Archive: May 2013

Real Estate 101: Making an Offer on a Home

Making an offer on a home is both exciting and frightening at the same time so it’s important to understand just what goes on after you make an offer on that home of your dreams.

Property Taxes and Its Impact on How Much Home You Can Buy

Before my girlfriend and I took the “leap” and jumped right into searching for our first home to buy, I was impervious to the joys of property taxes and its huge impact on the amount of home you can buy. From my initial conversation with my mortgage advisor Stephen Kulisek, I learned that upward shifts in [...]

Real Estate 101: Understanding Title and Escrow

The title and escrow for your home are some of the most important aspects of the real estate buying process, but even most seasoned homeowners don’t fully understand what these terms mean.

9 Questions to Ask Your Home Inspector

Before you make your final buying or selling decision, you should have the home inspected by a professional. An inspection can alert you to potential problems with a property and allow you to make an informed decision. Ask these questions to prospective home inspectors:

Real Estate 101: What Are Home Inspections?

Home inspections might be the most significant milestone in your road to buying your first home. What happens during a home inspection can often times make or break a purchase of a home.

Confessions of a First-Time Homebuyer: Home Inspection

The home search and contractual process had been smooth sailing. Then we had the home inspection. Learn a bit about just how important GREAT home inspections are.

Real Estate 101: Hiring a Real Estate Professional

So you want to hire a real estate professional? Are you just going to hire someone your friend likes or should you dig a little deeper.