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The Home Search

The Home Search

The previous article discussed getting ready for the home search. Now let’s discuss what you need to do during the home search. The Obvious Naturally, your search for the right home involves looking at homes, initially on-line, and finding the ones worth your...
Getting Ready

Getting Ready

Buying a home is different from other purchases. Because the purchase is so expensive, it almost always requires financing. Thus getting ready is the first step in buying a home, particularly a first home. To prepare yourselves, you need to be focusing on what the...
First Home

First Home

When buying a first home, you see a ton of [mis-]information out there, not to mention hearing from well-meaning friends and family who do not realize that requirements and benefits change over time. Here are some pointers on avoiding common pitfalls: Down-payment...
Fixer: Opportunity or Distraction

Fixer: Opportunity or Distraction

Before you rush to make an offer on that fixer home, think carefully about what you are signing up for.  Do you want this home because of where it is or what it has to offer or what it is?  Location As has been mentioned repeatedly, real estate is all about location....
Avoid Regrets

Avoid Regrets

Some buyers find themselves trapped into indecision. They are driven by a desire to avoid regrets later on. Unfortunately, this very indecision can be the cause of later regrets. Here are some causes and how to avoid regrets they bring about: Waiting Too Long Some...