Home Buying

First Time Homebuyer Tips

First Time Homebuyer Tips

M&I, a part of BMO Financial Group, recently issued some advice for first time homebuyers. Although M&I is located in Indiana, the tips apply to non-Hoosiers, too. How does this sound? Assess Affordability It's widely accepted advice: Housing costs should not take up...

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Housing Recovery Still a Year Away

Housing Recovery Still a Year Away

Builderonline.com recently reported that despite signs in November of a housing market recovery, reality will see the beginnings of a true turn-around sometime in 2013. Some of the stats that seasoned the article were noteworthy and not terribly promising, including:...

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Homebuyer Haggling Hits the Web

Homebuyer Haggling Hits the Web

Negotiating home prices just got a little easier. Or at least more impersonal. The website BuyerCurious.com lets buyers make an offer on a property via the website, taking inconvenient -- and sometimes awkward -- phone calls out of the mix. Once a buyer identifies a...

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5 Top Homebuying Negotiation Tips

5 Top Homebuying Negotiation Tips

Found the home of your dreams? Good, now keep it to yourself! Make no mistake: buying a home is a negotiation, and sometimes the less you reveal, the better off you are. You know what a poker face is? Put it on. Now. To ensure you get the best price possible, here are...

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Buying on Leased Land

Buying on Leased Land

It's fun to take a look at properties for sale in my area from time to time, especially the lakefront properties. They don't come up for sale often and at times there are some great opportunities to take on a quaint cottage with Lake Champlain lapping at the door....

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Young Homebuyers Aren’t

Young Homebuyers Aren’t

...buying, that is. This according to a recent "Demo Memo" report cited on Builderonline.com. The key age group for home buying -- 30-to-34 year olds -- has experienced a bigger decline in homeownership than any other age, with a rate falling from 56.8 to 51.6 percent...

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