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Tuesday, June 18, 2024   /   by Brittany Aspenson

5 DECISIVE QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR SIGNIFICANT OTHER BEFORE BUYING A HOUSE TOGETHER

While it's a cliche that communication is key among successful couples, it couldn’t be any truer and more crucial if you’re planning to buy a house together. Not only are you going to make one of the most fulfilling purchases of your life—but you’re also going to experience the joy and hardships of homeownership with the person you love.


Tuesday, June 4, 2024   /   by Brittany Aspenson

THE BIGGEST PROS AND CONS OF BUYING A HOUSE NEAR A HIGHWAY, AIRPORT, AND OTHER LANDMARKS

If you're house-hunting for your ideal property, you might have heard about the “location, location, location” mantra that’s prominent in real estate. Here we’ve listed five locations that might make you think twice before living near them. 


Tuesday, May 7, 2024   /   by Brittany Aspenson

HOMEOWNERS, HERE'S YOUR MAINTENANCE AND SAFETY CHECKLIST FOR MAY

After April showers come May, with weather too wonderful to be stuck inside, but just make sure not to spend too much of your time relaxing, but also keep up with your home maintenance and improvements that will prepare your home for the hotter months ahead. Of course, getting it ready for your summer barbecues and outdoor entertaining is also part of the deal. 

Here are a few things you should do for your home in May while enjoying more of the sunshine:


Tuesday, April 30, 2024   /   by Brittany Aspenson

5 COMMON REASONS FOR BUYER'S REMORSE AFTER PURCHASING A HOME

What is home buyer's remorse?

Buyer’s remorse is a feeling of regret, guilt, or anxiety after making a purchase, thinking that it’s a wrong decision. It’s also known as buyer’s regret or buyer’s disappointment. While it can result from any sort of purchase, even the smallest ones, it usually occurs after a significant commitment, such as buying a house or a car.

Some homeowners feel buyer’s remorse after purchasing a home. They either feel that it was an outright mistake or think that there’s a better option for them out there. Buyer’s remorse is common, especially to first-timers. In fact, a 2022 survey of homeowners found that more than half — 60 percent — feel some form of buyer’s remorse over their housing purchases. Regrets are especially common among those who bought a home during the pandemic era (2020 or later), when sale prices began to boom. 

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