The home inspection is a necessary step in buying a home. I could say it a million times. It is vital. Without it, you are a vulnerable target – um, I mean, buyer. So many people forgo the home inspection process. They do this to satisfy the seller or to save money. Many think that … Continue reading The Importance of the Home Inspection
When you are buying a home, often you become blinded by the idea of the home. It is easy to see your future there and not see the actual home. You may focus on the cheery holidays spent around the fireplace and fail to see the cracks in the ceiling. To protect yourself and your … Continue reading What Should You Know Before You Buy?
There are many advantages to both new and existing homes. Which one you purchase depends on your preferences. When it comes to buying a house, new can be very nice. But existing homes have many benefits as well. You should consider all of the benefits to each type of home before you make your decision. … Continue reading Should You Buy New Or Used?
Moving out of a small house that you used to occupy when there were only two of you might have felt cozy and “just right.” After a few years with a wife and growing kids in your life, new house buying might be the most advisable thing to do. Aside from the cramped size of … Continue reading New House Buying – Tips for Beginners
Buying a home is a stressful and emotional time. You want to find the best home at the best price. Every buyer is looking for a good deal. The good news is that with a lot of knowledge and a little bit of luck, you can find a good deal waiting for you. First, you … Continue reading How to Find the Best Deal on a Home
With the U.S. housing market showing signs of slowing down, you may want to make your home look a little more attractive. When the housing market slows, the market can become a buyer’s market. This means that there are more houses on the market than buyers. The buyer gets his pick of properties. And you … Continue reading How to Frugally Get the Most Out of Your Home Sale
Real estate transactions consist of mountains of paperwork. Loan applications, purchase contracts, credit reports, disclosures, mortgages, W-9 forms and HUD/RESPA statements. Many of these contain your social security number (SS#) and other vital information that could be stolen by one of the many people whose eyes it passes by. Factor in faxes and emails containing … Continue reading Protect Yourself Against Identity Theft when Buying and Selling a Home