Using Gift Money For a Down Payment

Using Gift Money For a Down Payment

Receiving cash to use towards the down payment for your house is a generous gift. Especially considering that some loans require you to pay at least 20 percent of the purchase pric....

What Do Real Estate Agents Do?

What Do Real Estate Agents Do?

You’ve probably been told that if you’re buying or selling a house, you should work with a professional real estate agent. But do you know what real estate agents actually do f....

Should You Buy a Starter Home?

Should You Buy a Starter Home?

Are you a first-time homebuyer? Then you may be wondering if you should buy a less expensive starter home now or wait until you have more money saved to buy a “forever” home la....

Don’t Sabotage Your Credit

Don’t Sabotage Your Credit

If you’re shopping for a home loan, you know that your credit score helps to determine what kind of loan you qualify for and at what rate. The better your score, the more favorab....

How to Win a Bidding War

How to Win a Bidding War

Buying a home is an emotional, complex and often stressful process. This is doubly so if you’re buying in one of the country’s hottest real estate markets, where there are more....