Financial

Everything You Need to Know About Radon When Buying a Home

If you’re buying a house, then radon should be on your radar. This dangerous gas can cause serious health problems, and according to the Environmental Protection Agency, it’s present (at worrisome high levels) in one out of every 15 U.S. homes. Could it be in the home you’re looking to buy? What if it is? [...]

By |2019-04-18T13:20:06-04:00April 18th, 2019|Categories: Purchase|Tags: , , |

Home Builders: Here’s What Today’s Buyers Are Looking for in a House

The best way to entice homebuyers away from resale (and over to new construction) is to simply tune in to their ever-evolving tastes and preferences. Unless a resale property has been recently and expertly renovated, there’s no way it can offer a buyer all the trendiest upgrades, features, and technologies they’re looking for. Builders, on [...]

By |2019-04-17T10:25:02-04:00April 17th, 2019|Categories: Purchase|

First-Time Homebuyers, Don’t Skip This Super Important Step

Working with a great real estate agent, getting pre-approved for your mortgage, and organizing your financial documentation early are all important — and well-known — steps for first-time homebuyers. But there’s also a lesser-known must-do for first-timers that’s not as highly publicized: seeing your potential home at all hours. You see, touring a property in [...]

By |2019-04-12T09:39:19-04:00April 12th, 2019|Categories: Advice, Purchase|Tags: , , |

8 Questions Homebuyers Have About New Construction

Most people are pretty clear on how buying a resale property works. You shop around, attend a few open houses, make an offer, and then hope the sellers accept it. There may be a few rounds of counter-offers and negotiations, but overall, it’s a pretty cut-and-dry process. New construction, though? That’s where homebuyers get held [...]

By |2019-04-11T08:55:08-04:00April 11th, 2019|Categories: Purchase|Tags: , , |

Builders: Here’s the Smart Home Tech Today’s Buyers Want

Many homebuilders are now offering “smart home” packages, but the truth is, not all smart technology is created equally. More importantly? Not all smart home tech is desired equally — at least not with today’s discerning homebuyers. Though a catch-all “smart home” offering might get buyers in the door, it’s not ultimately what will close [...]

By |2019-04-08T16:49:21-04:00April 5th, 2019|Categories: Purchase|Tags: , , |

Mortgage Rates Are Going in the Right Direction — but What’s the Longer Term View?

This week saw mortgage rates drop more than they have in any other one week period in the last ten years. The timing couldn’t be better, as we also saw the official start of spring and the unofficial start of the home buying season — especially in those areas of the country where winter plays [...]

By |2019-04-08T16:49:27-04:00March 29th, 2019|Categories: Mortgage, Real Estate Agents|Tags: |

Determining the Value of Your Home

There are several criteria to consider when it comes to determining the value of your home. The size, age, condition of the home, and surrounding property play a big part in estimating value. You may take pride in the investments you've made in upgrades and renovations, but the value of a home is most directly [...]

By |2019-04-08T16:49:29-04:00March 28th, 2019|Categories: Financial, Purchase|Tags: |

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