3 Useful Tips for First-time Homebuyers Trying to Navigate the System

September 13, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

Whether you’re tired of renting, need more space or want to make an upgrade, buying your first home is the solution. However, if you have never participated in the market before it can be a bit daunting at first. Let’s explore a few useful tips that are helpful for first-time homebuyers who are new to the process of buying real estate.

Ready to Buy Your First Home? Don’t Forget to Check Your Credit Score – Here’s Why

September 12, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

If you are planning on engaging with a mortgage lender, you’ll need to have your finances in order. In today’s post, we’ll share a few key reasons why you’ll want to check your credit score well in advance of buying your first home.

Four Mistakes to Avoid When Making an Offer for Your Dream Home

September 7, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

You’ve scoured the new home listings, been to all the open houses and have finally found the home of your dreams. It is now time to draft an offer and begin the negotiation process. Below we’ll share four mistakes that you will want to avoid when making an offer on your dream home.

Real Estate Negotiations: 3 Tricks That You Can Use to Ensure Yours Is the Winning Bid

August 31, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

You’ve toured through a number of listings, attended all the open houses and have found your potential new dream home. Now the hard part begins, especially if you’re working against other buyers who are keen on getting the same home as you. Let’s take a look at three tricks that you can use to make sure the bid you submit on a home is the one that wins.

Wrapping It All Up: Don’t Forget These Important Tasks After Closing on Your New Home

August 22, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

The negotiations are over. The seller has accepted your bid and the paperwork has been signed. Shortly, you’ll be handed the keys to your new home and you can start moving in. But of course, the work doesn’t end after the real estate closing process. In fact, it’s just beginning! In today’s article, we’ll share a few essential tasks that you’ll want to get to work on after the closing process is over.

Getting Tired of Renting? Here Are the Top 5 Reasons Why Young People Prefer Owning a Home

August 17, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

At some point in their lives, every renter thinks about home ownership and whether or not it’s worth it. Let’s explore the top 5 reasons why young individuals prefer the idea of owning a home over renting.

Go Big or Go Home: 3 Reasons Why Your First Home Should Be a Spacious One

August 11, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

Buying a home for the first time? One of the key considerations you’ll need to make is just how much ‘house’ you want to buy. While going minimal might seem like a good idea to save on costs, having a smaller living space can end up cramping your lifestyle in many ways. Let’s take a look at three great reasons why your first home should be roomy, spacious and luxurious.

Yes, You Should Take the Plunge and Buy a New Home in 2017. Here’s Why

August 9, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

Are you thinking about buying a house, apartment or condo? In many markets across the country, there’s never been a better time than now to become a homeowner. In this post, we’ll share a few reasons why the conditions are right to jump into the market and buy a new home.

3 Ugly Truths You’ll Discover Trying to Buy a Home Without a Real Estate Agent

August 4, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

Many people, whether they are new to the market or have purchased a home before, consider investing in a home without the help of an agent. While there are benefits involved with going it alone, there are also a number of drawbacks that can significantly impact the success of your home purchase. If you’re wondering about the difficulties involved in going “agent-less”, consider the following points.

Investing in a New Home? 3 Reasons You Can’t Skip the Pest Inspection

July 25, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

There are so many small details involved in the final sale of a home that it can be easy to forget about all of the things that need to be done. While you won’t be able to forget about a home inspection, a pest inspection can be every bit as important before you sign on the dotted line. If you’re wondering why you shouldn’t forego this important step, consider the following information.

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