Tag Archive: first-time home buyer

Safety First for Home Buyers’ Earnest Money Deposit

When a young Grand Forks area home buyer first hears the term “earnest money deposit,” the words alone pretty much explain the general concept. But we make sure to clarify the details before we begin to put together our offer. The purpose of the earnest money deposit is to assure ...

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“Squeeze” on Buying a Home is Loosening its Grip

Because buying a home has long been a hallmark of success in America, whenever that possibility seems to weaken for the average Joe (or Josette), it comes as sobering news. Back in June, CNN Money ran a downbeat story focused on how the rising cost of housing had been “putting ...

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After Halloween, Buying a Home isn’t So Scary

While we’re still in Halloween Scary Things mode, we might as well address the fear factor when it comes to buying homes. First-time home buyers aren’t the only ones who experience at least some degree of trepidation as they go about such a major purchase. The prospect of buying a ...

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A Century of NAR® First House Buyers Guidance…and a Quiz!

Our organization—the National Association of Realtors®—offers a wide range of guidance for Grand Forks area families who have decided it’s time to land their first house. With more than a century’s worth of experience, you’d expect nothing less. Last week we happened across an article the NAR had distilled that ...

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