Buying Your First Home? Plan for These Hidden Costs

You’re excited because you just found the perfect home. The neighborhood is great, the house is charming and the price is right. But if you’re a first-time home buyer, you might find out that the price is pretty far from perfect. If you’re… Read More

Posted on: June 4, 2018

FHA Mortgage Insurance

When deciding between an FHA mortgage and a conventional mortgage, the most important difference is arguably the mortgage insurance that the Federal Housing Administration requires. This insurance typically can’t be canceled and comes with both an… Read More

Posted on: May 30, 2018

3 Weird Things You Can Ignore When Home Shopping

In 15 years of real estate, I can honestly say that I’ve seen it all. Toilet seats up in listing photos, shag carpet covered with dog hair, bedrooms doubling as marijuana growing centers, and avocado green appliances from the ’70s. Sellers aren’t… Read More

Posted on: May 23, 2018

What It Costs to Buy a Home

It would be nice if houses for sale came with giant price tags so a buyer could easily compare “all-in” costs. Imagine trying to buy a gallon of milk and having to separately compute what it costs to feed the cow, distribute the inventory and stock… Read More

Posted on: May 18, 2018

Home Buying: 10 Steps to Success

You’ve crunched the numbers, thought about your lifestyle and made the decision to buy a home. It can be a complicated, stressful process. But knowing what to expect can reduce some of that anxiety and help you confidently find your way to your new… Read More

Posted on: May 9, 2018

How to Choose the Right Mortgage

Buying a home is probably the largest purchase you’ll make in your lifetime. And choosing the right type of mortgage loan is one of the most important decisions you’ll make in the homebuying process. With so many different options out there, it can… Read More

Posted on: May 3, 2018

Fact or Fiction with These Credit Score Myths

When it comes to your credit score, it’s important to separate the myths from the facts. However, most consumers still lack the basic ABCs about how their credit works, and the result is higher payments, missed opportunities, and, too often, credit… Read More

Posted on: April 27, 2018

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