How to prepare for moving day Moving day! It’s come around at last – that flurry of activity dedicated to cramming your life into cardboard boxes. No wonder moving has been ranked among life’s most stressful events, right up there with divorce, getting fired, a major illness, or the death of a loved one. Granted,
Fact or fiction? 6 down payment myths you should stop believing immediately If you’re thinking about buying your first home, that pesky down payment has probably kept you awake more than a few nights. We get it—while a pre-approval is crucial for determining your buying power, it’s the down payment that shows you mean business.
Thinking about buying a home after foreclosure? Here’s how you can do it If you have previously lost your home to foreclosure, or if you have filed for bankruptcy, or if both situations are true for you, you may be wondering whether or not home ownership in the future is ever possible. Indeed, there is
Thinking about buying? Here’s a guide to home-buying this spring season It’s an exciting milestone in a person’s life to be on the cusp of purchasing a first home. If this is where you are at, you probably have mixed feelings ranging from thrilled to anxious. That’s understandable, as this is a big purchase that
Here’s some strategies for profitable residential real estate investors Residential real estate investors can see big returns, but the most successful tend to have a strong understanding of how to evaluate their options before purchasing. Forbes.com recently highlighted some winning strategies for profitable real estate investing: Focus on potential income, not personal like and dislikes.
Some changes to mortgage requirements could help you buy a home this year Will I or won’t I? An essential concern shared by prospective home buyers who need to finance their purchase is whether they will qualify for a mortgage for the amount and terms they require. Pushback against overly tight credit after the housing
Most aspiring buyers can still afford a home — but not for long Despite a red-hot real estate market, most aspiring buyers can still afford a home — if they can find one. But it may not be that way for much longer. Households bringing in at least $68,000 a year, the national median, could
New programs to provide financing at competitive rates will help investors buy single family rental homes Mortgage financing giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have announced programs to provide long-term financing at competitive interest rates that could encourage more investors to acquire single-family rental (SFR) properties, the National Real Estate Investor reports. “Folks who dipped
Here’s why first-time homebuyers shouldn’t postpone their quest for homeownership After the financial crisis, homes were on the market at a deep discount, and potential buyers were scared property values would drop further. Now the situation has flipped, and first-time homebuyers fret that escalating prices mean they’ll never obtain a home. “Housing inventories are still
If you’re ready to buy, the time is now — existing homes are selling at a breakneck pace Homes across the nation are selling at a breakneck pace — reaching levels not seen since the height of the housing boom more than a decade ago. Sales of existing homes (which have previously been lived in)