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Home Inspections for Sellers: What to Expect

What You’ll Learn:How to prepare for a home inspection and how it can impact your home sale

Topic Discussed:Purchase, Selling Your Home, Homebuying 101, Getting Started

Expected Read Time:7 MINS

Published: Dec 30, 2022

Learn how to prepare for a home inspection, find answers to common questions, and preview a sample home inspection checklist for sellers.

Buying Your First Home with a VA Loan: Getting Started

What You’ll Learn:Three key steps to follow before moving forward with a VA Loan.

Topic Discussed:Purchase, Homebuying 101, VA Loans, Getting Started

Expected Read Time:5 MINS

Published: Dec 30, 2022

Unsure where to begin as a first-time homebuyer in the military? Read our three-step guide to becoming VA loan-eligible.

Closing on Your Home While Out of Town

What You’ll Learn:How to handle paperwork, staging, and payments so you can close remotely.

Topic Discussed:Purchase, Homebuying 101, First Time Home Buyer, Getting Started

Expected Read Time:5 MINS

Published: Dec 30, 2022

Explore the four common hurdles that arise when buying or selling properties from afar and how to overcome those challenges.

When Is the Right Time to Buy a House?

What You’ll Learn:Key factors to help you determine if it's the right time to buy a home

Topic Discussed:Purchase, Homebuying 101, First Time Home Buyer, Getting Started

Expected Read Time:4 MINS

Published: Dec 30, 2022

Is there a best time to buy a house? Learn how to decide if this is a good time to buy a home and home buyer factors to consider.

Planning an Open House: What Sellers Need to Know

What You’ll Learn:Learn about open houses, how to plan one, and their pros and cons.

Topic Discussed:Purchase, Selling Your Home, Homebuying 101, Getting Started

Expected Read Time:7 MINS

Published: Dec 30, 2022

Should you plan an open house? If so, where do you begin? Find out the most crucial details about real estate open houses.

Buying and Selling a Home at the Same Time

What You’ll Learn:Pitfalls to avoid when buying a new home before selling your current home

Topic Discussed:Purchase, Selling Your Home, Homebuying 101, Getting Started

Expected Read Time:5 MINS

Published: Dec 30, 2022

Striving for a seamless home buying and selling experience? Learn the risks of buying a house before selling and how to avoid them.

What Happens During the Walk-through?

What You’ll Learn:Preparing for a walk-through? Here's what you should know beforehand.

Topic Discussed:Purchase, Homebuying 101, First Time Home Buyer, Getting Started

Expected Read Time:6 MINS

Published: Dec 16, 2022

What happens, and what should you be looking for when you conduct a walk-through before the closing.

Mortgage Servicers

What You’ll Learn:The Role of a Mortgage Servicer

Topic Discussed:Purchase, Homebuying 101, First Time Home Buyer, Getting Started

Expected Read Time:6 MINS

Published: Dec 16, 2022

Who do you call with questions regarding your existing home loan? Sometimes, it's not the Mortgage Lender. Find out what Mortgage Servicing is and why it matters.

Should I Buy Mortgage Points Up Front?

What You’ll Learn:Learn about points and pros and cons of paying them upfront.

Topic Discussed:Purchase, Homebuying 101, First Time Home Buyer, Getting Started

Expected Read Time:6 MINS

Published: Dec 16, 2022

Learn what mortgage points are how to decide whether paying mortgage points are in your best interest.

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