Posts Tagged ‘first time home buyer’

First Time Home Buyers: Making an Offer!

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Buying a home is complicated, especially your first time around. If you are at the point where you have done your research and looked at homes for months (maybe longer!) and you have finally spotted your home. It is scary and exciting all at the same time – you are ready to make an offer…now […]

How to Prepare for an Open House

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

When preparing for an open house think about how most potential buyers want to imagine their own personal items in the home not yours. How can you accomplish this model home feel? A first step would be removing all trinkets and extra items from countertops and end tables. Anything that is not necessary to keep […]

Will I have to pay PMI forever?

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

The majority of homeowners when purchasing a house will hear the term “PMI”. “PMI” is private mortgage insurance. Homeowners purchasing a house with less than 20 percent down will most likely have to buy private mortgage insurance — PMI. The purpose of this insurance is to cover the lender in case you default, and it […]

How to Survive the Moving Madness!

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Springtime is here and it is one of the most popular times of the year that families choose to make a move! Moving is often a stressful time for both buyers and sellers. Here are some moving tips that can help relieve a little bit of that stress throughout the process. Pack the items you […]

To Buy or to Rent? That is the question…

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Answering this question will involve taking a lot of factors into consideration, however with rent costs rising, buying is becoming more and more appealing. Some questions you should consider when making this decision: –How long do you plan on living there? If it is a very short period of time, renting may be the right […]

What To Expect At Closing

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

So you have found the house of your dreams and you are ready to seal the deal. Whether it’s your first home or you have done this before, closing the deal on a home can cause some anxiety. Knowing what to expect at the closing table will help ease your nerves when closing day comes. […]

New Years Resolutions for Home Owners

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

The start of a new year always brings on thoughts of starting fresh and making goals to achieve for the year. If you are a home owner or intend to become one in 2015 here are five resolutions you may want to add to your list! Try cutting back on some of your extraneous expenses and […]

Home-buyer Tips: Applying for a Mortgage

Saturday, January 3rd, 2015

Home-buyers, especially first time buyers, report that one of the biggest challenges they face in the home buying transaction is understanding the mortgage process. This issue may be that lenders aren’t doing their best educate borrowers through the process, but it also comes from inexperienced buyers not knowing the right questions to ask. Here are […]

Home Inspection Tips That Every Home Buyer or Seller Should Know

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

Buying a house is one of the biggest investment that a person can make. Although it is rewarding despite the stressful process of contract negotiations and lots of paperwork for the mortgage application, owning that new home doesn’t stop there. Part of the process is the home inspection. The following are home inspection tips that every […]

Is it OK to Buy A House At an Auction?

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

One of the main reasons why home buyers are tempted to buy a house at auction, is the chance of owning the property for a price lower than market value, regardless if they are buying it for themselves or as an investment.   The major benefit of buying a property at auction is getting it at […]