What You Can Do in 2018 to Make Buying a Home a Reality in 2019

 ~I agree with so many of these! The homebuying process can be overwhelming with the contracts and disclosures making a seemingly endless stack of paperwork. Getting prepared beforehand so that you only need to worry about that paperwork and not the styles or home or neighborhood you would like will help ease the stress tremendously … Continue reading What You Can Do in 2018 to Make Buying a Home a Reality in 2019

Buying a Home is a Top Priority for Americans

Buying a Home is a Top Priority for Americans Americans want to buy homes and they want to buy them as an investment option. According to a study on homebuyers by NerdWallet, a personal finance website, 75 percent Americans say that buying a home was a priority for them. NerdWallet analyzed data of more than … Continue reading Buying a Home is a Top Priority for Americans

Infographic: Breaking Down First-Time Buyer Data

Infographic: Breaking Down First-Time Buyer Data While first-time buyers come from all different backgrounds, they do share similarities in what they buy, how much they spend and what their financial situation is. With the help of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) 2017 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, we can determine the following: First-time buyers … Continue reading Infographic: Breaking Down First-Time Buyer Data

Must-Have Features to Look for When Shopping for a Home

Must-Have Features to Look for When Shopping for a Home When you're in the real estate market, you may have an idea of the type of property that you're looking for in a specific area. Although most people want plenty of square footage or a stunning bathroom, there are particular home features that are often … Continue reading Must-Have Features to Look for When Shopping for a Home

Worth the Wait: Homebuyers Save Thousands in the Off-Season

Worth the Wait: Homebuyers Save Thousands in the Off-Season Timing is everything, even in real estate. Homebuyers in the nation’s densest metro areas could save thousands by purchasing a home in the off-season, according to a new analysis by NerdWallet. Sale prices fall an average of approximately 3 percent, or by $8,300 on a median-priced … Continue reading Worth the Wait: Homebuyers Save Thousands in the Off-Season

Millennials’ New Weapon in Bidding Wars: A Parent’s Home Equity

~ not sure if you can do this? but if you are able to, I would give it a go ~ Millennials' New Weapon in Bidding Wars: A Parent's Home Equity Call it the mortgage merry-go-round: Parents refinance their home to fund the full cost of their son or daughter’s desired home. This allows the … Continue reading Millennials’ New Weapon in Bidding Wars: A Parent’s Home Equity

4 reasons fewer Americans are buying homes

~ please don't let the unknown deter you from buying a home. I can help guide you through the process. Step, by Step ~ 4 reasons fewer Americans are buying homes  While the U.S. homeownership rate has climbed slightly since reaching a 50-year low in 2016, it remains near a generational low at just 63.7%. … Continue reading 4 reasons fewer Americans are buying homes

25 Tips for First-Time Home Buyers

~Tips, tips and more tips ~ 25 Tips for First-Time Home Buyers Buying a home can be nervewracking, especially if you’re a first-time home buyer. Not only is it probably the biggest purchase of your life, but the process is complicated and fraught with unfamiliar lingo and surprise expenses. To make the first-time home buying … Continue reading 25 Tips for First-Time Home Buyers

How Long Does It Take to Buy a House? Use This Handy Timeline to Plan Ahead

How Long Does It Take to Buy a House? Use This Handy Timeline to Plan Ahead By Cathie Ericson | Jul 10, 2017 inxti/iStock How long does it take to buy a house? It's a big question, especially for people who hope to time their home purchase with when their rental lease is up. Or before … Continue reading How Long Does It Take to Buy a House? Use This Handy Timeline to Plan Ahead

Forget Everything You’ve Read: Buying a House is NOT For Suckers

~ I completely agree, which if you have read my blog you will see. I fully agree with homeownership where it is feasible. ~ Forget Everything You’ve Read: Buying a House is NOT For Suckers by Brandon Turner | BiggerPockets.com By Brandon Turner updated April 21, 2017 Real Estate Investing Basics Recently, one of my … Continue reading Forget Everything You’ve Read: Buying a House is NOT For Suckers