One of the first questions that a home buyer asks is, "How much house can I afford to buy?" It's best if this important question is answered from the very beginning of the home buying process. That's why we refer a home buyer to one of our preferred lenders before we even take them out to look at homes.
The typical journey of buying a home consists of several main processes. We like to say, "buying a home is not an event, it's a process." Although usually the home search is the fun part in many people's minds, there several are steps that take place before and after the home tours.
Buying a home is probably one of the biggest purchases most people ever make. It is certainly an important part of a life-long financial plan. If you're thinking about becoming a homeowner, there are at least six things to consider before you buy your first home: Is your credit healthy?
This article is second in a series on the 20 Cold Hard Facts in Real Estate . As you may recall, my first article covered the Home Buying cold, hard facts in Home Selling and today's article covers .
that lenders will love. If you plan to buy a house in the near future, or even in the not-so-near future, this short video is full of some great information that will set you on the right path to realizing your real estate goals.
First time home buyer tips are something everyone who is going to purchase real estate for the first time should seek out and use to their advantage. Buying your first home is a big deal! If you are like most it will be the biggest purchase you have ever made.
Condominium living is a lifestyle choice that has many perks. The turn-key lifestyle appeals to many people at various stages of life from the first-time single buyer to the retiring boomer couple looking for no maintenance to invade their well-earned freedom. Condo life, however is not for everyone.
Buying a Frederick Md home is usually the largest financial investment the average person makes. As with any purchase, no matter how large or small, it is important to know what you are buying before you buy it. Let me point out the importance of a home inspection.
Buying a home is a very exciting time for anyone! There are many emotions and feelings that a buyer experiences during the process and buying a home is no-doubt, a process that requires a lot of focus and attention to details.
Buying a home is not the same as selling a home. The process is different, the feelings you experience are difference, and the emotions are different. Since buying a home is different than selling a home, it's obvious that the qualities you should look for when hiring a real estate agent are going to be different as well.
When you make the decision that you want to buy a home, the fun and exciting part is actually looking for homes online and in person. However, before you actually start to look in person or before you fall in love with a certain property you need to at least get pre-qualified and even better get pre-approved.
Technology keeps making our lives easier (as long as it's working:) and never more true than in the search for a new home. Mobile apps are appearing on the market every day that help buyers find what they want and need in their search.
I hear it many times, "We'll get a better deal if we work with the Frederick listing agent because he/she can give up a portion of their commission." Since I hear it so often, I'd like to address it in this post. The answer to that assumption is...maybe...maybe not.
Most home buyers make a choice on a home purchase with a combination of emotion and reason. The best approach is to get your financial situation figured out, and only see homes in the price range you can afford. Inevitably, as you search, you will find a home that touches your sensitivities...
Sellers are mostly concerned with the price of their home. They naturally want to get as much as the market will bear for their home/nest/investment. Buyers should consider the cost of buying the home. The cost involves much more than just the price.
Thanks for the inquiry on the condo complex at Twin Lakes. I appreciate that you visited my website and it was even a little bit helpful. From our emails, I gather you are new to the area and considering a rent first buy later strategy.
Buying a home is almost like preparing a military strike. It takes quite a bit of planning, researching and finally executing the plan. In order to achieve that great dream many first time home buyers should take care to avoid these possible pitfalls for their home loan.
I decided to write a guide about buying a home and discuss some of the things you need to consider. By the end of this article you should have a better understanding of some of the basics of buying a home.
Posted by Andrew Fortune on Tuesday, January 7th, 2014 at 9:31am. Having gone through the home buying & selling process many times myself, I have become more aware of something that I see in first-time home buyers, and even some seasoned home buyers: The Greed Monster!
Posted by Debbie Drummond on Saturday, August 16th, 2014 at 7:37pm. An agent in our office recently complained about receiving an offer that was $50K lower than the list price. His sellers wanted to counter back $50K higher than the list price. An equally ridiculous move.
Posted by Andrew Fortune on Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 7:09am. There are few things in life as intimidating as buying your first house. The knowledge needed to buy your first home will include learning about several different professional industries; including the mortgage, real estate, inspection, appraisal, title, and insurance industries.
Posted by Debbie Drummond on Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 at 10:42pm. What is Home Buyer's Remorse? We've all bought something that seemed like a good idea at the time. Take it home and realize..."OMG that looked soooo different in the store." Department stores make it easy to take most purchases back for a refund, exchange or a store credit.
This is a guide to home appraisals and should help you as you navigate through the process of buying or selling your home in today's real estate market. That process can be a stressful one, due in no small part to the uncertainty involved in home appraisals.