If you are buying a home, you are also entering the world of title insurance. That’s because buyers of a home are, in a sense, actually buyers of that home’s title — the paperwork that proves that the existing owners do in fact own the... (Read More)
Looking for a spacious home but have a limited budget? You may feel like you have to downsize your dreams, but don’t limit your options just yet! By making a few tweaks to your home search, you may be able to find a bigger home within your budget... (Read More)
Did you know that late spring into early summer is the busiest time to move? With so many people packing, wrapping and moving around, you’re likely looking for some good tips on how to reduce the chaos.
The fact is this: two of the most... (Read More)
The VA home loan program has many benefits. One you may not know about: There's no specific waiting period after a short sale to apply for a VA loan. Other home loan programs have waiting periods of three or more years after a short sale to apply... (Read More)
A pre-purchase home inspection is a recommended part of the home buying process. An investment of about $300 to $500 can help you avoid an unexpected defect that could cost thousands of dollars, even tens of thousands, after you sign on the dotted... (Read More)
Buying your first home? Here are three real estate professionals who will play a big role in your leap from renting to owning your own home:
Mortgage loan officer. Before you look at a single home, you should get pre-approved for financing from a... (Read More)
In the market for a new home? Purchasing a home is definitely something we don't do every day. So it's easy to make mistakes, and when it comes to home buying, mistakes can be costly. Here are some of the most common errors made by first-time... (Read More)
Most home sales occur over four months each year — April, May, June and July. Have you ever wondered why? There are actually a number of reasons why spring and summer are such busy home buying and selling seasons.
One of the biggest reasons is... (Read More)
Applying for a home loan? As a mortgage borrower, you will have two rates — your mortgage rate and your Annual Percentage Rate, or APR.
What is the difference between the two? Your mortgage rate is the base rate you'll be charged to borrow the... (Read More)