Buying

Jan. 1, 2020

Fair Housing is Everyone's Right!

Stating a discriminatory preference in a housing post is illegal

(Questions? Comments? Check out the fair housing forum)

 


When making any posting, you must comply with section 3604(c) of the Federal Fair Housing Act. This law generally prohibits stating, in any notice or ad for the sale or ...

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Dec. 15, 2019

Outdated Mortgage Advice You Should Ignore Right Now

Mortgage loan requirements, down payment rules, tax laws, and the overall financial climate can change from year to year. It may be tempting to seek advice from parents or others who have purchased homes before, but their guidance could be outdated and inaccurate. Beware!

With mortgage rates at an all-time ...

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Dec. 15, 2019

The Best Real Estate Advice of 2020

JustListedKnoxville.com 5 Unwritten Etiquette Rules Home Buyers Might Not Even Realize Are a Big deal if you're looking to buy a home, you're probably eager and excited. That's fine, but just keep in mind that in this heightened emotional state, it's easy to get swept ...

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Nov. 22, 2019

The Home Buying Process

Getting buyers in the know.

Myth: You Need 20 Percent Down To Buy

Although it is true that most conventional loans require a 20 percent down payment, there are loans out there that cater to different financial needs.

You can typically qualify for an FHA or VA loan or a ...

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Nov. 22, 2019

Should You Pay off Your Mortgage Early? Pros & Cons to Consider

Paying down your mortgage can help you save money and gain peace of mind, but it can also prevent you from making other important financial moves. This guide will offer insight into when it’s a good idea and how you can get started.

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Nov. 6, 2019

Condo Vs. Townhouse: Which Housing Option Is Right For You?

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Oct. 25, 2019

Why Low-Ball Offers Get Accepted

Low-ball offers are made on houses all the time. Sometimes they're so low, they're insulting. Other times, they're accepted by the seller. You might be wondering why a seller would accept one. I often wondered the same thing so I did ...

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Oct. 21, 2019

Best Home Warranties Based on In-Depth Reviews

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A complete guide to understanding what makes a good home warranty contract and company. consumersadvocate.org/home-warranties

LAST UPDATED: OCTOBER 21, 2019
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Oct. 17, 2019

Standard Estimated Life Expectancy Chart for Homes

InterNACHI's 

The following chart details the predicted life expectancy of appliances, products, materials, systems and components.  (For homes located in Florida and the surrounding coastal region, please refer to InterNACHI's Florida Estimated Life Expectancy Chart for Homes.) ( NAHB Study of Life Expectancy of Home Components )
 
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Oct. 14, 2019

What type of real estate agent do I need?

What type of real estate agent do I need?

Before you start looking for an agent, think about the type you need. Some represent the seller. Some represent the buyer. And some do both. Here’s a brief explanation of each.

Buyer’s agent

As you might guess, a buyer’s agent represents ...

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