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When a home inspection finds issues

When a home inspection finds issues

A home inspection is an optional part of the home buying process, but that doesn’t mean it’s any less important. Home inspections provide an added peace of mind for buyers who want to make sure they are indeed getting their money’s worth. It’s also cost-effective– the...
How to avoid scams when wiring escrow money

How to avoid scams when wiring escrow money

You are at the last stage of the buying process. You receive an email from your agent about wire transfer instruction details for the escrow money, and you oblige. But…. something is not right. The escrow agent repeatedly asks you if the money has been wired. A couple...
What an increase in interest rates means for buyers

What an increase in interest rates means for buyers

After much hinting last year, on December 16 2016 the Federal Reserve raised short-term interest rates by 0.25 percentage point. It’s been quite some time since the Fed had made such a move. Since 2008, the Fed has kept interest rates low in order to help the economy...