Category: Buyer Resources

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

A few new tips when buying your first home

Its easy to get excited about a fun feature in a potential home and overlook that there’s only one bathroom…for five bedrooms! Before visiting a property help yourself to stay focused by making a list of your “Must-Haves” as well as what you’d consider your deal breakers or “”Must-Not-Haves”. Take this list with you and … Continue Reading

3 smart moves for first-time home buyers

It’s time! For what you ask? To buy your first home. You’re excited and we want you to be as prepared as possible for the process and to make the right decisions. Once of the biggest challenges first-time home buyers have is lack of cash. Yes, generally down payment cash is lower since there is … Continue Reading