Christine Demos

Christine is the Content Marketing Specialist for Homes.com. She's a small town girl at heart, who currently lives in Norfolk, VA with her husband and their fur baby. When she's not working, she enjoys cooking, decorating, traveling, and binge watching Netflix. As a proud Virginia Tech alum, she also loves cheering on the Hokies!

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Buying, Finance

Estimated Costs of the First Year of Homeownership

Although the current market conditions have led to increased levels of affordability, there are additional costs beyond the monthly mortgage payment when you purchase a home. And whether you’re coming from renting an apartment or owning, it’s hard to anticipate exactly how much money these extra expenses will cost. The key is to prioritize what’s most important and know when to ask for assistance. Let’s take a look at some of those costs now… [read more]

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Selling a Home

10 Things Staging Companies Do to Help Sell Your Home

Enticing buyers is about more than simple curb appeal. Many people choose to go a step further, and turn the inside of the home into a sales floor. Companies that specialize in this kind of interior design are known as “staging” companies, and they’ve been proven to increase the sale price of a home. Here are a few things staging companies do to help your home get the best possible offer… [read more]

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Buying

Closing Timeline – Accepted Offer to Closing Table

You are fired up and ready to finally get your slice of the American dream. You have fully completed the pre-approval process. Your documents have been in the hands of underwriting for a week, and they have given you the green light.

After dutifully searching for the perfect home, you have finally found just the one for you. Your real estate agent has presented the offer, negotiations have concluded and you are the winner. You are nervous. Now what? …[read more]

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