Buying a Home

Should You Buy a House on a Busy Street?

Should You Buy a House on a Busy Street?

If you're like many people, you browse real estate listings and nod your head when you read about a home that's located "on a quiet street." But is living on a busy street all that bad? Here's what you need to know. Should You Buy a House on a Busy ...

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Should You Buy a Fixer-Upper?

Should You Buy a Fixer-Upper?

Do you think you could manage buying a fixer-upper? If you're considering buying a house that needs a little (or a lot of) TLC, here's what you need to know first. Should You Buy a Fixer-Upper? Buying a home that needs serious remodeling is a big ...

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Buying and Selling at the Same Time? Here's What to Know

Buying and Selling at the Same Time? Here's What to Know

If you're buying a home while you're trying to sell the one you currently live in, there are a few tricks of the trade your real estate agent might share with you - and a few things you shouldn't do, too. Buying and Selling at the Same Time? Here's ...

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3 Things You Should Never Do When You Buy a Home

3 Things You Should Never Do When You Buy a Home

If you're buying a home in Lakewood or Long Beach, you need somebody looking out for you - and that means working with a real estate agent. For most people, it's a no-brainer; having someone in your corner is invaluable (and besides, it doesn't cost ...

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Can Sellers Back Out of a Real Estate Transaction?

Can Sellers Back Out of a Real Estate Transaction?

You might be surprised to learn that sometimes, sellers can back out of a real estate transaction. No, they can't just walk away because they feel like it - but here are five instances in which it's okay for a seller to make a fast exit out of your ...

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5 Mistakes Buyers Make Around Home Inspections

5 Mistakes Buyers Make Around Home Inspections

When you’re buying a home in Lakewood or Long Beach, you need a home inspection – and it’s one of the most important aspects of the transaction. Unfortunately, many people make some serious mistakes when it comes to having a home ...

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What Are Contingencies in a Real Estate Contract?

What Are Contingencies in a Real Estate Contract?

If you’re buying a home for sale in Lakewood, you’ll eventually sign a purchase contract with the seller. Your contract will include contingencies – but what are they, and what will they mean for you?   What Are Contingencies ...

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5 Common Mistakes Buyers Make

5 Common Mistakes Buyers Make

When you’re buying a home for sale in Long Beach, Lakewood or any of the surrounding communities, your Realtor® will be with you every step of the way – but it’s better to be prepared, so make sure you know about these five ...

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Big Problems Home Inspectors Can Discover

Big Problems Home Inspectors Can Discover

When you’re buying a home for sale in Lakewood or Long Beach, you’ll have a home inspection done by a qualified inspector. The inspector’s job is to check for issues that could affect your enjoyment of the home - and sometimes ...

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Let's Talk About Earnest Money

Let's Talk About Earnest Money

When you want to buy a home for sale in Lakewood or Long Beach, you’ll have to come up with an earnest money deposit. But what is earnest money, and what happens to it when you close on a home? What is Earnest Money? Earnest money is money ...

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What to Do if Your Home Has a Lien Against It

What to Do if Your Home Has a Lien Against It

When you sell your home in Lakewood or Long Beach, a title company will look for problems with ownership - and if your home has a lien against it, it’ll pop up. It can derail your entire transaction, too. So what should you do if your home ...

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What You Need to Know About Title Insurance

What You Need to Know About Title Insurance

When you buy a home for sale in Lakewood, Long Beach or elsewhere, you’ll have to buy title insurance - it’s typically a lender requirement. But what is title insurance, and why do you need it? What is Title Insurance? Title insurance ...

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Potential Title Problems When You Buy a Home

Potential Title Problems When You Buy a Home

If you’re buying a home for sale in Lakewood, Long Beach or elsewhere, you’ll have to have a title search performed - your lender will require it. But what kinds of problems can a title search uncover, and what should you do if anything ...

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How Much Does a Home Inspection Cost?

How Much Does a Home Inspection Cost?

If you’re like most people who are buying a home in Lakewood or Long Beach, you’ll have a home inspection done before you sign the dotted line that makes it yours.   But how much does a home inspection cost – and is it worth ...

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3 Home Inspection Tips

3 Home Inspection Tips

When you buy a home for sale in Lakewood or Long Beach, your Realtor® will tell you that you should hire a home inspector. That’s because the inspector is your “inside look” into the home – and he or she can uncover ...

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