Tag: mortgage

When Should I Get My Mortgage Pre-Approval?

Thinking about buying a home? Your first step should be getting a mortgage pre-approval.

Real Estate Headlines Featuring Leonardo, Katy Perry and Bitcoin

Welcome to 2014. Sure I’m a week late in wishing you a “Merry New Year” but I’m happy to see you back with us to start the year off right. Before you get all caught up in how you’ve already broken your new year’s resolution, here’s your weekly dose of real estate headlines:

January 06 / 2014

Real Insight from Our Newest First Time Homeowners

First time home buyers are one of the most inquisitive group of people you will ever come across. They are a sponge for real estate knowledge as they embark on what will most likely be the largest purchase they’ll ever make in their lives. And the person that can best help today’s first time home buyer is a first time home buyer that has just completed the purchase of their first home.

November 13 / 2013

Real Estate Headlines for the Almost End of June

A belated happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there. What a weekend for the sports loving dad. You had the NBA Finals, the US Open, Major League Baseball and maybe you even got to go see the new Superman movie, Man of Steel. Whether you’re a dad or not, let’s start the week off right with your weekly dose of real estate headlines:

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: The Importance of Interest Rates

You’ve heard on the news or read an article about interest rates being low. But what does that really mean? Why is that important when buying your first home?

Real Estate 101: What is a Mortgage?

In this video, Diann Patton of Coldwell Banker Grass Roots Realty explains the basic points of what a mortgage is.

Real Estate 101: What Does It Mean to Be Pre-Approved for a Mortgage?

You’ve heard the term before, but do you really know what it means? Don’t feel embarassed, I didn’t really understand what it meant or the importance of being pre-approved for a mortgage until I started the process of searching for my first home.

Real Estate Headlines for the Second Week of April

Your homes are probably getting a little bit brighter this week. Sun is out when you wake up. Trees are starting to bud. You now have to deal with mowing your lawn. And finally your allergies are flaring up. Welcome to spring! While it’s official welcome was a few weeks ago by now everyone across the country is getting a taste of it. Now what goes perfectly with a spring day? Your weekly real estate headlines of course: