buying

What to Expect at an Open House

Open houses can be a great way to tour potential properties in a laid-back, low-pressure way. Often held on weekends, they’re easy to attend and won’t interfere with work or family obligations. You can also typically come and go as you please — no appointments necessary — and you can bring friends, spouses, or kids [...]

By |2018-05-21T12:56:06+00:00May 23rd, 2018|Categories: Purchase|Tags: , |

2018 Housing Market Do’s and Don’ts

The 2018 housing market will not differ significantly from what we saw in 2017. Interest rates remain on the rise, but more concerning are rising home prices and a continued shortage of properties for homebuyers to choose from. This doesn’t mean you can’t find a home in this selling season, though. It simply means you [...]

By |2018-06-12T01:43:55+00:00May 1st, 2018|Categories: Purchase|Tags: , , |

Saving for Your Down Payment

You've decided to buy a home! Now it's time to save up. Buying a home is the single most expensive purchase most people will ever make. As you're dreaming about your new home, you're likely saving for the down payment. It actually may not be as difficult as you think. There are many programs and [...]

By |2018-06-08T03:23:57+00:00April 21st, 2018|Categories: Purchase|Tags: , |

Thinking of Buying an Older Property?

Older homes tend to have distinctive design features and small details that usually can't be found in new properties today. You may, however, notice that older homes require more maintenance and might have outdated systems that need to be replaced. Here are some things to look for in an older home. First and foremost, get [...]

By |2018-03-20T12:41:27+00:00April 11th, 2018|Categories: Home, Purchase|Tags: , , |

Buying vs. Renting: What All Renters Should Know

If you've been paying rent for a while now, you may be at the point where you're weighing the pros and cons of buying vs. renting. Renting trends aren’t looking good for Americans. Rents have skyrocketed in most major cities across the nation, and with demand for apartments and rental units continuing to rise, it’s [...]

By |2018-04-09T11:57:58+00:00April 9th, 2018|Categories: Purchase|Tags: , |

Should You Buy a Home or Keep Renting?

There are definitive reasons for both sides. Find what's best for you. First and foremost, this age-old question ultimately depends on your individual needs. Yes, buying a home means you're putting money into your own investment. Yes, when renting, you don't have to worry about repairs or maintenance. No one can tell you exactly what's [...]

By |2018-03-20T12:02:22+00:00April 1st, 2018|Categories: Purchase|Tags: , |

Getting Started on Your Home Purchase

Buying a home can be a challenging experience, but you have help. Your real estate agent is there to help with the home search and your mortgage lender is there to get you through the mortgage process. Utilize these people and their knowledge to help you navigate through all the steps. Here, we'll talk specifically [...]

By |2018-03-20T11:55:08+00:00March 24th, 2018|Categories: Purchase|Tags: , |

Apply for a Home Loan Online: A Beginner’s Guide

The mortgage application process has traditionally been a cumbersome, time-consuming, and paperwork-heavy one—one that required lots of printing, signing, and meeting in person. But now, thanks to the online home loan, the process has become infinitely easier. Today, applying for a mortgage has the potential to be an easy, pain-free process that can be done [...]

By |2018-06-26T02:32:19+00:00March 20th, 2018|Categories: Mortgage|Tags: , , |

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