5 Questions Buyers Should Ask Their Home Inspector

A female home inspector writing notes on a home inspection report standing beside a boarded wall and a hot and cold water nozzle.New or not, a buyer should always hire a home inspector to inspect their latest investment. Shady contractors have been known to cut corners to save a buck, and since many homes come pre-owned, the level of maintenance can vary greatly from house to house. With a home being one of the most expensive investments you can make, you want to be sure you know the true condition of a house, and a home inspector is available to provide that information to you. However, to make certain all information is provided, here are some questions buyers should ask their home inspector. [Read more…]

Buying Your First Home

Bbuying your first homeuying a home for the first time can be a daunting, nerve-wracking experience, especially if you don’t have the proper resources.  You should begin as soon as you can, probably about a year ahead.  If you are purchasing your first home and are not familiar with the process, continue reading to see what you should expect when buying your first home.

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Costs to Consider Before Purchasing Your First Home

YPurchasing Your First Home, TJ Woods Insurance, Worcester, MAears of saving away finally paid off, and you’re moving forward into the next transition of your life—purchasing your first home. Buying your first home can be a thrilling experience.
What most first-time buyers don’t realize are the extra expenses that come along with owning your own property. Just because the calculator says you can afford a home doesn’t always mean you can.

The price of homeownership is made up of recurring expenses that aren’t always obvious. One way to tackle this problem is to create a monthly budget. Check the expenses listed below against your income before purchasing your first home.

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5 Tips for Closing on a House

Closing on a House, TJ Woods Insurance, Worcester, MAWhen closing on a house, preparation is essential.

The old saying goes “you can never be over prepared,” and in this case it’s certainly true.

The process of finding your dream home or even your first house can be a lengthy and stressful process. From start to finish there are a lot of extras that come with finding a house that suits you best. Sometimes this makes it easy to forget about the excitement that the process should bring. [Read more…]