Tag: Buying a Home

To Buy Or To Rent A Home? Four Financial and Lifestyle Questions to Consider

“To buy or to rent?” Recent graduates, young couples, relocating professionals and others have all asked themselves this question at one point or another.

Take Notice of These Potential Issues When Shopping for a House

The last thing a buyer wants to happen after signing a mortgage is to find the their new dream home has foundation issues or another costly repair that derails their move-in plans. These issues can be largely avoided if buyers are prepared to address potential property problems before they buy a home. Shoppers who are interested in a property [...]

November 14 / 2013

Your “Finding a First Home” Checklist

Buying a home can be a great investment, and many households dream of starting a family and developing memories in their first home. When it comes to shopping for a property, many first-time homebuyers may be surprised by all the options their real estate agent provides. Luckily, there are several ways prospective buyers can narrow [...]

Secrets to Buying Your First Home

The basics of looking for your first home are an often discussed item within real estate circles. I should know because we dedicated a whole week to it. But as any experience homeowner or real estate professional will tell you, there’s always more that can be learned to prepare you for buying that first home.

An Emily Post Etiquette Guide for Buying a Home

As in life, there is proper decorum for going about many things, and that also includes buying or selling a home. When looking at homes as a buyer, there are several unwritten rules to follow that will help ensure a smooth and successful experience, no matter what side of the doorway you are on.

June 26 / 2013

Common Closing Costs for First Time Buyers

You’ll likely be responsible for a variety of fees and expenses that you and the seller will have to pay at the time of closing. Your lender must provide a good-faith estimate of all settlement costs. The title company or other entity conducting the closing will tell you the required amount for:

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.