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first time home buyer | tips | Moving

Who Has Time To Sell Their Home? You Do And Here's Why.

By: Sara Foulkes
November 8th, 2018

Contributed by Sara Foulkes, Realtor®, eric stewart group of Long & Foster When there are 100 reasons not to do something, what is it that compels you to go ahead and do it anyway? That’s right, I’m talking about the headache that is selling your home and moving to a new one. My name is Sara Foulkes, and this is how my family moved with three kids and a new puppy -- and why it was worth it.

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first time home buyer | tips | buying

How do you buy a home before it hits the open market?

By: Eric Stewart
August 23rd, 2018

I recently took a listing in Alexandria, VA, and the seller requested that I create and share a “coming soon” listing with other local agents, even though it won’t be on the open market for six months. She prefers to sell it quietly, and I offered a discount on my commission if we’re able to do it without the extensive (and expensive) marketing that we use for homes on the open market.

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first time home buyer | land survey | Buy

House Surveys: Why They Are Important in Home Buying

By: RGS Title Insurance
June 28th, 2018

CONTRIBUTED BY OUR PARTNERS AT RGS TITLE INSURANCE One of the questions frequently asked when buying a home is “do I really need to have a survey done?”  More and more, lenders are not requiring a survey as a loan requirement and the prospect of saving a few hundred dollars is appealing to most buyers.

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first time home buyer | INSIDER TIPS | how to pick a real estate agent

How Do You Pick a Real Estate Agent?

By: Jessica Martin
April 5th, 2018

If you've been with us before, you'll know right away that we have a method to finding the right REALTOR® for you.  In the Market Ready Guide, you'll find 10 Questions You Should Ask a Realtor Before You Hire One.  This, we believe, is a cornerstone to your real estate agent search. but there's more to take into consideration.  Do you know what it is? 

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tips | first time home buyer

First Time Home Buyer Mistakes You Should DEFINITELY Avoid

By: Jessica Martin
March 23rd, 2018

If you've decided you're ready to buy your first home, you've probably gotten tons of unsolicited advice regarding what you should and shouldn't do. Take it from the real estate professionals - there are a lot of things you should and shouldn't do before buying your first home, but let's take a look at the top 5. 

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