First Home Buyer

Sept. 8, 2019

5 Things You’ll Wish You Knew Before Buying Your First Home

We know that the home buying process is daunting, and it might seem like you have a million tasks on your plate. Everyone is giving you advice, but where should you spend your time? We asked a recent first-time homebuyer what she wishes she knew before she bought her home ...

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July 19, 2019

Is Buying A Home Right Now A Mistake?

Thinking of buying a home this year? Our latest article addresses every “What if?” so you’ll know if you’re making the right decision.

Is Buying A Home Right Now A Mistake?

When you see all those “for sale” signs pop up in your neighborhood — and then see them change to “under contract” shortly afterward — it’s ...

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Sept. 8, 2018

5 Things Home Buyers Should Never Compromise On

When buying a home, there are some things you should never compromise on—or you’ll likely regret your home purchase, according to

1. The floor plan. It’s difficult and expensive to reconfigure a home’s floor plan. If a home doesn’t have the minimum number of rooms or the flow ...

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June 8, 2018

Is Home Ownership Getting Less Advantageous?

Rent vs. buy? Ownership getting less advantageous BOCA RATON, Fla. – June 6, 2018

With housing markets around the U.S. nearing the peak in their cycles, renters who reinvest their money have an increasingly better chance at creating wealth than individuals who purchase a home, according to the latest ...

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May 28, 2018

Renting vs. Buying a Home

The Truth Behind Renting vs Buying in Today's Market

Are you doing the math these days around renting versus buying a home? Trying to decide if you can afford to buy? If so, there are a number of key factors to consider in making your decision.

Rent vs Buy Info

Things to Consider ...

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April 1, 2018

Guide to Searching for a Home Online

Maximizing the Web in Your Real Estate Search

Before selecting a real estate agent or buying a home, most consumers head to the Internet first. Researching homes and real estate agents online can get you ahead of the game when it comes to narrowing down your options. But with so ...

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March 18, 2018

Learn About the Home Buying Process

Reading Recommendations for First Home Buyers

by Eric Slifkin, Realtor, CRS, ABR, CIPS

If you’re ready to jump off the sidelines and into the housing market, check out these books on my Amazon store:

My Amazon Store

Featured Publications to Help Ease the Home Buying Process

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March 9, 2018

The Home Buyer’s Guide to Getting Mortgage Ready

The Home Buyer’s Guide to Getting Mortgage Ready

The Home Buyer’s Guide to Getting Mortgage Ready

Don’t wait until you’re ready to move to start preparing financially to buy a home.


If you’re like the vast majority of home buyers, you will choose to finance your purchase with a mortgage loan. By preparing in advance, you can ...

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March 2, 2018

Buying a Home? How to Keep it Simple

Real Estate Tips and Topics

If you’re ready to jump off the sidelines and into the housing market, the following steps will make the home-buying process a little easier to navigate:

1. Find a reputable real estate agent to help you identify the best home for you. An experienced agent will save you time ...

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Feb. 22, 2018

How Much Home Can You Really Afford?




So, you're getting ready to buy your first home, and you feel like you're at the mercy of the market. And your mortgage lender. In some ways, it might even feel like they're working against each other - especially if you're ...

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