Before jumping into the home search, you’ll need an idea of how much home you can afford. For an accurate picture, take into consideration your income, debts, future housing costs and your available downpayment. Here’s how.
If you can’t qualify to buy a home, consider a rent-to-own contract. You’ll rent the property from the owner for a set period of time, after which you agree to purchase the property. It’s pretty straightforward, but there are some complications.
One of the most comprehensive looks at the renting vs buy question we’ve seen. An exhaustive list in a easy-to-digest format that will give you plenty of food for thought.
Before your closing, you’ll take a final walk through your home to ensure the seller fixed all of the things he agreed to. Here’s a helpful final walk through checklist to bring with you to be sure nothing was left undone. The final walk through is an important step in the overall transaction of buying […]
Ask your home inspector these nine questions compiled by David Marine at Coldwell Banker – not only for solid answers about the inspection process but insight into your inspector’s qualifications and experience. Before you make your final buying or selling decision, you should have the home inspected by a professional. An inspection can alert you […]
Who would have thought that the seemingly minor issues laid out in this article could derail your entire mortgage application process?
A personal, first-hand look at what to expect when buying your first home. Brett & Kate from The Art of Manliness provide a home buying roadmap they wish they had when they were neck-deep in the process. A great read with lots of helpful advice. Almost two years ago, I became a homeowner. I had […]
As you begin the home negotiation process, expect the unexpected and be flexible. Derek Hartley from the Veterans United Network provides a handful of tips to get you started.
A survey of 400 real estate professionals found that these are the most important tips for homebuyers. source: marketleader.com Please follow and like us:
As a new home buyer, perhaps you’ve considered an FHA loan, a loan insured by the Federal Housing Administration. It offers a low downpayment and is generally quite easy to get. However, there are a few things you may not know about these loans.