Tag: First Home

‘Tis the Season to Sell: Small Projects that Help in a Big Way

With the warming temperatures of spring thawing us all from this winter’s deep freeze, thousands of new homes will be hitting the market within the next few weeks as the selling season kicks into high gear. As a seller, you can either hope your home will sell quickly in a crowded marketplace, or you can [...]

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 [...]

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.

Confessions of a First-Time Homebuyer – Shopping Surprises

While we did plenty of research, preparation and soul searching before we began shopping for homes, we’ve still discovered a lot of unexpected things about ourselves and the real estate market and process as a whole. Here are the top 5 things that have surprised us so far:

Confessions of a First-Time Homebuyer – The Leap

As with most change, it happens gradually over time as opposed to overnight. So I’m not quite sure when it happened, but I recently realized that I’m ready. I want to own my own home.

This is a story of a first-time homebuyer.