Buyer Tips

December 19, 2019

Closing Costs – What Are They and How Much?

Saving for a down payment is a key step in the homebuying process, but it’s not the only piece you need to include in your budget. Another factor that’s important to plan for is the closing costs required to obtain a mortgage. What Are Closing Costs? According to Trulia, When […]
September 6, 2019
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How Property Taxes Impact Your Mortgage Payment

How Property Taxes Affect Your Payment When buying a home, taxes are one of the expenses that can make a significant difference in your monthly payment. Do you know how much you might pay for property taxes? When applying for a mortgage, you’ll see one of two acronyms in your […]
July 24, 2019

Know What to Expect at Your Home Inspection

Know What to Expect at Your Home Inspection So you made an offer and it was accepted. Now, the next task is to have the home inspected prior to closing.  A contract should always be contingent on an acceptable home inspection. This contingency allows you to ask the sellers to […]
July 11, 2019
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Starting the Search for Your Dream Home? Here Are 5 Tips!

In today’s real estate market, low inventory dominates the conversation in many areas of the country. It can often be frustrating to be a first-time homebuyer if you aren’t prepared. In a realtor.com article entitled, “How to Find Your Dream Home—Without Losing Your Mind,” the author highlights some steps that first-time homebuyers can take to […]
April 17, 2019

Home Buying Myths – Debunked

Do you believe home purchase is out of your reach?  Do you feel overwhelmed just thinking about it?  Don’t let these home buying myths overwhelm you.  They’re not even true! Let’s demystify some of the most common myths about purchasing. Myth #1:  My Credit Score Isn’t Perfect Fact:  As of […]
January 21, 2019

An Overview of the Home Buying Process

Buying a home is an adventure!  If you’re a new home buyer the adventure can be exciting but also a little scary.  You may even be wondering what you don’t know that you should.  Many buyers start out on the internet looking at homes for sale and dreaming.  I recommend […]
January 6, 2019

Cheat Sheet of Real Estate Terms

Whether you are an aspiring realtor or someone about to do a real estate transaction, understanding real estate lingo can make it a lot easier. Here are some important real estate terms with their meanings for an easy cheat sheet.  Mortgage – The most popular term in real estate industry, it refers to the […]
January 5, 2018

Being a Buyer in a Sellers Market

Buying a home in a seller’s market can be frustrating, especially if you’re not aware of the market conditions, find your dream house, and lose it because you were not prepared. Markets change constantly. They vary city to city and even neighborhood to neighborhood but one thing is consistent lately […]
November 4, 2017

How to Make a Strong Offer

Here are some important tips to be ready to make a strong offer when you find the house you really want: Be a Pre-Approved Buyer:A pre-approved buyer always has the advantage in an offer situation. Becoming pre-approved is very easy: you complete your loan application with a credit check prior […]