Category: Buying Process

Whether you are searching for small personal space or a starter family home, this tool can help you find a property to fit your needs. The Multiple Listing Service is composed of hundreds of database computer systems located throughout the USA for real estate agents to showcase their available real estate listings that are for sale and for lease. Using the MLS optimizes your chances of finding your perfect home!

Your 5-Year Countdown to Homeownership

Turning a homeownership goal into reality takes time, money and significant planning — you don’t just wake up one morning and decide to go out and buy a house. Nearly one-third (32%) of Americans plan on purchasing a home in the next five years, according to the 2018 NerdWallet Home Buyer Report, and the costs associated

Bidding Wars: Tips To Home Buying Victory

5 Ways to Improve Your Odds for Bidding Success When a bidding war starts on a home, it’s great news for the seller. Except, of course, when you’re the one who’s trying to buy the home – in this case, a bidding war can be frustrating and stressful. Hopefully, you’re aligned with an experienced real

Asking The Seller For Repairs Or Replacements

The hard part is over! You’ve found that nearly perfect home that your family has been looking for. You’ve made an offer and it’s been accepted, and now you’re settling into the nuts and bolts of getting to closing. If you’re like 95% of home buyers, you’ve had an inspection done because you want to

Save for a Down Payment in a Year Without Breaking a Sweat

Are you looking to buy a house, but the thought of saving a huge amount of money for a down payment sounds like an insurmountable challenge? It doesn’t have to be that way. For starters, you don’t have to lay out as much money as you may think to get into a home. Depending on

5 Things That Truly Don’t Matter When You Buy Your First House

G-STOCKSTUDIO VIA GETTY IMAGES Buying your first home is scary. We get it. All those concerns you have about money are quite legitimate, and the mortgage process can be confusing. On top of that, you want to make sure the house fits you. But some of the things that first-time homebuyers worry about really don’t matter. Here are

The 5 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Bought My House

My house is adorable. It sits atop a tiny incline, around a tiny corner, in a tiny-but-adorable neighborhood. It has been lived in, loved on, neglected, and changed. It has been both my proudest accomplishment and my biggest regret. I purchased the house when I was young — almost too young — and full of

Home Buying: What Happens After The Offer

Picture this: you have found the home you’ve always dreamed of owning. You’ve looked it over several times, imagined where everything would go, and decided to move forward with trying to make it yours. You will probably have to give the seller a few offers until you get to a price you both can agree

Top 5 Secrets All Real Estate Investors Should Know

The primary goals of a real estate investor are to generate a steady cash flow and make a profit. In other words, you need to make a return on your investment, which means the investor buys the property at a realistic price then rents it or sells it at a profit. If you want to

Solutions To Saving Money On Your Next Move

Buying a house and moving in is gonna cost you. There’s no way around it. Right? Well, actually, there may just be a way to make it not quite so painful. A willingness to negotiate and put in a little work plus a little inside info on special deals you can take advantage of can

4 things first-time homebuyers need to know

Congratulations on your adventure into becoming homeowners. Buying a home is likely the biggest purchase you’ll ever make, and it’s not always an easy one. Low inventory has pushed home prices up in cities throughout the country, giving sellers an advantage. Homes sell fast, bidding wars break out and offers above the asking price are

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