The Cost of Renting vs. Buying a Home

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Is it cheaper to rent or own a house? With more and more people choosing to become long term renters, this may be perceived as the cheaper option. But in …

Why Fall Might Be The Best Time to Buy a Home

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Spring or late summer might be the best time for selling a home, but these seasons aren’t always great for buyers. More homes on the market means more competition, and …

The 9 Emotional Stages of Buying Your First Home

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Buying your first home is like jumping on an emotional roller coaster. One minute you’re on a high, the next you’re down in the dumps. Here’s a rundown of the …

Here’s What to Expect During a Minnesota Home Inspection

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So your offer has been accepted on your dream home, and the sale is almost a done deal. But don’t start packing just yet – there’s still a home inspection …

Do You Need to be Pre-approved for a Mortgage Before Buying a Home?

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If you’re wondering whether mortgage pre-approval is required to buy a home, the short answer is no. It’s not required legally. But this piece of paperwork can work in your …

10 Essential Questions to Ask When Viewing a Home

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A house is an expensive purchase, but most people spend 25 minutes or less viewing one before they decide to buy it. To ensure you stay informed through the buying …

How to Calculate What Home Price You Can Afford

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If you’re wondering ‘how much can I afford for a home’? This is a question that many first-time homebuyers neglect to ask. Buying a home isn’t just about what you’ll …

Questions to Ask When Attending An Open House

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When you’re attending numerous open houses, by the 8th or 9th viewing they can all start merging into one. But by asking the right questions, you can figure out if …

What is a Contingency Contract and Should I Use One?

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What is a contingency contract? A contingency contract is commonly used in real estate to protect a buyer from being legally encumbered with a house. If the contingencies set out …

The Basics Of Making An Offer On A Home

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You’ve spent months viewing and researching homes and finally found ‘the one’ you want to buy. Now comes the scary but exciting part – making an offer on a home. …