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Home Buying

Buying a home can be tricky – especially if it's your first time. But, armed with the right information and some timely tips, you can successfully navigate the home buying process. Here's a collection of advice on buying a home, for first-time home buyers and current homeowners.

Know What To Look For When Buying A Home - LAFFEY KNOWS

Home ownership is most people’s dream come true. Often, home buyers find themselves overwhelmed by the process of buying a home and overlook many of the telltale signs that a home might not be all they think it is. More specifically, in these days of  internet and ‘virtual tours‘, people are tempted to make an offer, simply by what they see on a realtor’s website. This is a big mistake, as you only get to see the positive aspects of the home. It will always be good practice to go over the negative aspects of any given home, in detail, before making an offer.

Having The Best Real Estate Team Is Necessary For Your Home Buying Success - LAFFEY KNOWS

Buying a home is always a good investment. Your home is your base and having your own space to relax and unwind creates a sense of stability which is extremely valuable. Nonetheless, finding that home can be a great challenge. Choosing the right people to help you achieve your goal of finding exactly the kind of home you want is as important as choosing the right home. As a first-time home buyer, putting together a great real estate team makes the entire process easier.

The Debate Between Building versus Buying A Home - LAFFEY KNOWS

Is it cheaper to build (in stages) than invest all your money into an extremely old (though charming) home? This is the classic home buyer’s conundrum.

Make Your Home Buying Experience Easy With These Tips

A collection of tips can make a perfect starting point for a beginner to begin buying property somewhat easier. Here are some that you may find useful if you are a first time home buyer. Low Downpayment Mortgages When you want to buy real estate but do not have a large down payment saved up you…

Buying A Home: But Have You Looked Into These 4 Important Factors? - LAFFEY KNOWS

Are you considering home ownership? If you want stability and not planning to go explore the world or move jobs, owning is a good way to force yourself to invest into your future.

Home Remodeling Project: Where and How To Begin - LAFFEY KNOWS

So you have saved up cash and are now contemplating about remodeling an area of your home. Cheers! There is just one issue however — where to begin?

Most Common Home Buyer's Regret - LAFFEY KNOWS

Remorse is a common feeling during home buying. For a first-time home buyer, pitfalls trap for those unprepared. Fortunately, there are many things you can learn from making mistakes. Far too many buyers fall in love on a home only to realize after moving in that they overlooked something major often leading to buyer’s remorse. Although some may still be happy with the purchase overall, there are definitely a few things they wish they would have done differently. But as we often hear, you live and you learn.

Is Buying a 'Starter Home' Still Smart? - LAFFEY KNOWS

At the point when the Baby Boomer was venturing into adulthood, it was normal to purchase a “starter home” – a modest, small dwelling. As their families grew and careers advanced, they moved into bigger or better homes.

The Many Perks A Condo Living Can Offer - LAFFEY KNOWS

An incredible larger part of Americans still live in rented homes. That makes the enormous dream of owning one perfectly healthy.