Buyer Mistakes to Watch Out For

~ have you made any of these? It's ok if you have ~ 8 Dumb Reasons People Can't Buy a Home akurtz/Getty Images Buying a home—especially if it’s your first—can be a lot like losing weight in the sense that people end up doing, well, some pretty dumb stuff in the process. But while desperate dieters might waste … Continue reading Buyer Mistakes to Watch Out For

Are Smart Homes Actually a Good Investment?

Are Smart Homes Actually a Good Investment? © Tobias Schwartz/AFP/Getty Images A fair worker uses a tablet to operate a tumble dryer during a demonstration how to operate smart controlled household appliances for "IQ800" washing and drying machines at the booth of Siemens as preparations are under way for the consumer electronics fair IFA in … Continue reading Are Smart Homes Actually a Good Investment?

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

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

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

Making an Offer: 5 Mistakes to Avoid

Making an Offer: 5 Mistakes to Avoid Daily Real Estate News | Wednesday, May 10, 2017 <!-- --> In competitive housing markets across the country, making an offer that sticks has become increasingly difficult. Ensure your client doesn’t make the process even tougher by succumbing to one of these common mistakes. Delaying “Time kills deals,” says … Continue reading Making an Offer: 5 Mistakes to Avoid

5 Researching Tips for Homebuyers

Know Your Real Estate: 5 Researching Tips for Homebuyers &lt;a href='http://openx.rismedia.com/www/delivery/ck.php?n=a727cfcb&amp;cb=&lt;?php echo time(); ?&gt;' target='_blank'&gt;&lt;img src='http://openx.rismedia.com/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=63&amp;cb=&lt;?php echo time(); ?&gt;&amp;n=a727cfcb' border='0' alt='' /&gt;&lt;/a&gt; Posted on Mar 20 2017 - 11:47am by Housecall   Being a first time homebuyer can be an intimidating prospect; it seems like there's so much to learn! The process doesn't get less … Continue reading 5 Researching Tips for Homebuyers

Homebuyer Hurdles

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Trulia’s – Home Buying Checklist

Get Started: Trulia’s Home Buying Checklist Posted on December 28, 2015 Use this free home buying checklist to jump-start your real estate journey. Buying a home can be bewildering and stressful. (We get it.) And we’re here for you every step of the way. That’s why Trulia made a free, printable home buying checklist that breaks … Continue reading Trulia’s – Home Buying Checklist