Category: Buyer Tips

Hoping to buy a home in 2020? January is the new hot month to start your home search The home-buying season used to kick off sometime in spring, but in recent years, the limited supply of homes for sale has spurred buyers to start their hunt earlier and earlier—and now,… Read More

Here’s some Black Friday tips to help you find your dream home before the end of the year Lace up your running shoes, and steel your nerves to fight the crowds: Black Friday is just around the corner, promising bargains galore on everything from flat-screen TVs to smart speakers and… Read More

Home affordability at its highest level with low unemployment & mortgage rates in the 3rd quarter of 2019 With mortgage rates at a three-year low and a healthy job market, housing affordability rose to its highest level in three years in the third quarter of 2019, according to the… Read More

Don’t make any more excuses—buying a home is within your reach Owning a home means you can build equity, take advantage of tax deductions, and partake in a little something called the American dream. For the past couple of years, the U.S. homeownership rate has hovered around 64%. But there’s… Read More

Low mortgage rates means greater savings in borrowing costs, but many would-be buyers may be left out Ongoing trade disputes with China prompted mortgage rates to drop sharply this week. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.60% last week, the lowest average since November 2016, Freddie Mac… Read More

Here’s a few tasks to complete before buying your first home Very few events in your life are going to be as exciting as buying your first home, but first-time buyers need to remember that this process can be very complicated. Well before you make an offer on a home,… Read More

Home prices plummeted during the recession & some buyers are waiting for it to happen again — but they might be waiting longer than expected Home buyers sitting on the sidelines waiting for home prices to backslide might be waiting longer than expected, according to experts. Although the high price… Read More

As 2019’s buying season gets underway, several factors give house hunters an edge If you’re hunting for a house this spring, say goodbye to frenzied bidding wars. And if you’re selling, get ready for good, old-fashioned negotiations. While real estate brokers aren’t declaring a buyer’s market just yet, demand has… Read More

Ask a mortgage lender these questions before you lock in a home loan What are the best questions to ask a mortgage lender before you lock in a home loan? If you want to find the very best mortgage for your needs, it pays to not automatically go with the… Read More