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Gettin' Real: A Real Estate Blog

Many people say they don't really feel like an adult until they buy their first home. It is a huge step. Rather than letting a landlord make all important repairs, you take on this responsibility yourself. You also get to build equity in the home over time, which can be a rather smart investment. At the same time, buying your first home can be a little intimidating. You may have questions about applying for a mortgage, setting a budget, and shopping efficiently. We hope to answer those questions with our helpful content. Your real estate agent is a good source of information, and so is this blog.


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Real Estate Title Examinations: Understanding the Process and Potential Benefits

The title examination is a critical component in every real estate transaction. During the examination process, public records related to a property are located and inspected by specially trained title examiners. Documents typically included in the title examination process will include all types of recorded property deeds, including quitclaim, warranty, bargain and sale, deed of trust, and mortgage deeds. Additionally, any existing wills, liens, judgments, surveys, plats, and other documents that can affect the title status of the property are examined for accuracy. Read More 

6 Questions To Ask Your Custom Home Builder Before Building

When you build a custom home, there are plenty of decisions to make throughout the process, from lot selection and floorplan to paint colors and tile choices. The most important decision, however, is which custom home builder to use. While you will want to see samples of their work as well as recommendations from previous clients, there are several questions you should ask before moving forward.  Can we negotiate price? Read More 

Why You May Want To Rent A Home When Away At College

When you are going away to college, you want to make the best decision when it comes to your living arrangements. Some students make the choice to stay in the dorms and others decide to rent a home. This article can help you to compare the differences between living in the dorms, and renting a home, and may help you see the advantages renting a home has over dorm living. Read More 

How To Make Your Home More Appealing When Selling It

When people want to buy homes, they will browse through listings online to determine which houses to view. If you want them to schedule a tour to see your house, you will need to offer an attractive listing. Once they get to your house, you will want to make sure it appeals to them. Here are several good ways to make sure your home appeals to buyers when they come to see it. Read More 

3 Things To Know About Working With A Realtor

Whether you plan to buy a home or put one on the market, you will likely want to seek out help in the form of a realtor. Realtors are real estate professionals who have the experience and skills you need to achieve your real estate goals. A realtor can help you get through the process of buying or selling a home and will help you avoid potential pitfalls. Here are three things to know if you plan to work with a realtor. Read More