Tag Archives: Homeowner

10-Step Guide to Buying a House

http://www.realtor.com/advice/buy/10-step-guide-to-buying-a-house/

  1. Are you ready to be a homeowner?
  2. Hire a Realtor®
  3. Get pre-approved
  4. Look at homes
  5. Choose a home
  6. Get funding
  7. Make an offer
  8. Get insurance
  9. Closing!!
  10. What’s next?!
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5 Lessons From First-Time Home Buyers

http://www.realtor.com/advice/buy/5-lessons-from-first-time-homebuyers/

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  1. Mortgage meltdown — never count on your financing until it’s final/closed…
  2. Count your costs — keep track of your mounting costs and fees…
  3. Budget time & money for repairs — they’ll cost you, in more ways than one…
  4. Multiple visits are okay — don’t be shy if you want to re-visit the home…
  5. Learn (& love) thy neighbors — it can make or break your living situation…

More Home Owners Carve Out Outdoor Entertainment Spaces

More Home Owners Carve Out Outdoor Entertainment Spaces.

Source: HouseLogic & Houzz

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2014 Cost vs. Value: 5 Mid-Range Remodeling Projects That Offer the Biggest Returns.

  1. Entry door replacement (steel)
  2. Deck addition (wood)
  3. Attic bedroom
  4. Garage door replacement
  5. Minor kitchen remodel

 

Source: Realtor.org | ‘Styled, Staged, Sold’ (blog)

Extend Living Space with a Comfy Screened-In Porch

http://www.houselogic.com/photos/other-rooms/screen-porch-pictures/slide/porch-perfect/#porch-perfect

Source: HouseLogic.com 

 

Young Renters Say They Want to Own, But…

Young Renters Say They Want to Own, But …

“Most younger renters think owning is a more sensible housing choice for financial reasons, according to Fannie Mae’s new National Housing Survey. Seventy-six percent of young renters, defined in this study as between 18 and 39, think owning makes more sense because they’re protected against rent increases, and owning can be a good investment over the long-term.” (via RealtorMag.Realtor.org).