one you’ve always envisioned for you and your family, the school district has a great reputation, and the ...

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What Is an Offer Review Date? Facts You Should Know

What Is an Offer Review Date? Facts You Should Know

In a housing market not very long ago a buyer could make an offer on a house, and if it was accepted they could move forward with a home inspection and financing. That hasn’t quite been the case for some time now, and in many parts of the ...

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Questions About Real Estate: What Does Contingent Mean?

Questions About Real Estate: What Does Contingent Mean?

Searching for a home to buy can be difficult. What happens when you find the one, only to realize it is marked as contingent? Questions About Real Estate: What Does Contingent Mean? What does contingent mean? Can you still make an offer on the ...

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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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