Category: Buyer Tips

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

Here’s some tips for preparing your budget before buying your next home It’s virtually impossible to know what size home you can afford if you aren’t fully aware of how much money you are earning and how much you are spending each month. Start with your income: How much do… Read More

Being a first-time home buyer can be overwhelming — but we’ve got you covered The steps to buy a house might seem complicated at first — particularly if you’re a first-time home buyer dipping a toe into real estate for the very first time. Between mortgage rates, property taxes, negotiating… Read More

Single and ready to mingle? Buy a house and meet your soulmate! Owning a home might make you more attractive to that special someone you’ve had your eye on, especially if they are a millennial or a woman. According to a realtor.com study, singles looking to boost their chances of… Read More

Prospective home buyers have a better chance of scoring their dream home this year After inventory and affordability challenges in 2018, prospective home buyers may have better chances of scoring a property this year. Affordability will remain an issue in some high-priced markets, says realtor.com® Chief Economist Danielle Hale, but… Read More

Spring buying season already in full swing as mortgage rates drop Demand for housing is picking up and housing analysts are pointing to lower mortgage rates as the main reason. The spring buying season may be coming early whether the groundhog saw his shadow or not. In Coppell, Texas, a… Read More

Florida programs can help first time home buyers secure their dream home U.S. News & World Report issued an extensive overview of programs in Florida that can help first time home buyers secure their first house – and in some cases, they don’t even need to be first-timers. A few… Read More

Here’s how to buy a home with a down payment that won’t break the bank One of the first things you’ll hear when you start considering homeownership is that even with a mortgage, you’ll need a hefty chunk of change upfront. Most financial planners recommend putting down a 20% down… Read More