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…

Insider Tips for House Hunting

Insider info is extremely helpful when house hunting. Here are 7 Tips to help you choose your next home. Look beyond the upgrades – It is easy to get pre-occupied by a home’s most charming details, for example an upgraded kitchen with top of the line appliances, and in the end overlook a few minor yet…

Pre-qualification vs. Pre-approval

There has been some confusion among those looking to buy a home and qualify for a mortgage loan regarding the difference between a mortgage pre-approval vs a pre-qualification letter. Indeed, they sound pretty similar, so hearing these terms before or during the hectic time while considering buying can only add to the confusion for novice…

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…

Be a Savvy Home Buyer

When searching for a home, you will find some things you can live with, but others should raise a red flag! Read on to discover the pitfalls you’ll want to avoid and which ones you can fix! Some Red Flags   Asbestos – Asbestos has been proven to pose serious health risks. Check attics and around…