7 Best Things About Buying A House In The Fall

For the first time in recent history, October surpassed June as the most popular month to get married. And these autumn-loving brides may be on to something: Although the spring months are notoriously the best time to buy real estate (as well as have a wedding), fall may be the new ideal season to buy a [...]

By | 2017-10-03T17:40:28+00:00 October 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

3 Crucial Reasons You Should Buy a Home Before 2017 Ends

Buying a house in 2017 will feel kind of like you've jumped onto the subway just as the doors were closing. Your heart's pounding and you're winded from the race, but you made it—just in time. OK, so maybe that's a little exaggerated. But here's the thing: Interest rates have begun to rise and will likely climb [...]

By | 2017-10-03T17:29:49+00:00 October 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Understanding the Escrow Process and Requirements

Buying a house is full of complications that most people do not understand and are unprepared for. One of those mysterious elements is being "in escrow," which occurs between the time a seller accepts the offer and the buyer gets the keys to the new house. Below is a 10-step walk-through of the process, so [...]

By | 2017-09-14T17:39:28+00:00 September 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

4 costs you haven’t factored into your homebuying budget

Other out-of-pocket costs that crop up during the purchasing process, or even when you're moving in, can put an unexpected strain on your already-hurting bank account. For starters, you'll need to budget between 2% and 5% of the home's purchase price for closing costs, including appraiser, lender, and title fees. New regulations passed last year [...]

By | 2017-09-14T17:26:12+00:00 September 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

5 Ways You Can Improve Your Credit Score

According to a survey done by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, more people are embarrassed to admit their credit score than their weight. Much like losing weight, improving your credit score does not happen overnight. It takes time, determination, and lifestyle changes. Making monthly payments on time does not mean your credit score will [...]

By | 2017-09-14T16:56:29+00:00 September 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Traveling During Escrow

If you are leaving town during your escrow, please address the following items so you can fully relax while away: • Seller sign in advance. • Buyers and sellers leaving town should have their Attorney or Escrow Officer prepare a Power of Attorney specific to the transaction. If you have a Power of Attorney, submit [...]

By | 2017-09-01T17:33:57+00:00 September 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Rising house values prove real estate can be a smart investment

House values matter It’s not easy being a buyer in a seller’s market. With house values rising and selling prices soaring, it can be hard to find and afford a home today. The good news for house hunters is that owning provides more than a roof over your head. You also stand to profit from [...]

By | 2017-09-01T17:27:25+00:00 September 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

9 tips for making escrow less stressful

When you're buying a home, the escrow period — that time between having your offer accepted and having the keys in your hands — can drive even the most zen buyer to the brink of insanity. "After you agree to do everything under the sun for the seller, offer far more than you want to [...]

By | 2017-08-30T21:16:43+00:00 August 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

First-time home buyer’s guide: making a down payment

Buying your first home: the down payment A first-time home buyer may have less savings. He or she might have a collection of student loans and other large debts. Perhaps the buyers is just starting a career. And of course, first-timers have no buying experience. New buyers may even be about to live on their own [...]

By | 2017-08-24T21:27:57+00:00 August 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Buying a home is easier than you think

Your homebuying experience can vary depending on your preparation, and the team you have at your side. The lender you choose, the real estate professional involved, and other factors can make a big difference when buying a home. If you know someone who’s recently been though a less-than-pleasurable home buying experience, you may be apprehensive [...]

By | 2017-08-23T22:33:51+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments