Real Estate Investing Basics: How to Start Building Your Portfolio

There’s money to be made in real estate — and many of our country’s most successful leaders and influencers are the proof. If you’re hoping to join their ranks, then you’re not alone. As billionaire Andrew Carnegie once put it, “Ninety percent of all millionaires become so through owning real estate. More money has been [...]

By |2019-06-21T08:32:08-04:00July 10th, 2019|Categories: Education, Purchase|Tags: , , |

What Does it Mean When a Home is Under Contract?

If you’ve been actively searching for a home, then you’ve probably seen the term “under contract” or “pending” on a listing before. But what does it mean? And does it rule the home out completely? That depends. Generally, “under contract” means another buyer has put an offer on the home, and the seller has accepted. [...]

By |2019-07-01T14:29:38-04:00July 1st, 2019|Categories: Purchase|Tags: , |

How to Lower Your Closing Costs

After your down payment, closing costs typically come in as your second-most expensive home buying charge. For most buyers, they can be somewhere around 2% to 5% of the total purchase price — or about $4,000 to $10,000 on a $200K home. When you’re already shelling out tens of thousands for your down payment, not [...]

By |2019-06-24T14:46:51-04:00June 24th, 2019|Categories: Mortgage, Purchase|Tags: , , , |

What to Consider Before Buying a Home with a Pool

There are a number of factors to consider if you're thinking of buying a home with a swimming pool. While the social, health benefits, and glamour of a pool may be enticing, owning and maintaining one properly comes at a cost and additional responsibilities. Pool Inspection The very first cost you'll encounter if you plan [...]

By |2019-06-19T11:46:45-04:00June 21st, 2019|Categories: Home, Purchase|Tags: , |

How to Make Buying a Home Less Stressful

Home buying can be one of the most stressful processes you’ll ever go through. You’re on a time crunch, you have thousands of dollars on the line, and you’re dealing with dozens of vendors, reams of paperwork and, of course, just the struggles of everyday living. Fortunately, there are ways to alleviate the stress and [...]

By |2019-06-17T10:10:15-04:00June 17th, 2019|Categories: Mortgage, Purchase|Tags: , |

Buying a House with Bad Credit: Can It Be Done?

Your credit score plays a huge role in your ability to get to mortgage — not to mention how easy the process is and what interest rates you'll qualify for. Are you worried your credit isn't good enough? You're not alone. Many would-be homeowners fear their credit scores will mean sky-high rates and massive down [...]

By |2019-06-12T09:33:17-04:00June 12th, 2019|Categories: Mortgage, Purchase|Tags: , , , , , , , |

New Spouse, New Home? How to Make Home Buying Possible After Tying the Knot

Getting married was a big decision. Now it’s time for another one: Should you buy a house together? More importantly, can you afford to? Though it might seem impossible after that costly wedding and honeymoon, homeownership isn’t as out of reach as you might think. Here’s how to make your newlywed home buying dreams a [...]

By |2019-06-10T14:13:27-04:00June 1st, 2019|Categories: Purchase|Tags: , |

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