Tag: home buying

Appraisals Explained!

Appraisals Explained!

Appraisals are one of the most confusing aspects of buying or selling real estate for the consumer. When a buyer and seller agree on a sales price, it can be frustrating to hear that the appraisal came in with a value too low. It’s not […]

Should Sellers Offer Home Warranties?

Should Sellers Offer Home Warranties?

If you are selling your home, one of the most common requests with the buyer’s offer is to pay for a home warranty. As a seller, you might be wondering if it’s something that’s worth the expense. Some agents suggest that the seller purchase a […]

Priority Tasks Before Moving In

Priority Tasks Before Moving In

You did it. You moved into a new home you love and now you’re dreaming of how you’re going to decorate it. But before getting into all of that, there are still some other tasks that need to be at the top of your priority […]

How To Lower Closing Costs

How To Lower Closing Costs

Closing costs help facilitate the sale of a home and both buyers and sellers pitch in. Some closing costs can be paid before the home is officially sold and others are paid at the end. However, closing costs aren’t set into stone and they can […]

Qualifying for a Loan – What do I need to qualify?

Qualifying for a Loan – What do I need to qualify?

Before you start searching for your new home, the first step is to speak with a lender and determine your budget. This is being pre-qualified for a loan. Once you find the right home, then your lender will order an appraisal of the property and […]

Tips for Buying and Selling at the Same Time

Tips for Buying and Selling at the Same Time

Either buying or selling a home can be extremely stressful, it can be even more overwhelming if one is trying to do both at the same time. The good news is that this happens all the time and by following a few simple tips, both […]

Top Tips for House Hunting Online

Top Tips for House Hunting Online

Hunting for a new home online a is a great place to start your search but keep in mind that you don’t see everything. Real estate agents are great at highlighting the features of a house listing online but to make the most of your […]

How to Be a Proactive Homeowner

How to Be a Proactive Homeowner

We’ve all heard homeownership sometimes referred to as “a money pit.” Sure, homes are expensive, but there is no substitute for the sense of pride and comfort you achieve from living in a space that is truly your own. That said, it’s true that from […]

Things You Shouldn’t Say to a Seller’s Agent as a Buyer

Things You Shouldn’t Say to a Seller’s Agent as a Buyer

Going to open houses as a homebuyer can be fun. You get to look at homes you’d like to potentially buy, imagining how you’ll live there and where your things will go. You can speak with the real estate agent monitoring the open house to […]

How to Find Your Perfect Neighborhood

How to Find Your Perfect Neighborhood

If you’re shopping for a new place, you may find the perfect home—but remember, you also need to consider the neighborhood to make sure the community and location are right for you. For those with children, the neighborhood’s school district may be at the top […]