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Attention Real Estate Professionals: School Is In Session

Like most residential real estate professionals, you likely know that there's more to a home's appeal than its granite countertops and hard wood floors. Homebuyers today follow the mantra of "location, location, location" with resounding commitment, especially when it comes to schools. This may require you to do a little—or a lot—of research...

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Topics: New Home Buying Technology MyFirstAm

10 Steps To Buying A Home [VIDEO] Part 2

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Topics: Homebuyer and Seller Education New Home Buying

10 Steps To Buying A Home [Infographic]

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Topics: Homebuyer and Seller Education New Home Buying

5 Things NOT To Do During The Closing Process

Keeping things consistant throughout the closing process will help ensure you have a predictable and stress-free closing experience. Here are 5 tips from our closing experts.

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Topics: Housing New Home Buying

Buying A Home For Retirement

Low mortgage rates and improving optimism across the country have helped entice first-time homebuyers into the market. Several recent studies have shown that in most areas, buying a home is a superior fiscal option than renting, and as a result, many lifelong renters have become homeowners. However, it's not only young people that have been...

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Topics: Homebuyer and Seller Education Housing New Home Buying

Go Slow With A Home Purchase

The process of buying a home is typically long and involved, and many people who enter it are anxious to get it over with as soon as they can. Whether they are pressured by time concerns or simply anxious to start life in their new home, many buyers look for ways to accelerate the process. However, with such an important process, most experts...

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Topics: Homebuyer and Seller Education New Home Buying