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Is being a landlord right for you? What to consider when buying a rental property

These days, homebuying is changing. While a single-family home may have once been the goal, rising housing prices have caused more people to consider multi-family options. By living in one unit of a duplex or triplex and renting out the rest, you have the unique opportunity to offset some of the costs of homeownership. Plus, if you play your cards right, it’s a chance to create a passive income stream that will last long after you move into your

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Homebuying newb? Start here.

It's a new year, and maybe you've resolved to make this year the one where you reach homeowner status. But, if you're totally new to the idea of homebuying and have no clue where to start your house hunt, that's okay. We're here to help. By reading this, you're already taking the first step. 💪 Homebuying 101 We've outlined what you can expect when you’re ready to buy your first home -- everything from applying for financing to writing the

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Weighing your options: should you buy a forever home or a for-a-few-years home?

First-time homebuyers often struggle with the idea of a "starter home" -- a place that's good enough for now, but not necessarily where you could see yourself living for decades to come. For many, spending all your hard-earned money and time on something that might not be your ultimate dream is hard to swallow. But, the reality is that getting into a starter home can provide opportunities you might not have if you kept on renting. And, the

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Your home inspection list of 8 missteps to avoid

Once your offer has been accepted, the next step is getting through your inspections. As the buyer, you’ll want to make sure you’re prepared & know what to expect -- and we’re here to help with that. We’ve compiled a list of the eight biggest home inspection missteps that cost buyers money. Read them over to make sure you go into this process with your best foot forward: 1. Skipping the inspection entirely You’ve probably

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Looking for a place that doubles as art? Get an architectural home.

For some of us, our homes need to be more than just a source of shelter -- there's importance in finding properties that have a history and lived experience of their very own. If you count yourself among that group, when you're ready to buy, consider architectural design homes as they hit the market. Curious about what architectural homes have to offer? We've got a primer on this unique subset of real estate, why it’s so important, and how

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