Category: Buyer Resources

FAQs Answered! For First Time Homebuyers

Buying a home is one of the biggest investments a person will make in their lifetime. With the decision to buy a home comes a lot of questions. It’s important to do your research to make sure you’re ready to buy a home.   Our team meets a lot of first time buyers who, understandably, … Continue Reading

Seller’s Market vs Buyer’s Market – What’s The Difference?

Is it a buyers market or a sellers market? Understanding your local housing market can help get the best price for your home, whether you are the seller or the buyer. While these trends change over time, interpreting the difference of each will help you navigate your next real estate venture to get the optimal … Continue Reading

What is the House Closing Process & What to Expect

Closing on your newest home or property is an exciting time! The house closing process, also known as “escrow”, can also seem never ending and stressful. But thanks to the advancing digital age, closing on a home is increasingly computerized and automated. In many cases, buyers and sellers don’t even need to attend a specific … Continue Reading

4 Tips to Avoid Common Mistakes When Trying to Buy a Foreclosure

If you’re already in the market to purchase a home, chances are you’ve already heard the term foreclosure. By purchasing a foreclosed home, you can snag a great deal during a time when affordable deals may be hard to find. To start, a foreclosure happens when a lender takes a property from an owner who … Continue Reading

Real Estate Terms You Should Know When Buying or Selling A Home

Real estate is full of confusing vernacular that can be overwhelming in an already stressful process. Whether you’re buying or selling a home, it’s important you’re up to date on the most used real estate terminology.   Below, we have put together a list of popular real estate terms that can help you better understand … Continue Reading

Four Benefits of Living in an HOA Neighborhood

As a tenant or homeowner, or as someone currently in the homebuying process, you may be wondering what an HOA is and what the benefits of living in an HOA neighborhood are. An HOA, or a homeowners association is a non-profit organization dedicated to managing a common-interest development.   What do you, as a tenant … Continue Reading

Qualifying for a Home Loan – What can I do if I have Bad Credit?

Buying a home is overwhelming on its own, and having bad credit can make it seem impossible to even start the process of requesting a loan. But don’t give up! There are a lot of options for people with underwhelming credit to purchase a house. Let’s take a look at understanding your credit score, home … Continue Reading

Property Taxes and What To Expect

Becoming a homeowner means acquiring some extra expenses beyond a monthly mortgage. One major expense to home ownership is property taxes and maintaining an escrow account. In this article, you’ll learn the basics of property taxes to help you better understand what to expect when buying a home.   What is a Property Tax? Property … Continue Reading

Renting Vs Buying: Which is Right for You?

We are told from an early age that buying a home is a great achievement and embodies the ideal of the American dream. However, when it comes to renting or buying a home, which is better differs from person to person. For many people, owning a home makes more sense financially and from a lifestyle … Continue Reading

The Checklist for First-Time Home Buyers

As a first-time home buyer, there is so much to look forward to. From browsing properties online to taking tours of potential neighborhoods, it’s an exciting time. But, after the initial excitement of deciding to purchase a home, what comes next in the process? Below is a useful checklist to help you understand what to … Continue Reading