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5 Signs of an Upcoming Buyer’s Market

Simply put, a buyer’s market is basically one that favors buyers. While this isn’t exactly rocket science, there’s a little more that goes into officially identifying a buyer’s market. 

If you’re a homebuyer sitting on the sidelines waiting for the market to shift in your favor, here are some tell-tale signs things might just start to be going your way.

Interior Design Trends That Are Overrated

You don’t wear bellbottoms anymore, nor do you sport a mullet (we hope, anyway). Just like your personal style changes, so does the world of home design. Here are a few decor trends that may have had their 15 minutes of fame, but are considered overrated these days.

Can You Change Mortgage Lenders Before Your Home Closes?

You’ve found a home that you’ve put an offer on, and have secured a lender to provide you with the mortgage you need to finance the place.

Somewhere down the line, you decide that you’d like to look elsewhere for financing. Is it too late to make the switch before you close on the property?

How Solar Lights Can Light Up Your Exterior & Save You Money

Exterior lights have a variety of uses for a home. They light up pathways to help residents and guests see at night. They add to the ambiance of a home, casting light on landscaping and illuminating the front of a home. They also provide an element of security, since nighttime burglars tend to seek out homes that will allow them to hide under the cover of darkness.

What You Should Know About Easements Before You Buy

There are literally dozens of real estate terms that you should probably understand before you sign a purchase agreement, and one of the more important ones is “easements.”

You might be alarmed to find out after you’ve bought a home that it’s actually not entirely private – you might actually be legally obligated to share part of your property with the neighbor or let the local utility company waltz onto your yard to erect a telephone pole or bury a pipe.

New Mortgage Disclosure Rule Arms Buyers

As of October 1st, home buyers will be armed with more information about their mortgages, and will be given more time to review their mortgage rate and fee quote documents.

Right now, the law requires borrowers to fill out two disclosure forms when applying for a home loan.

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