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Understanding Common Architectural Styles as You Shop for Your New Home

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Last week we discussed buying an older home with character, but what does that mean? Let’s take a refresher on the most common architectural styles you’ll find in homes throughout the U.S. Colonial Colonials are one of the most common homes styles in the country, especially in the Northeast, where they first found traction in…

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This Old House: The Pros and Cons of Buying an Older Home

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Let’s consider the pros and cons of buying an older home versus a newer build for your next real estate purchase With new construction rising up to meet skyrocketing housing demands, older homes don’t always get the same spotlight in the market. New windows, superior insulation, and manicured landscaping in a new neighborhood have their…

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Downpayment Low Down

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How Much is the Right Downpayment to Put Down And Why This is one of the most important financial decisions you’ll ever make. And let’s face it: homes are expensive, sometimes prohibitively so, especially in the current market. But there’s one common financial deterrent that potential homebuyers might be able to take off their list…

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Don’t Neglect the Inspection

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Play the long game when it comes to getting a home inspection—don’t skip this crucial step in the home buying process. The process of closing on your new home can be arduous and nerve wracking to say the least. From house hunting and making sometimes numerous offers, to negotiating contracts and closing the deal (before…

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What is a PCOA and How Do You Navigate It?

Post-Closing Occupancy Agreement

The PCOA, or Post-Closing Occupancy Agreement, is common but often misunderstood A PCOA is when a seller will stay in the property past the closing date or settlement date. PCOAs, also known as Post-Closing Possession Agreements, Post-Occupancy Agreements (POA), or “rent backs,” can vary widely in price and structure. On one level, it’s an integral…

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How to Declutter Your Home for Selling

Declutter Your Home

Are you thinking the time might be right to list your home? Decluttering, depersonalizing, and organizing are key ways to prepare your home for selling! Not only will the steps outlined below make a better first impression and help your home look and feel more presentable to potential buyers, it might just lead to higher…

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