Buying a new-construction home: Pros and cons
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Like any big project, a successful homebuying experience is all about getting the details right from start to finish. We’re here to help you navigate the process, save money and close the deal.
Buying a house is a major commitment. Before you begin shopping for properties or comparing mortgage options, you need to make sure you're ready to be a homeowner. We've curated our top articles and resources to help you with the big decisions.
Get the details on how to save for a down payment, decide which type of mortgage works for you, and start getting quotes from lenders.
Now it's time to find a real estate agent and shop for your home! We've got the tips and trips to help you get started.
Selling a home isn’t hard if you’ve got the right guidance and approach. Here we break down the process to sell your house—from deciding if you really should sell, to finding a real estate agent who’ll be your partner through it all, to pricing your home and negotiating offers.
From finding an agent who knows the market to setting a timeline for selling your home, we have plenty of resources to help you get started.
Once you're ready to sell, you'll need to get a pre-sale home inspection and put your house on the market. You might also consider staging your home to attract buyers at showings.
Here are some tips and tricks to help you set a realistic price for your house and negotiate incoming offers.
Some of the last steps you'll need to take to sell your home include anticipating your closing costs, weighing your tax implications, and gathering the necessary paperwork to close.
Bankrate consistently has offers well below the national average to help you fund your home for less.
Homeownership among Hispanic Americans has been on the upswing over the past few years, but hopeful buyers still face many challenges.
The cost of a building permit ranges based on a number of factors.
The homebuying process is complex, and it can be overwhelming for a first-timer. Here’s how, and when, to find a Realtor.
This most popular way of home building has many advantages.
The Keystone State’s housing market is currently heavily in favor of sellers. Here’s everything you need to know.
Pennsylvania is a big state. The process — and price tag — of buying a house here is different depending on where in PA you want to call home.
In homes built before 1980, asbestos may be present and may be a problem.
When buying a house from a family member, proceed with caution.
There’s much more to a home sale than putting a sign out front.
This contract language can be quite valuable to renters who wish to become homeowners.