Do you have your eye on a summer retreat, or winter getaway spot? Looking to expand your property portfolio with a second home the whole family can enjoy? With mortgage rates low and home prices looking set to skyrocket in the near future, now might be the best time to make good on your aspirations.
Nobody is perfect, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that, even when it comes to credit issues. Credit issues can arise from everything ranging from simple mistakes to complications from severe life challenges. As a result, some credit issues are considered more severe than others. While some flags on your credit report might be
What is an HVAC system? Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems (HVAC) can be overlooked during a home inspection because your home inspector may be reluctant to run them in extreme weather or may be pressed for time. Home inspectors typically have disclaimers in their reports to clear them of any liability regarding your HVAC
You’ve found the perfect home and the seller accepted your bid. Congrats! Now, before the bank will approve your loan, they will ask for an appraisal of the house. Your lender picks the appraiser and the buyer foots the bill, usually around $400. The point is to make sure what you are paying for the
You’re putting your house on the market, but it could use a little work. Instead of doing a massive renovation and potentially losing money, consider doing some small, simple fixes that increase its desirability to prospective buyers. All over the house The first inexpensive fix is to paint. Consider refreshing rooms that look shabby, have
If you’re buying a home, you might be considering going the foreclosure or REO (real estate owned) route. Both are types of bank-owned properties, but there’s a big difference in the purchase process. When a home is in foreclosure, it means the bank has repossessed the property and put it up for auction. At the
Research shows that 80% of real estate leads come from the Internet. Buyers rely on Google searches to find out about open houses and featured listings in their preferred area. Social media is a powerful tool to reach and connect with those audiences. Your real estate agent is sure to have a sound marketing strategy