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10 Creative
Ways to Save

Saving money isn’t always easy, but this doesn’t mean you can’t have any fun! Check out some creative ways to start saving.

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5 Ways to Improve
Your Credit Score

If you are planning to purchase a home and would like to increase your credit score before applying, consider these steps.

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Financial Readiness Flowchart

Are you financially ready to buy a home? Our simple flowchart walks you through things to consider when determining your financial readiness.

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Your Quick Guide
to Loan Options

While speaking to a lender is always recommended, this guide will help you navigate this important step of the home buying journey.

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Your Price Point: Breaking it Down

To give you confidence in figuring out how much you can afford, we explain some of the major costs of buying a home and provide advice in choosing a lender.

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3 Things to Know About Mortgage Pre-Approval

The mortgage pre-approval process is not as difficult or as scary as you might think. Here are three things you should know about getting pre-approved.

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A Mortgage Guide for
the Self-Employed

Being self-employed doesn’t mean you can’t qualify for a mortgage, but it does present a few challenges. Read through for some helpful tips.

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Commonly Used Home Buying Terms

When buying a home and applying for a mortgage, there are plenty of terms that can leave you confused. Review our list of easy-to-understand definitions.

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Buying or Renting?
How to Choose

Owning doesn’t always make more financial sense than renting, nor is renting always simpler than owning. Consider the pros and cons of each.

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How Heating
Systems Work

For many first time home buyers, one of the most confusing and costly parts of a home is the heating system. Read on below for a summary of the main heating sources and distribution systems.

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Understanding the Difference Between a Buyer's and Seller's Market

When starting your search, it is helpful to know what type of market you are getting into and how to prepare appropriately. As your agent, there are three key metrics we review to gauge the current market environment.

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Westchester County or Fairfield County? Things to Consider

Both Westchester County, NY and Fairfield County, CT provide plenty of housing and lifestyle options. But these two counties also have some significant differences.

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Cheat Sheet: Assessing a Home's Condition

Ready to view some homes? Download our property cheat sheet for a list of important things to look for when assessing a home's condition.

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Submitting an
Attractive Offer

Once you’ve found the perfect home, it’s time to make an offer. Here are some tips for making your offer stronger and more attractive.

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Navigating the
Final Steps

Once your offer has been accepted, there are a few critical steps before the deal closes. Find out what happens next, and get ready to move into your new home!

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Preparing for Your
Home Inspection

Your home inspection is a crucial step in the home buying process, as it helps uncover any potential issues and prevents any surprises after you move in.

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Parties to a
Transaction

There are many different parties involved at each step in a real estate transaction. Learn more about each of these parties and the roles they play.

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You're a Homeowner,
Now What?

You finally have your own home! And with that comes responsibility. Here are a few things you should do to protect your home and yourself now and in the future.

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Contingencies, Closing Costs & Timelines

These are three important aspects of areal estate transaction that you should be aware of. We're detailing each so you are prepared for your home buying journey.

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What to Know Buying a Home Near NYC

There's a lot you must know before you buy a home near NYC. Read on for a simple guide to buying a home near to New York City.

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Pre-approval Road Map

A pre-approval is an important first step in the home buying process. Read on to understand the meaning, steps and required documentation to receive your pre-approval letter.

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