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Category: First Time Home Buyers (18 posts)

  • May 23, 2018 @ 12:25 PM
  • Posted by Karen Blomquist

How to Know If You Should Buy a Home or Continue Renting

While owning a home and a plot of land was once part of the 'American Dream' for many people, the times have shifted. The global financial crisis which resulted in a massive shift in the housing marke

  • December 13, 2017 @ 1:08 PM
  • Posted by Karen Blomquist

What to Look for When Buying Your First Home

Buying a first home is an exciting time in an individual's life. You may already have a family that needs more than simply being a good structure to protect against them against the elements. In addit

  • October 24, 2017 @ 12:08 PM
  • Posted by Karen Blomquist

Buying Your First Home? Be Prepared for These 5 Startup Expenses

If you are in the market for your first home, you’ve probably saved a substantial amount of money for the down payment. You researched closing costs, sought out the best deal on a mortgage, and

  • July 26, 2017 @ 12:02 PM
  • Posted by Karen Blomquist

Five Things First Time Home Buyers Should Do Before They Go Shopping

Shopping for your first home is exciting, and it is only natural to want to get right to it. The idea of trading in that monthly rent check for a mortgage payment that builds equity and wealth for the

  • January 25, 2017 @ 12:14 PM
  • Posted by Karen Blomquist

Timing Your Home Sale

Timing the sale of your home is easier said than done. There are all sorts of factors to consider, from seasonal advantages to the economic climate of a particular region. And that's in addition to po

  • December 28, 2016 @ 4:57 PM
  • Posted by Karen Blomquist

Should You Borrow Money to Invest in Real Estate?

There's no disputing that real estate investment is one of the best business models for those looking to achieve long-term financial success. The one problem most would-be investors have, however, is

  • October 26, 2016 @ 12:02 PM
  • Posted by Karen Blomquist

5 Tips for Buying Your First Rental Property

Investing in a rental property is a great step toward earning passive income and building wealth. Unfortunately, becoming a landlord for the first time can also be challenging and lead to a financial

  • September 28, 2016 @ 10:03 AM
  • Posted by Karen Blomquist

7 Tips for Buying a Condominium

There are many advantages to living in a condominium. You aren't required to mow the grass or shovel the snow (if any). You have access to amenities such as pools and fitness centers. And you probably

  • August 10, 2016 @ 3:16 PM
  • Posted by Karen Blomquist

Tips to Ease the Moving Process

Moving can be a stressful process, no matter how far you are traveling. Planning your move minimizes the stress associated with this task while also simplifying the process. Here are several tips that

  • July 27, 2016 @ 11:38 AM
  • Posted by Karen Blomquist

Rent or Buy? 3 Tips to Help You Decide

The decision to buy or rent a home in is one that should not be taken lightly. After all, the choice you make is going to affect you for at least a year and probably much longer than that. While this

  • April 13, 2016 @ 10:16 AM
  • Posted by Karen Blomquist

5 Smart Ways to Improve Your Credit Score

Whether you want to buy a house or just get a better rate on your credit card, your credit score will play a big role in how well you do and how much you have to pay.   If you do not know your

  • March 9, 2016 @ 11:50 AM
  • Posted by Karen Blomquist

Make Money When You Buy

Every intelligent real estate investor understands the basic principle of making money when you buy. It’s extremely important to learn and understand this concept for your business because it ca

  • November 10, 2015 @ 3:03 PM
  • Posted by Karen Blomquist

What To Look For When Buying Your First Home

Becoming a first time homebuyer is an exciting time in an individual's life. You may already have a family that needs more than simply being a good structure to protect against them against the elemen

  • October 14, 2015 @ 10:48 AM
  • Posted by Karen Blomquist

4 Homebuyer Tips To Make House Hunting More Efficient

Going house hunting can be fun and exciting at first, but the more houses you look at, the more frustrating you might become -- especially if you just can't seem to find the perfect home. No one

  • May 27, 2015 @ 7:00 PM
  • Posted by Karen Blomquist

7 Easy Tips for Preventing Clutter

Whether you are preparing your home for sale or just trying to gain a little sanity it's great to declutter your home. From saving space to sparing time and reducing stress, decluttering can make ever

  • May 14, 2015 @ 11:43 AM
  • Posted by Karen Blomquist

7 Hidden Costs of Homeownership

You've made that momentous decision to buy a home. Your credit score is good, your employment is steady, you're debt-free and you've even saved up enough money to cover a down payment as well as some

  • April 8, 2015 @ 7:15 PM
  • Posted by Karen Blomquist

5 Things That May Not Be Included In Your Home Purchase

When you find the house you love and want to purchase, if there is something you want included in the purchase, tell your agent. Be prepared to pay an additional amount for anything the seller did not

  • September 30, 2014 @ 7:14 PM
  • Posted by Karen Blomquist

First Time Buyer Plan

Navigating the world of Canadian home buying.   Step 1: Figure out how much you can afford. Falling in love with a house you can’t afford can be heartbreaking. Avoid disappointment by