Buying

Home Buying Tips for Realtors, Buyers, and First Time home buyers! This blog category is to help those who are interested in purchasing real estate.

Found 47 blog entries about Buying.

How to Help Children Adjust to Moving

While moving can be exciting, it causes a good deal of short-term stress. In fact, moving is consistently ranked as one of the most stressful life events. Along with the physical aspects of moving -- packing, for instance -- you may also experience feelings of loss, anxiety, and fear. 

If adults experience these emotions, imagine what it's like for a young child who must adjust to a new, unfamiliar space. Being uprooted from familiar surroundings can be traumatic for kids, especially if they're too young to understand what's happening. 

How to Help Children Adjust When Moving to a New Home

Why is moving to a new home hard on kids?

Even if you're just moving across town, the change is a big deal for children. Home is where your children feel most

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How To Decorate Your House With Plants 

Wondering how to decorate your home with plants? Here's a fair warning, plants can be highly addictive once you get started!

It’s 2021 and plant decorating is in (did it ever really go out of style?). Plants are the lively, bright green decor you never knew you really needed until you brought your first one into your home … and you can never have just one. Keeping a variety of live plants in your home brings an array of benefits to your overall and mental health, but if you prefer super low-maintenance decor or happen to be missing the coveted green thumb, you can spruce up your space with a few faux plants — they’ll do the trick.

How to Decorate Your Home with Plants

Deciding on which plants to buy depends on a few factors, and depending

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Home Inspection - Worth The Cost?

The price of a home inspection can vary, but it's possible to get a basic idea of what you'll be paying for and what the overall cost should be, and if the home inspection is worth it!

It is common that a person begins looking at homes online and that at some point during the home buying process they will want to work with a home inspector to make sure the home they are buying is a safe investment.

Home Inspection: Is it worth the cost having someone inspect my home from the roof to the crawl space

One of the best things you can do before choosing a home inspector is to ask around for pricing information and reviews. That way you can decide if your home inspector is charging too much or asking a fair price for the work they'll be doing for you. Sometimes, it pays to shop around and find the right inspector

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How to Create a Beautiful Backyard Retreat

Creating a beautiful backyard retreat doesn't have to break the bank. We are here to help guide you with backyard retreat ideas for every budget!

A beautiful backyard is one of the first things people look for when they begin searching for homes online or are planning their next move. One of the simplest and most cost-effective ways to increase the value of your home is to spend time on creating an outdoor living space in your backyard. Even the simple addition of some string lights will really give your space some great energy and visual appeal.

How to Create a Beautiful Backyard Retreat with examples of pool, string lights, and patio set up with fireplace

Your home is your castle and your sanctuary, but for a lot of people that doesn't extend to their exterior space. If you're facing that problem, it could be

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Everything You Need to Know About Real Estate Attorneys

What does a Real Estate Attorney do? A home purchase normally begins with people viewing homes online and ends with a Real Estate Attorney helping everyone sign on the dotted line!

If you are buying or selling a home you may want to work with a Real Estate Attorney and many states even require a Real Estate Attorney to be part of the closing process (which you can read more about in section 2). This is because there are many laws surrounding buying and selling a home and a Real Estate Attorney will make sure you meet all of the legal requirements to have a successful real estate transaction.


What does a Real Estate Attorney Do? 10 Things that Real Estate Attorneys Do for Both Buyers and Sellers during a home purchase!

For Buyers: One of the things Real Estate Attorneys do is protect you against a bad investment

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A Guide to Preparing and Pet-Proofing Your Home for a Foster Rescue Animal

If you love animals and want to support your local pet shelter or animal rescue group, consider fostering a rescue animal. By providing a safe place to grow, you could play a crucial role in a foster pet’s new and happy life. Not only is this a fun and rewarding experience for you and your family, but fostering allows shelters to open up more space for other animals. If fostering sounds like a good option for you, there are some things to consider beforehand. Read on to learn more about pet safety tips and pet-proofing your home for your foster pet!

Pet-Proofing Your Home - A Guide to Preparing your home for a Foster Rescue Animal

Is Your Living Situation Suitable for Fostering Animals?

Before fostering an animal it is important to first

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Living Alone: Home Safety Checklist

Whether it's your first time living solo, or you're a seasoned pro at enjoying the many advantages to having your own place, when you live alone or even as a single parent, there are some extra safety concerns that a person should keep in mind. By employing a safety checklist, you can enjoy all the great parts of living on your own, while also having the peace of mind that you are well protected.

Living Alone: Home Safety Checklist When You are Living At Home Alone

For some, living alone can create anxiety, while others hardly give a thought to the extra safety precautions that living alone demands. Either way, if you're living in a new place you're going to want some additional safety tips and a checklist you can follow to keep yourself protected.

This guide will help both

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A Homeowner's Guide to Creating a Sensory-Friendly Space for Individuals with Sensory Processing Disorders

A Homeowner’s Guide to Creating A Sensory-Friendly Space For Individuals with Sensory Processing Disorders

For individuals or families with children that have sensory processing disorder, it is important for homeowners to create a safe space for those dealing with this condition. A sensory processing disorder is a condition with which an individual has trouble receiving and processing information through the five senses. These disorders are seen more in children but can also affect adults in everyday life. Experiencing overstimulation or lack of stimulation leads to individuals feeling uncomfortable and can hinder their ability to learn or socialize with others. Children with Autism, ADHD, or OCD are also prone to sensory disorders. For individuals

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Buying a Condo

Buying a condo can be an exciting thing to do, but it's also different from purchasing a single-family home. There are rules and regulations that apply to condos, and the kind of life you will live in one will be different from what you would have in other types of housing arrangements. That's why it's important to know exactly what you're getting when you choose a condo instead of a house. Make sure you look at a few options before pursuing a single-family home, a townhome, or a condo. Here are some of the most important tips to think about, BEFORE you sign on the dotted line for that condo purchase.

7 Tips Before you buy a condo - Buying a condominium unit is much different from purchasing a single family home

7. Consider the Lifestyle You Have or Want

Condos are unique, in that they offer a different kind of lifestyle than a detached

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How Much Does a Septic Tank Cost?

Before we dive into how much a septic tank costs, let's first understand what septic tanks are for and why you need them.

When you build a new home, you need to find out if you need a septic or if you can tie it into a city sewer. A city sewer pipes wastewater from your home to a waste treatment plant. A Septic tank is a large tank with a drain field. It is usually buried underground near your home. When the septic fills up, solids sink to the bottom, and liquids rise. If you are in the city, you probably hook into the city sewer. Homes in the country usually have septic tanks. Homes in the suburbs could have either, depending on the infrastructure.

How much does a septic tank cost - what is the cost to replace a septic tank?

The septic tank is filled with "good" bacteria that render

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