5 Things That First-time Home Buyers Wish They Knew Before They Signed

May 23, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

Without a doubt, it can be both overwhelming and exciting to find your dream home and be able to put the money down for it. However, there are a lot of things to know before signing on the dotted line so you can avoid buyer’s remorse. Instead of going it alone, here are a few tips to keep in mind before you decide to commit to your new home.

Did You Know: Single Women Are Buying Homes Faster Than Single Men — Here’s Why

May 19, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

With low interest rates and uncertainty as to where the real estate market will be in the next six months, many people are opting into ownership and investing in a home. Interestingly, according to the National Association of Realtors, approximately 17 percent of homebuyers in the United States last year were women, which is a much higher percentage than the 7 percent of single men who invested in a home.

6 Tips That Will Help You Get the Most Out of Your Home Inspection

May 12, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

A home inspection may be one of the last things that needs to be done before the deal is sealed. However, it’s very important to have a proper inspection done so that you can ensure you’re offering price is appropriate for the home you’re getting. If you’re prepping for an inspection soon, here are some things you’ll want to consider beforehand.

One-stop Shopping: The Quick and Easy Guide to Buying a Home the First Time You See It

May 11, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

Most people peruse the real estate market for a while before they bite down and decide to invest in a home. However, whether you’re in a rush or you think you’ve found the ideal place, it’s possible you may be ready to put in an offer on the first visit. If you’re trying to determine how you can get the home you’re looking for the first time around, here are a few things to be aware of when going in.

Suffering in a ‘Low Inventory’ Real Estate Market? 3 Helpful Tips for Finding a Home to Buy

May 3, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

Many homebuyers struggle with finding a home that is within their price range, but many of those perusing the market also struggle when it comes to the search. If you’re currently on the real estate market and are having difficulty finding a good selection of homes, here are some ways to expand your search so you can find an opportunity you’re prepared to invest in.

3 ‘Hidden’ Costs You’ll Uncover Buying Your First Home – and How to Plan for Them

May 2, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

Are you about to become a first-time home buyer? Buying a home is an investment unlike any other. To get the best deal on your home, you’ll need to be diligent. Let’s have a look at some of the hidden costs you may uncover when buying your first home.

Buying a ‘Micro’ Home? Be Sure to Consider These Major Lifestyle Changes First

April 25, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

With the cost of a home on the rise and the concept of being sustainable becoming more popular, many people are considering moving to a smaller home to minimize their impact. It’s important, however, to consider what living small is really like before deciding that it’s the right move for you. If you’re curious about life on a smaller-scale, here are some things to contemplate beforehand.

How Young Is ‘Too Young’ to Buy Your First Home? Getting Started Early Has Its Ups and Downs

April 20, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

Many millennials are expected to enter the housing market in the next year with the interest rates still low. However, while it may be a good time, it does not necessarily mean that it’s the right time for you to make the investment. If you’re currently weighing your options when it comes to home ownership, here are some things to consider before you decide put the money down.

It’s Tax Time: Learn How Buying a New Home Can Help to Reduce Your Tax Burden

April 4, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

Most people do not look forward to tax time, whether they get money back or not, but as a homeowner there are a lot of things you can do that will help to reduce your taxes and get you a refund. If you’re getting prepared to invest in a home and are wondering how it can benefit you, here are some deductions you’ll want to watch out for.

Student Loans vs. Down Payments: 3 Ways You Can Manage Both and Buy a New Home

March 24, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

The idea of paying off your student loans and buying a home at the same time can seem like an impossible feat given the impact on your Debt-to-Income (DTI) ratio. However, there are ways it’s possible to have enough funds and good enough credit to make your dream of home ownership come true a little more quickly.

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