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7 August 2014
A mortgage loan is the most traditional, and probably the smartest way, to buy a home.You're going through a bank for a loan and the monthly payments will be the same for 30 years.
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16 July 2014
Many people living the American Dream of homeownership are moving to a second dream of owning a vacation home.
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2 July 2014
Spotting potential problems with a property can be a challenge for many homebuyers.While a professional inspection will identify major flaws, most people would like to be aware of such problems before making an offer.
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10 June 2014
One of the biggest challenges in buying a home is knowing what is a good price for a particular property.Individual homes and the neighborhoods around them vary so much it can be hard for a buyer to determine what a fair price would be.
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5 June 2014
Think you're ready to buy a home? Odds are that after you do, you'll wish you'd been more prepared, particularly in regard to the financial aspects.
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22 May 2014
Buying one home while selling another can be tricky and needs a good plan - Here you will find our guide on the best approach to have on this matter.
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8 May 2014
Home sales typically heat up during spring, leading to bidding wars by home buyers that can leave them empty handed even after offering much more than the seller's asking price.
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7 May 2014
Are you ready to buy a home? Lots of renters are pondering that question right now.But even if you're sure your budget and credit are up to the task, you may still be hesitant to take the leap.
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3 May 2014
Now that the dread Winter of 2014 finally seems to be behind us, the spring homebuying season is upon us.It's the most popular time to buy a home, but also the most competitive.What do you need to do to be ready for it?.
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24 April 2014
Finding a professional to help you with the biggest purchase of your life shouldn't be a random event.Consumers probably spend more time picking out paint colors for their house or deciding where to go for dinner than they do choosing a real estate agent.
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17 April 2014
One of the challenges of buying a home can be finding a good neighborhood.For someone new to the area, it isn't always apparent if a given neighborhood is on the way up or in decline.
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8 April 2014
Buying a home can be frustrating and intimidating, particularly for first-timers.Wouldn't it be great if there was a short class you could take that taught you the ins and outs of the process?.
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28 March 2014
Fannie Mae is extending a special offer that provides closing costs assistance for homebuyers purchasing a foreclosed property from their inventory, in response to strong demand for the program.
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11 March 2014
First-time homebuyers face a big challenge in learning the ins and outs of buying a home.Books can be a great help in getting you up to speed, but with so many out there it's hard to know if you're picking a good one or not.
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25 January 2014
It's tough out there for first-time homebuyers.Despite a seemingly attractive housing market, many remain sidelined by low incomes, high debt or a combination of both.So what's the trick to finding a house you can afford?.
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21 December 2013
Keeping your New Year's resolutions is always tough.So if you've resolved to make 2014 the year you become a homeowner, here are four strategies to help you stay on track to keep that resolution.
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7 December 2013
With the holiday season upon us, people are more inclined to be thinking about buying Christmas gifts rather than buying a home.But the winter months can be a really good time for home shopping, if your schedule allows it.
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5 December 2013
Buying a home can seem to take forever, particularly waiting for the sale to close after your offer's been accepted.To help speed things up, here are seven tips to eliminate potential delays and enable the process to go as quickly as possible.
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18 November 2013
Home buyers typically pay closing costs of 2-5 percent of the purchase price of a home, paying an average of $3,700 in fees to lenders and other parties that have a hand in paperwork you may never understand.
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14 June 2013
Buying a short sale home can look like a steal - with prices up to 40% less than the appraisal - until the mounds of paperwork and delays take their toll.
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