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How to buy real estate with bitcoin

January 16, 2018

It seems like everyone’s talking about bitcoin. If you have a stash of bitcoin that has skyrocketed in value, you may be wondering: Can I buy a house with bitcoin? You can — if you know how to do it. Here are some essential tips for buying real estate with bitcoin.

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5 essential moves to make after the seller accepts your offer
January 10, 2018

The seller has accepted your offer on their house. Great! Now what? Here are five essential moves you need to make after your offer is accepted to ensure a smooth closing.

For sale by owner homes: should you buy one?
January 9, 2018

For Sale By Owner (FSBO) homes have a similar purchase process as agent-listed homes. Learn where to find these properties and how to successfully close a deal.

7 steps to buying a new construction home
December 29, 2017

Buying a house from a builder requires additional steps and due diligence. Learn how to buy a new construction home and what risks to look out for when house hunting and negotiating.

Is buying a home a good investment?
December 26, 2017

Although homeowners often consider their houses an investment, primary residences rarely meet the qualities of a good investment. It may still be the right decision to buy, however.

Before you buy, here’s what you need to know about encumbrances
December 12, 2017

Encumbrances, which include easements, encroachments and liens, can have a big impact on how you can use your property, and can even affect home sales. Here’s what you need to know about encumbrances before making an offer on a house.

Do I need to get a property surveyed before buying it?
December 12, 2017

If you’re buying a house, do you need to get the property surveyed? It’s often not required, but it’s usually not a bad idea. Here’s why.

HOAs: What to know before you join
December 7, 2017

Buying a condo or a home in a planned development? You’ll also be buying membership in a homeowners association (HOA). Learn the powers HOAs have and what to assess before joining.

Home ownership: what does it really cost?
December 7, 2017

There’s more to home ownership costs than the sale price alone. Understand the purchase, ownership and opportunity costs of owning a home.

How does a shared equity mortgage work?
November 10, 2017

Learn what a shared equity mortgage is and how homebuyers can get help from a family member or investor when purchasing a home.

Don’t overlook the home insurance inspection
November 9, 2017   |   Updated: November 14, 2017

Insurers require their own home inspections before issuing homeowners policies. Learn what’s included in a four-point inspection for homeowners insurance.