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Your Move to the Suburbs Starts Here
The suburbs have long been a draw for people wanting more affordable homes, a larger backyard and a quiet countryside. But now, with more people working from home, the need to live near the workplace is diminishing and even more people are turning to the suburbs. Luckily, city centers are surrounded by outlying areas that offer many of the same conveniences found in the city — and even some amenities you won’t find in town. How do you decide which suburb is right for you? We’re here to help.
What to Know: Mortgages
There may never be a better time to move to the suburbs. Interest rates are near historic lows, meaning you can get more home for your money. And homebuyers have plenty of options when it comes to a home mortgage — including those that don’t require a 20 percent down payment. See which loan is best for you.
Benefits of Living in a Master-Planned Community
A neighborhood has houses. A master-planned community marries homes with lifestyle and the many conveniences you’re accustomed to and so much more. Developers of master-planned communities strive to create a have-it-all lifestyle where everything you need or think you might want is just around the corner.
10 Benefits of Buying New Construction vs Resale
Why buy someone else’s idea of a dream home when you can build your own? Newer construction comes with money-saving energy efficiency and is built following the latest construction mandates. And all that smart-home technology you keep hearing about? A new home is wired to handle smart-home features, many of which come standard. Read about the seemingly endless benefits of new-home construction.
Choose the Right School
For a parent, there aren’t many decisions bigger than choosing the right school for your child. How do you undertake this important task? With a combination of online and in-person research. Find out what to search online, where to search online and — if you don’t know anyone at the school you’re considering — find out who just might be your most valuable resource.
So You’re Relocating to Texas
Moving to Texas from another state? You’re not alone. According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s latest population estimates, Texas is growing at a rate of 1,000 people per day. There are a few things to know before moving to the Lone Star State — and where to buy a cowboy hat and boots isn’t one of them (but we have suggestions if you’re interested). We have five facts that will pave your path to becoming a Texan — and we think all five will make you smile.
Downsizing & Retiring in the Suburbs
Retirement is a milestone. And with your new way of life, what you need in a home has likely changed. The kids have moved out and you no longer need that big house. You want to live closer to the grandkids. Whatever the reason, some big things need to be done before you make the move. Find out what they are, as well as some helpful tips on how to painlessly shed possessions if you are downsizing.