The way we find our dream home has shifted dramatically over the last decade, and it’s not hard to see why: technology’s influence in real estate has completely changed the game. Long gone are the days of scouring newspaper ads or simply relying on a referral from a friend. According to the National Association of… Continue Reading Technology Will Influence the Search For Your Next Home. Here’s How.
In light of changing environmental concerns, it’s natural to wonder how we as individuals can help the planet. For many of us, that starts with our homes. And there’s good news: there are ways we can make changes that are likely to save money in the long run, and a mortgage that can help get… Continue Reading Leverage Your Mortgage: Go Green As a New Home Buyer
These days, you don’t have to channel surf for very long to come across a television show about renovating, or flipping, a home for profit. The transformation of a neglected and dilapidated house into a gorgeous, functional property makes it easy to draw in viewers. But what does the fascination with flipping mean for homeowners… Continue Reading How Does the Popularity of Home Flipping Impact You?
When you’re in the process of looking for a home, everyone worries whether they’re making a good investment. The truth is, if you’re buying a home you can afford that you love, it’s worth it. Not convinced? OK, well here’s some really good news: mortgage rates are still pretty low. Wondering where your mortgage rate… Continue Reading Wondering Whether to Buy? Mortgage Rates Are Still Historically Low (Infographic)
I have a little secret when it comes to sharing predictions: it’s difficult to anticipate trends at any time, but this year is especially challenging, given that so many governmental and economic factors are at play. That doesn’t change the fact that thousands of home buyers this year will realize their dreams of home ownership,… Continue Reading In a Year of Uncertainty, Buy Where You’ll Be Happiest
How do you start your search for a new home? Browse real estate listings online? Plug some numbers into an automatic mortgage calculator to estimate your budget? Ask your friends and family to recommend a trusted real estate agent? If so, you likely have lots of company. Once you’ve decided to dive in and start… Continue Reading Finding The Right Loan Officer Can Be The Key To Getting The Keys
Where does one begin when they start house hunting? The first step is talking to a mortgage lender before you house search so you know what you can really afford. The second is to find a real estate agent you trust to represent you as a buyer. But even with a great agent, those living… Continue Reading Three Negotiation Tactics for First-Time Home Buyers
What’s a home buyer to do when interest rates rise? It’s a question many are considering as the market recovers from the long period of historically low rates following the financial crisis of 2008. With rates rising, buyers worry about getting a bad deal, and what that could mean for long-term financial stability. But that… Continue Reading Homebuyer Concerns Regarding Rising Interest Rates
Ah, December 25. Bells are ringing, trees are twinkling, houses are…selling? Well, not typically, but it turns out if you’re searching for the perfect home in the winter season, and you’re willing to put in some legwork over the holidays, there’s good news for you: you’ll face less competition and the potential to get a… Continue Reading The Best Time to Buy a House Might Surprise You
Nearly every homebuyer starts with a budget. Beginning the process with a down payment and sales price in mind could simplify your search and avoid the disappointment that comes with falling in love with a home you can’t afford. However, it’s not unusual for home shoppers, and particularly first-time buyers, to overlook certain costs. Avoid… Continue Reading Six Costs Of Homebuying You Need To Know