Buying a home is a major milestone in most people’s lives. Everyone has different reasons for taking the plunge, and the reason behind the purchase can help guide you toward the type of home you want to buy. First time homeowners may want to move from leasing an apartment to owning a townhouse, while growing […]
When springtime arrives, temperatures rise and the real estate market heats up. Most of us know how to take advantage of the warmer weather, but home sellers hoping to make the most of the peak season may benefit from some proven advice. Focusing on a few key areas can go a long way toward making […]
Five Questions to Ask a Prospective Realtor When it comes to buying and selling your home, having the right Realtor can help you buy your dream house or sell your existing home quickly. Realtors perform literally hundreds of functions for individual homebuyers and sellers, including finding homes, negotiating purchases, coordinating paperwork, and providing guidance. […]
Everyone knows the most enjoyable part of buying a home is house hunting (we even enjoy watching other people search for their homes!). It’s fun to explore different neighborhoods and settings while planning your future. When looking at different homes, there are many things to consider, such as the quality of construction, whether the home […]
It’s getting hot out there, particularly in the housing market. With bidding wars increasingly common in many locations, buying a home requires discipline and strategy—and knowledge of mistakes that cause homebuyers to miss out on homes. To lower your chances of homebuying heartbreak, here are five common mistakes to avoid: Going over your budget A critical […]
Until the last decade, if you were 62 or older and and wanted to buy a new home, your options were limited by the equity accessed from selling your home, your cash savings, and the size of any mortgage you could obtain. But in 2009, a new method for buying new homes was created by […]
Buying a home is one of the largest purchases you can make. It takes most people 30 years to completely pay off their home, as around 90% of homes are purchased using 30-year mortgages. Because of the high value of your home, and long timeframe needed to pay it off, it’s critical to thoroughly evaluate […]
The choice between buying a home and renting is one of the biggest financial decisions that many adults make. Each have their advantages, but what’s best for you depends on your circumstances. If you’re thinking about buying a home, watch this video to learn some empowering benefits that could be in your future.
Your Realtor is an important part of the homebuying process, and a valuable resource for you. One of the most exciting homebuying moments is discovering a home you love. When you find that house, here are six essential questions to ask your Realtor:
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