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Category: Buying a Home

    Why Invest in Real Estate

    By Kathleen Brown | September 6, 2023

    Why Invest in Real Estate Using real estate as an investment can seem overwhelming. Many people don’t have the tools to help them navigate this arena of real estate. This is partially why it can begin to feel scary and stressful. We will break down just a few reasons why investing in real estate might... Read More

    What NOT to do during closing

    By Kathleen Brown | March 29, 2023

    What NOT To Do Before Closing Buying a house can be an exciting but tense time. All the active searching, showing, and deciding turns into a whole lot of waiting, some signing and then more waiting. This is the dreaded, but important, closing stage. Many people can be tempted to exchange all their waiting around... Read More

    6 Signs that It’s Time to Downsize | Highlands Realty Inc

    By Kathleen Brown | March 6, 2023

    For many people, downsizing their homes can be a difficult decision to make. After all, a home often represents more than just a physical space; it can hold a lifetime of memories, milestones, and sentimental value. However, there are times when downsizing may be the best option for your lifestyle and financial well-being. Whether you’re... Read More

    Homebuyers: What to Expect at a Home Inspection | Highlands Realty Inc

    By Kathleen Brown | February 28, 2023

    Buying a home is one of the biggest investments that most people will make in their lifetime. Therefore, it is essential to ensure the property is in good condition before purchasing the home. A home inspection is an important part of the home buying process that can help uncover any potential issues with the property.... Read More

    How to Buy and Sell a Home at the Same Time

    By Kathleen Brown | February 21, 2023

    Selling your home while buying another home will put your multitasking skills to the test. Ideally, you will list and sell your home quickly and use your home’s equity to help fund your home purchase, and find your next home just as quickly. However, the home selling and buying process doesn’t always work out so... Read More

    3 Steps for Downsizing | Highlands Realty Inc

    By Kathleen Brown | January 31, 2023

    Moving can be bittersweet, especially if you’ve spent years in your current home. However, as your kids grow up and move out, you may find that you have too much house for your current needs. If it’s time to downsize, whether due to family changes or health concerns, it can be sad leaving your house... Read More

    Common Tax Deductions for Homeowners

    By Kathleen Brown | January 2, 2023

    As a homeowner, building equity is just one of the benefits of owning a home. There are also many tax benefits to being a homeowner that helps taxpayers reduce their taxable income. If you like gathering all your tax documents to file as early as possible, this list of common tax deductions for homeowners will... Read More

    Pros and Cons of Buying a New Construction Home vs. an Existing Home

    By Kathleen Brown | November 11, 2022

    Purchasing a home comes with many decisions, which leads to homebuyers often considering all their available options. While there are many home styles and features to consider, the first one is deciding whether to buy a new construction home or an existing home. Both options have pros and cons, so it’s important to understand those... Read More

    Is it Time to Move?

    By Kathleen Brown | September 14, 2022

    While sometimes a move is prompted by a job change or outgrowing your current space, other times it is due to needing a change of scenery or being unhappy with your neighbors. Here are common signs that it may be time to make a move.  1) Need Extra Space If things are starting to feel... Read More

    7 Red Flags When Buying a Home As-Is

    By Kathleen Brown | July 20, 2022

    While some may think that purchasing a home “as-is” is reserved for investors, it can be a way for any homebuyer to save on one of the largest investments they’ll make. However, it’s important to understand why sellers are offering the property “as-is” to avoid financial surprises on your home purchasing journey.  What it means... Read More