Hidden Costs That Surprise First Time Homebuyers

You think you’re ready to purchase your first home. You’ve taken careful consideration of mortgage rates, your monthly income, and have definitive budget in place. You’re ready to begin your home search and jump at the chance of making an initial offer once you find your dream home. But as professional realtors and seasoned home…

5 Tips For New Homeowners

You just finished signing the last of the papers at closing, and have OFFICIALLY jumped from a renter to a first-time homeowner! The days of signing a lease, asking permission to paint a wall, hammer in a few nails, or ever having to answer to a landlord again are now behind you. Give yourself a pat…

Your Offer Has Been Accepted…Now What?

Once a buyer’s agent calls with the news that a seller has accepted their offer, typically a 30-60 day closing process is set into motion. During those 30-60 days, there are a few things that buyers need to stay on top of.                 1. Sign the Purchase Contract: If…

2014 Real Estate Predictions

What does this year have in store for you? If you’ve been waiting to sell your home, 2014 might be the perfect opportunity! AskHomesale.com provides real estate advise and information for home buyers, home sellers, and homeowners alike. Askhomesale.com is part of the Prudential Homesale Family. The Homesale Family of Companies is the leading real estate…

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…

Down Payment Tips

Many people dream of owning a home but don’t think it’s possible because they lack the resources for a down payment and closing costs. Here are tips for securing that down payment. 1) Borrow from your retirement account: Many people have been investing in a 401(k) plan or traditional IRA for years and first-time homebuyers…

Plan Ahead for Homeownership

Studying for your college courses? Focusing on athletics? Starting your new career? Even if you’re not quite ready to buy your first home, it is important to position yourself so when you decide to take the next step, you are completely ready. Start with: 1.    Building good credit Sign-up for a credit card but pay…