Key Terms Every First-Time Homebuyer Must Know

If you’re in the middle of a home purchase, you’ve probably heard some terms that sound unfamiliar. After all, if you’re a first-time homebuyer, or even if it’s been a while since your last home purchase, it might feel like you’re being introduced to a whole new world! To help make the home buying process […]

The 20% Down MYTH: The Real Truth Around the Down Payment

The real estate industry changes frequently, but so many of us rely on information passed down from people who haven’t bought or sold a home in decades. One of the biggest myths new homebuyers hear from their parents, grandparents, or even older friends or coworkers is that they need to have a 20% down payment. […]

Avoid Getting Burned as a Buyer in a Hot Sellers Market

We’re starting to see the market go from a red hot seller’s market to a regular seller’s market. But don’t let that fool you – if you’re a buyer, you still need to be cautious. Here are some ways to avoid getting burned as a buyer in a hot seller’s market: Don’t Be Overly Picky […]

Why Your Offer Is Not Getting Accepted

You found the home of your dreams, only to have them shattered when your offer gets rejected. It’s a terrible feeling that most homebuyers experience at least once in today’s real estate market. Let’s look at some reasons why your offer might not be getting accepted and what you can do to make sure your next […]

How to Avoid Being Homeless as a Seller in Today’s Housing Market

We all know that now is the time to sell a home. There has truly never been such an extreme seller’s market. If you’ve been thinking about taking advantage of the quick increase in equity but are concerned about where you would move to next, you aren’t alone. As great as the market is for […]

What You Should Know About Buying New Construction Homes

Finding a home that works for you and your family in the resale real estate market can be quite the challenge. Inventory is ridiculously low and competition is high.  If you aren’t willing to battle it out with other buyers, a new construction home may be something to consider. The process of building a home […]

Should I Refi? What to Consider Before Refinancing Your Mortgage

Have you been getting tons of advertisements telling you now’s the time to refinance your home? These advertisements promise a huge monthly savings and sometimes sound too good to be true. Let’s look at what a refi is and what you should consider before getting one.     What Is a Refi? Refi is short […]

Should You Waive Contingencies to Win In a Real Estate Bidding War?

If you’re trying to buy a house in today’s market, you know that you need to go to great lengths to get your offer considered. You’ll likely be competing against multiple offers, and sometimes the highest price isn’t enough. Many homebuyers are waiving contingencies that are built into the real estate purchase contract as a […]

The Top 5 Home Renovations Today’s Buyers Are Looking For

If you are planning to make upgrades to your home and it is likely you will still sell the home in the not-so-distant future, it might be a good idea to do so with your future buyers in mind. This could mean that you make a few choices that may not be your first but […]