Category: Buyer Tips

5 Questions for the First Time Homebuyer Usually, a first time homebuyer picks out a house before lining up financing, but experts say it should be the opposite. Dan Huss, a mortgage consultant with BNC National Bank in Scottsdale, Ariz., says buyers often call a Realtor® first and… Read More

Don’t Suffer Homebuying Heartbreak This Valentine’s Day Just when you thought you’d gotten out of those awkward conversations with relatives over the holidays, Valentine’s Day rolls around. And like finding your perfect match, searching for the perfect home can stir up a mix of emotions. According to a recent survey,… Read More

87% of Buyers Qualify for Downpayment Help According to a RealtyTrac report released last week, 87 percent of U.S. buyers qualify for downpayment help – if they know where to look. In Florida, the percent of qualifying buyers goes as high as 97 percent in some counties, with the general range… Read More

Freddie Mac Advises Buyers to Move Quickly Freddie Mac recently cited a number of favorable opportunities for the housing sector but stressed the need for consumers and businesses to take advantage of them sooner rather than later – they may be limited. According to F… Read More

A few smart steps can help you save thousands of dollars. Here are 5 tips to save money for homebuyers: 1. Don’t buy if you don’t plan to stay. If you can’t commit to remaining in one place for at least a few years, then owning… Read More

Technology Dominates the Home Buying Process Consumers use technology for just about everything, including looking for and buying a home. A recent independent poll commissioned by Versta Research finds that 89 percent of homebuyers use some form of online technology in the home buying process; of those, 76… Read More

Looking for a new home can be a pretty exciting task. With that much money on the line, it’s worthwhile to read up on the process before you set out. Unnecessary mistakes can and should be avoided while trying to get the best deal for your money. As a first-time… Read More

You’ve worked with a Realtor to scour listings, toured what feels like a million properties, and finally found it: the house you want to call home. The next step is to make your purchase offer, and if you are like most people, the prospect can be quite intimidating. When home… Read More

Have you heard of homebuyers having “sleepovers” at a potential new home? Would you take the opportunity to sleep in a strange home, if it meant that you could experience what living there would REALLY be like? It’s like not test driving a car before you buy it! I think we can… Read More