5 Reasons to Sell Your Starter Home and Purchase a New One

A homeowner’s first home usually has a special place in their heart. It represents a lot of good memories that you’ve experienced over the years—and rightly so. But there comes a time for everyone when that starter house is no longer an ideal fit. Does that mean it’s the right moment to sell and upgrade to a space that better meets your needs?

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Pros and Cons of Buying a Second Home for a Vacation Home or Rental Property

Owning an additional house comes with both tremendous benefits and responsibilities. With a second home, you have an opportunity to vacation, enjoy life in another part of the country, and earn passive rental income. These benefits are balanced by tax implications, landlord issues, and more.

If you’re determined to be the owner of an additional house, you’ll be joining millions of others in the country. However, before you take the plunge, be sure you’re ready for all the responsibilities. Here are some important pros and cons to consider before buying a second home from the pros here at McGraw Realtors.

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12 Things to Know When Choosing to Buy vs. Build a New Home

Whether you’re a first-time home buyer or a luxury home seeker, a vacation home buyer or an investor, one of the most crucial decisions you’ll make is whether to search the market for an existing home or build a new one. 

Both situations have their benefits and drawbacks. But you may be surprised to learn just how advantageous it can be to buy an existing home with McGraw Realtors instead of investing in a new build.

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8 Signs It’s Time to Sell Your Rental Property

Owning a rental property is a popular way to create passive income. And of course, that means it’s only worth holding onto that property when your investment is paying off. You don’t want to hold onto it too long.

So, how do you discern when it’s the right time to sell your rental property? 

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11 Pros and Cons of Purchasing a Home with Land

If the fast pace of city life has you stressed, and moving to the great wide-open sounds like heaven right about now, you may be on to something. Every day, people leave crowded living spaces behind to enjoy a home on tons of land.

But before you load up your belongings, take a few moments to consider the pros and cons of purchasing and living on numerous acres. After all, for as many benefits you think there may be to living in the country, there are just as many challenges that go along with it.

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Moving to the South or Midwest? Here’s What to Know Before You Relocate

These days, it’s easier than ever to work from anywhere. And that means many homeowners are thinking about moving away from the crowded, expensive cities of the East and West Coasts to settle into the relaxed lifestyle available in the center of the country. 

With innovative programs like Tulsa’s Remote Program, which offers $10,000 to people who are moving there from out of state, and gorgeous luxury communities like Hot Springs Village, places like Oklahoma and Arkansas offer more and more appealing reasons to homeowners seeking to relocate.

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McGraw Realtors Opens New Bentonville, Arkansas Office

On April 1, 2021, McGraw REALTORS® announced the opening of our fourth Arkansas location at 1703 Phyllis St, Bentonville, Arkansas. For 82 years McGraw was an exclusively Tulsa and Northeastern Oklahoma company, but in 2020 we embarked on a rapid expansion. With the acquisition of Anderson Properties in January 2020, McGraw grew from just five offices to eighteen in two states! Now with our nineteenth office, we are able to fully serve Northwest Arkansas as well.

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12 Favorite Features for Luxury Home Buyers in Edmond, OK

Enjoying a full, rich home lifestyle is more important than ever these days, so it’s no wonder that buying a luxury home is on the rise. Homeowners love a house full of amenities, inside and out. Homeowners wants to be pampered with special features that speak of wealth, elegance, and exclusivity. From backyard terrace gardens and enormous private pools to fully decked-out gourmet kitchens and spa bathrooms.

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Smart Negotiation Tips to Buy a Hot Springs, AR Home for the Best Price

Hot Springs, Arkansas is a beautiful area of the Midwest—one that holds great promise for those looking to buy real estate. The best way to invest in a new home in Hot Springs—or anywhere, really—is to be armed with the right tools so you find the ideal property at an appealing price point. And that means taking on the role of a sharp negotiator.

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