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5 Common First-Time Home Buyer Mistakes You Won’t Want to Make Yourself

by on March 24th, 2017 Leave a Comment

We all make mistakes the first time we do something, but those mistakes can be doozies for first-time home buyers. For one, these errors are hard to backpedal out of—and worse, they can cost thousands of dollars. And so, in the hopes that you won’t inadvertently step into one of these booby traps, we got some homeowners to […]


The One Thing Everyone Should Do (but Never Does) Before Buying a House

by on March 20th, 2017 Leave a Comment

Sometime in my mid-20s, I decided I wanted to stay in the Maryland area and buy a home. I could afford a mortgage around $1,500 per month based on my expenses—mostly student loan payments—and salary. If I found the perfect home, I could stretch to afford around $1,750 per month. As I searched for my future home, […]


Selling Your House? Better Prepare for the Home Inspection

by on March 17th, 2017 Leave a Comment

You’ve got a contract on your home for sale—congratulations! But before you pop the cork on the champagne, you’ve got to go through an ordeal that could make or break that sweet deal: a home inspection. The home inspection is a contingency written into most offers, meaning that if the buyers aren’t happy with the […]