FAQ: This Old House or That New House?

One of the first decisions you have to make when buying a home is if you should buy new construction or an existing home with fixer-upper potential. Unfortunately, there is no right or wrong answer – it all depends on your individual situation and personal preferences. To help you in your decision-making process, we’ve outlined…

New Year New Home: Preparing For Buying

Whew! Now that your home is ready for sale, you can transition into preparing to buy a home. Whether it’s been a few months or a few years since you last purchased a home, we can all use a few reminders on how to prepare. Figuring out your family’s wants and needs is important, but…

A Guide to Buying Your First Home

1. Meet with a sales associate. Why Should I Use a Real Estate Agent?   2. Get pre-approved for a mortgage. Why Should I Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage? How Much Home Can I Afford? Mortgage Approval and Student Loans   3. Search for your first home. My HomeFinder Listing Status   4. Find your home…

RENTING VS BUYING

Owning your own home has often been referred to as the “American Dream”. Before the housing crisis began in 2007, it wasn’t even a question as to whether or not you should try to buy a home. The thought was…..If you could afford it, you should do it!! The housing crisis has definitely taken its…