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5 Things You Need to Know About an HOA

In Blog, Buying a Home, Neighborhoods by Via Maria

Most buyers know that figuring out their living expenses before purchasing a property is important. Having a clear picture of how much you’ll spend on your mortgage payment, insurance, utilities, and garbage make budgeting for your new home much easier. However, many buyers don’t think about fees associated with a homeowner’s association. HOA fees can range from as little as …

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Broker vs. Agent: What’s the Difference?

In Blog, Buying a Home, Selling a Home, Uncategorized by Via Maria

If you’ve done any research about buying or selling a property, you’ve likely heard the terms “broker” and “real estate agent.” Although many people think these terms are interchangeable, they are in fact, quite different. A simple explanation: A broker can do anything a real estate agent can do, but there are somethings a broker can do that a real …

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Are You Ready to Buy a Home?

In Blog, Buying a Home by Via Maria

Buying your first home is a major financial milestone for most, and most people will only buy a few homes over the course of their lives. When buying your first home, you understandably may feel uncertain about the timing and may wonder if you should wait longer to move forward with your real estate plans. As you weigh the pros …