November 2014

Found 4 blog entries for November 2014.

We know that finding an affordable home isn’t always as easy as it sounds, especially for those who need larger spaces, plenty of land or other specific criteria. One way to obtain a dream home, yet still afford it, is to purchase a foreclosure. These homes need work, but buyers get a great deal to compensate them for the inconvenience. We’ve compiled a few basic tips to help buyers avoid common foreclosure pitfalls and smooth the way to homeownership.

Use a Qualified Agent

If you are only interested in foreclosed homes, choose an agent that has experience with buying foreclosures. These agents have often developed relationships with the banks and mortgage companies and know about homes before they are even listed. They also know which ones have

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There is nothing more relaxing than sitting on your back porch and looking out over a lake, river or creek. For this reason, many homebuyers are in the market for a waterfront retreat or home with a view. However, purchasing a waterfront property isn’t something you should do without learning the basics about life on the water. Keep in mind these potential issues and talk with your real estate agent before you become too attached to that lakefront home!

· Access – A home can be on a lake or river, but not actually provide access to the body of water. Find out if the property has deeded access or if there is any other access stipulated in the sales agreement.

· Insurance – A home on a body of water is likely going to be in a flood plain. This may

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With the internet's incredible impact on the real estate industry, getting to know the best apps for real estate agents is essential for reaching today's digitally savvy home buyer. In addition, these apps make it easier for sellers, buyers, and investors to gather and use vital property details.

1. Google Maps

Platforms: Web, Android, iOS, Windows Phones

Price: Free

You might already use Google maps in your computer's web browser, but you'll want to download the mobile version for indispensable navigation during a home search.

2. Zillow

Platforms: Web, Android, iOS

Price: Free

Whether you're selling or buying a home, you'll want to gauge the strength of the market with a full search of properties in the region.


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