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Moving

The Best Tips and Strategies for Unpacking After a Move

June 23, 2020

  If moving is stressing you out, consider yourself normal. Research shows that moving is one of the most stressful events in the average person’s life. In fact, it’s considered more stressful than a divorce. But it doesn’t have to be. If you plan ahead, you can tackle the most stressful aspects of a move… [Read More]

What Are the Biggest Red Flags to Notice During a Home Inspection?

June 11, 2020

Before you finalize any property transaction, it’s important for you to conduct a home inspection. Typically, the homebuyer conducts a home inspection as they see fit after making an initial offer—with that offer contingent upon the results of the inspection. If the inspection goes well, the offer can go through without a hitch. Occasionally, you… [Read More]

How to Shop for a Better Home Loan 

June 4, 2020

One of the most important steps in the homebuying process is getting a loan, so you can afford the home with just a down payment. That said, the terms and interest rate of your loan can make a major impact on your long-term finances; for example, a loan of $100,000 at 4.0 percent interest over… [Read More]

How to Choose a Moving Company When Buying or Selling a House

May 19, 2020

Buying and/or selling a house is a stressful process with dozens of different steps. And at the end of all the showings, paperwork, repairs, and negotiations, you get the distinct privilege of moving all of your stuff. Though some people choose to move on their own, we suggest letting someone else do the heavy lifting.

Should You Consider Selling Your Texas Home This Spring?

May 14, 2020

Spring is a popular season in the real estate market, prompting millions of people around the country to start listing their homes (and start looking for new ones). Common advice suggests that this is beneficial, allowing you to sell your home faster, get more money for your home, or both. But is this really the… [Read More]

Everything is Negotiable: 7 Things Homebuyers Can Haggle On

May 7, 2020

In our American culture, price negotiations aren’t something the average consumer deals with on a daily basis. When you walk in to Walmart to purchase an item, the price listed is the price you pay. If you think it’s too high, you don’t buy the item. The same goes with food at a restaurant or… [Read More]

A Homeowner’s Guide to Choosing the Right Insurance Policy

May 5, 2020

Insurance is not a favorite topic, but it’s an important one. And for homeowners, it can mean the difference between protecting your investment at an affordable rate and overspending for poor coverage that leaves you vulnerable to expensive problems and issues down the road.

How to Pack for Your First Night in a New Home

April 28, 2020

If you’re getting ready to buy a new house, you’ll want to begin the packing and preparation process as soon as possible. Starting early will help you stay organized throughout the process, and will give you plenty of opportunities to make corrections as you get closer to your move date. Beyond that, it will make… [Read More]

How Can You Tell If There’s a Housing Bubble

April 23, 2020

Housing bubbles have real estate investors and everyday homebuyers on edge—maybe not constantly, but enough to matter. And after the economic crisis of 2008, it’s no wonder why. But is there a definitive way to tell whether a bubble is developing, so you can take proper action to avoid it?

10 Tips for Diversifying Your Real Estate Portfolio

April 21, 2020

If you’re an avid real estate investor, you likely already know about the importance of diversifying your portfolio. In the stock market, diversification is fairly straightforward; you’ll want to own shares in a mix of companies from different industries and of different sizes. Index funds and mutual funds make this easy, allowing you to essentially… [Read More]