When it comes to real estate, the summer home-buying season is the busiest, with many families wanting to be settled in their new homes before school starts. This year, however, home buying and selling activity is expected to remain strong through... (Read More)
In the market for a new home? Purchasing a home is definitely something we don't do every day. So it's easy to make mistakes, and when it comes to home buying, mistakes can be costly. Here are some of the most common errors made by first-time... (Read More)
If you are buying a home, you are also entering the world of title insurance. That’s because buyers of a home are, in a sense, actually buyers of that home’s title — the paperwork that proves that the existing owners do in fact own the... (Read More)
The VA home loan program has many benefits. One you may not know about: There's no specific waiting period after a short sale to apply for a VA loan. Other home loan programs have waiting periods of three or more years after a short sale to apply... (Read More)
Did you know that FSBOs —homes that are For Sale by Owner — account for only about 8 percent of home sales? Or that many properties that start out as FSBOs end up being listed with and sold by a Realtor? Here's why so many people sell their... (Read More)
Did you know that late spring into early summer is the busiest time to move? With so many people packing, wrapping and moving around, you’re likely looking for some good tips on how to reduce the chaos.
The fact is this: two of the most... (Read More)
There’s more to your monthly mortgage payment than the amount you borrowed from the bank. When you’re calculating how much house you can afford, be sure to consider all the pieces that typically make up your monthly payment.
Start with the... (Read More)
Buying your first home? Here are three real estate professionals who will play a big role in your leap from renting to owning your own home:
Mortgage loan officer. Before you look at a single home, you should get pre-approved for financing from a... (Read More)
If you’re an active service member in the armed forces, you have a tough job and move around a lot. That’s why the Department of Veterans Affairs 70 years ago launched a home loan program to help you when it’s time to relocate.
That’s... (Read More)