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5 Signs You’re Ready to Be a Homeowner

By Steven Shaw on 11/26/2013

5 Signs You’re Ready to Be a Homeowner

No one can tell you when you’re ready to become a homeowner. But it’s probably fair to say a lot of first-time buyers wish otherwise.

Buying a home is often one of the biggest purchases you’ll ever make. It’s also among the most infrequent. Knowing you’re prepared to buy a couch or a car is one thing. The last lot in a cul-de-sac is something else entirely.

The right time to pull the trigger is when you’re financially and emotionally prepared for the responsibility. But it’s not like the heavens part and a choir of closing agents signal the time has come.

It’s ultimately up to you to determine you’re ready. But here are a few signs and stages that might signal you’ve got a handle on homebuying.

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Real Haunted Houses: What Owners Need to Know

By Steven Shaw on 10/30/2013

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Growing up in a large house that was more than 100 years old, complete with a creepy unfinished basement that I thought looked like it came straight out of a horror film, I had no trouble imagining our house was haunted. But in reality, nothing very unusual happened there — unless you count the bat I almost ran into one night in the basement.

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