Buying Real Estate

When Interest Rates Go Up

When Interest Rates Go Up

The Feds have been pretty indecisive about moving interest rates up, but the down-low is that they plan to make the move upwards in December. Read more ⇢
How to Spend Thanksgiving Weekend

How to Spend Thanksgiving Weekend

Stuffed! That’s how you feel on Thursday. Once the turkey is picked clean, the dishes are done and the last bite of pie sitting in… Read more ⇢
Why Downsizing is the New Upsizing

Why Downsizing is the New Upsizing

Most people think of downsizing as something you do in retirement. The kids are grown, the nest is empty and you have all this space just gathering dust… Read more ⇢
Spooky or Spectacular?

Spooky or Spectacular?

Sometimes, a neighborhood appears awesome…but might be hiding some spooky, ghostly elements! You can’t know, for instance, how welcoming some neighborhoods are to families with small children… Read more ⇢
Counting Chickens

Counting Chickens

If your house has been on the market for any length of time, or if you need to sell because of an out-of-town job change, you may be tempted… Read more ⇢
Buyers: Don’t Let Halloween Creep Up On You

Buyers: Don’t Let Halloween Creep Up On You

Conventional wisdom is that spring is the best time for selling—and buying—a home. It’s the time of year when the most home are on the market. In fact, lots… Read more ⇢
Creating an Idea Book for Your New Home

Creating an Idea Book for Your New Home

Contemplating buying a new home or remodeling the one you have? Before you call your real estate agent, hire a designer or head to your local Do-It-Yourself superstore refine… Read more ⇢
Protect Your Home-Buying Budget

Protect Your Home-Buying Budget

You know you love house hunting, and shopping for the perfect home is a fun pastime, but to move from being an open house and model home butterfly… Read more ⇢
Hack That Down Payment

Hack That Down Payment

The biggest hindrance to home-ownership for most young couples is the dreaded down payment. In fact, many couples believe that between living expenses and school loans, they’ll never… Read more ⇢
What Does Ability To Repay Mean Video

What Does Ability To Repay Mean Video

What are the Ability to repay rules about? In a nutshell, as this video shows, new laws require lenders to make a good-faith assessment of a borrower’s capacity to pay back… Read more ⇢
How Do I Determine The Initial Offer Video

How Do I Determine The Initial Offer Video

As you’ll see in this video, unless you have a buyer’s agent remember that the agent works for the seller. Make a point of asking him or her to keep your… Read more ⇢
How Do I Make An Offer Video

How Do I Make An Offer Video

Watch this video and it’ll make sense. Your real estate agent will assist you – the video covers the main points. Remember that a sale commitment depends on negotiating a satisfactory… Read more ⇢
What Is A Counter Offer Video

What Is A Counter Offer Video

The video puts this in more visual terms, but basically, a seller can respond to a buyer’s offer with changes – a counter – that improves the terms. Read more ⇢
Thinking of Become a Real Estate Investor? How about Buying a “Live In” –Plex

Thinking of Become a Real Estate Investor? How about Buying a “Live In” –Plex

As a first foray into investment property, buying a duplex, triplex or quad and living in one unit might be the way to go. In the current market,… Read more ⇢

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