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)
Buying a fixer upper is something many people scoff at and then run the other way. Unfortunately, they could be missing something really valuable. If you're one of these people, take a minute to read over the pros and cons of buying a home that... (Read More)
When it comes time to sell your home, you'll need to decide which types of repairs and improvements you'll want to make before it's listed for sale. Should you update your kitchen? Apply fresh paint to the living room? Plant flowers? Clean or... (Read More)
A 2018 survey by the National Association of Home Builders found that 76% of potential homebuyers estimated they could afford fewer than half of the homes for sale in their markets. With statistics like these, it's no wonder many Americans think... (Read More)
Many Americans assume they aren't qualified to buy a home. So instead of doing any research, they resign themselves to a future of renting.
We get it: real estate— and home buying in general—is daunting. But there are a variety of specialty... (Read More)
Have your dreams of homeownership set sail?
Even if you have bad credit or are on a tight budget, specialty mortgage options abound. One type of specialty mortgage that's often overlooked is the 203(k) or DIY home loan. This type of loan allows... (Read More)
The appraisal is an important part of the home buying process. But what happens if an appraisal comes up short of the agreed-upon selling price?
Here's an example: A home is listed for sale at $350,000. It's a multiple bidding situation, so you... (Read More)
Putting your home on the market can be exciting. Whether you're purchasing a larger home, moving to a better neighborhood, relocating for a new job, or just want to see what else is out there, there is a sense of adventure that comes with selling... (Read More)
If you're in the military or retired from it, you most likely have heard about the VA loan. This loan is for a home and comes along with many benefits.
Those who are getting ready to buy a home and want to use a VA loan will be interested in... (Read More)