Category Archives: Buying

Preparing to Buy in the Competitive Summer Housing Market

This summer will be a competitive season in the housing market where demand will be higher than supply. If you’re planning on buying a home, here are some tips to help you prepare. Get Your Finances in Order Ahead of … Continue reading

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What to Expect When it Comes to Personal Property and Buying

Don’t assume everything is included in your home purchase. It’s important to get everything in writing so you’re not left feeling cheated. Here are some common house features buyers think are included in the deal, but aren’t necessarily automatically included. … Continue reading

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Why You Should Buy During the Winter

House hunting during the colder months may not be the most popular time of year to look, but there are several upsides to consider. You Face Less Competition in the Winter Approximately 50% of homes sold during the year are … Continue reading

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Tips for Being in a Home Owners Association

Home Owners Associations or HOAs can have a powerful impact on your rights as a home owner. Before moving into an HOA neighborhood, be sure to consider these factors. Learn Your HOA’s Rules Every HOA is different. It’s important to … Continue reading

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Looking For a Seasonal Home or Relocating? Relocation Specialists are Here to Help!

If you’re considering finding a winter home or moving permanently, start your search with a Mel Foster Co. relocation specialist. Find a property in the U.S. or take your search worldwide with our global connections. Mel Foster Co. has experience … Continue reading

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Four Tips for Buyers in a Seller’s Market

With housing supply running low, competition is fierce among buyers. It’s important to be prepared for the process of buying a home as soon as you enter the market. Follow these tips for a less difficult and low stress buying … Continue reading

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How To Increase Your Odds of Qualifying for a Loan

Qualifying for a loan can be stressful but following these tips may make you more attractive to lenders. Improve Your Credit Score You generally will need a credit score of at least 620 to qualify for a mortgage loan. Eliminating … Continue reading

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Five Things to Do Before You Move

When you decide to move, it can be hard to keep track of all the details. You’re concerned with so many different things, but you want to be sure you don’t forget these essential tasks of moving. File a Change … Continue reading

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Establishing a Rental Property.

Make your rental property stand out and maximize your profits with the help of Mel Foster Co. and its relocation specialists. Buy a condo in downtown Chicago, a beachfront bungalow in Florida or a home on the golf course in … Continue reading

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Avoid these Mistakes When Buying a Home

Buying a home isn’t always easy, especially for first time buyers. Knowing the more common mistakes will cut down on stress during the process. Not Seeking Professional Guidance Starting the home buying process alone isn’t a good idea, especially if … Continue reading

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