You assembled your documentation, filled out the mortgage application and received approval to proceed with your purchase. It’s time to celebrate, right?
Not quite. Your lender will recheck your credit right before closing, and certain... (Read More)
What’s my mortgage payment?
That’s probably your main concern as you figure out how to finance your home purchase. But make sure you consider the other costs associated with buying and maintaining your property.
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Did you know that FSBOs —homes that are For Sale by Owner — account for only about 8 percent of home sales? Or that many properties that start out as FSBOs end up being listed with and sold by a Realtor? Here's why so many people sell their... (Read More)
You’re ready to move on. Maybe the house is too small, you’re moving because of a job, or you want to be closer to family and friends — the top three reasons for selling a home, according to the National Association of Realtors.
No matter... (Read More)
When it comes to buying a home, there are two very important people who can help guide you through the process. The first is your lender. Your loan officer can help you determine how much home you can afford and help you review your loan... (Read More)
Thinking about buying a home? Mortgage rates have been bouncing around near all-time lows for quite a while now. Historically speaking, rates still remain incredibly low. Many home buyers today think that mortgage rates this low are the way it's... (Read More)
"New car smell" is divine, but it might get edged out by the smell of a newly-built home. Pristine carpets, unblemished walls, the scent of freshly-cut lumber lingering in the air — it's hard to beat the excitement of taking ownership of a... (Read More)
For most people, a home is the most expensive purchase of their lives. That’s why buyers often employ home inspectors and look for ways to make contracts contingent upon the property’s systems and structures being sound.
Even with all that... (Read More)
Don't think you'll be able to afford to buy your first home anytime soon? The good news is that when it comes to finances, little efforts can lead to big results. These four strategies are designed to help you and your family spend less, save more... (Read More)