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BUYING A FORECLOSURE OR SHORT SALE

Here’s a quiz. You should buy a foreclosure or short sale if: a.) You have all the time in the world to buy, close and move in. b.) You want to buy all new appliances, lighting fixtures, carpet, [...]

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Appraisal vs. Inspection: What’s the Difference?

What is an appraisal? A house appraisal is an estimate of a property’s value. Mortgage lenders require an appraisal on your home before they’ll provide a loan for the simple reason that the [...]

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What Are the Most Common Findings in Home Inspection

Each year the American Society of Home Inspectors  (ASHI) conducts surveys related to inspections and U.S. homebuyers. Here are some of their latest findings: In a 2012 survey, 88% of respondents [...]

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The Importance of the HOME INSPECTION When Buying a Home

In today’s hot market where sellers many times receive multiple offers, buyers are often tempted to waive the home inspection … NOT A GOOD IDEA! Waiving the option to have a [...]

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My Offer Has Been Accepted … NOW WHAT??

Pretty exciting, huh?? Especially if you’re a first time homebuyer you’re asking yourself … now what?? Well it’s just the beginning … there’s a lot more to be [...]

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Top 10 Signs to Look for When you Want to Move to a Safe Neighborhood

The neighborhood in which your new home is located is at least as important as the home itself. Sometimes it’s not so easy to tell which neighborhoods are the safest just by looking. They [...]

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The Importance of a Final Walk-Through

You did it! You found your dream home and arrived at an agreeable price. You had a home inspection and everything is in good working order. The sellers did the repairs the inspector suggested. [...]

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2018 HOUSING TRENDS

Realtor.com We’re almost there: the long-awaited home stretch of 2017. We can’t help imagining what developments next year might bring to the wild world of U.S. real estate. Realtor.com sifted [...]

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How will the GOP Tax Plan Affect Real Estate?

Mr. Trump has promised to “make America great again.” But housing advocates are worried that the president’s proposed budget for 2018, which aims to cut $4.3 trillion in government spending over [...]

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How To Avoid Real Estate Scams and Hoaxes

Real estate scams are a big problem in today’s real estate market thanks to homeowners desperate to avoid foreclosure and con artists who are eager to rip off those looking to buy or rent. It can [...]

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