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…

How To Know If You’re Ready To Buy A House

Buying a house should never be entered into lightly, and often many potential buyers may not realize just how much work it actually takes or understand the process involved. Doing as much research as possible can help determine exactly what is needed to put you in the best possible position to make a purchase. Here…

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…

Tips to Help You Save Money NOW!

Saving money can be a constant challenge, so having the right impression is important. keep in mind that a budget is not a form of punishment, but a key step in helping you improve your financial well-being. When you are ready to make a large purchase such as a new home, you’ll have the financial resources at your…

Normal Home Prices Are Stabilizing

  _____________________________________________________________________________________________ RISMEDIA, July 29, 2011—Prices of “normal” homes—those that aren’t foreclosures or short sales—are stabilizing and the numbers of future foreclosures are falling. That “sliver of good news for consumer spending” was included in CoreLogic’s July report on housing and market trends.  In May 2011, the firm’s Home Price Index excluding distressed sales only…