5 Caveats When Buying Your First Home

Buying a home is probably the largest purchase of your entire lifetime and one single mistake can easily cost you tens of thousands of dollars. The word Caveat means “Let him beware” in Latin and it is important to remember these Caveats when buying your first home.

If you are in the market for your first home, you’re probably excited about the prospect of no long living with relatives or no longer making your landlord rich by paying his mortage. However, there are many other issues that you should consider when selecting a property. For instance, you want to make sure that the house is in a nice area close to things that you like or need. What else should you be looking out for?

3 Factors To Consider When Calculating Your Home’s Value

When it comes time to sell your home, you will need to know how much to list it for. However, if you list it at the wrong price point, you risk either getting too little for the house or not getting any offers at all. Many people like to keep track of their home’s value even if they aren’t ready to sell.  Knowing your home’s value and subtracting how much you still owe you can tell you one factor in your “net worth” i.e. how much you own minus how much you owe. What can you do to accurately gauge the value of your property?

More Than a Price Tag: How to Calculate the Overall Cost of Buying a Home

If only buying a home was as simple as buying a loaf of bread at the grocery store. Life sure would be easier. Imagine the price that you see on a home actually being the price you end up paying. As you likely know by now, that simply is not the case. Depending on where […]

4 Insightful Ways to Start the Home-Buying Process

The home buying process should be a fun and interesting one whether you are shopping for your first home or have gone through it several times before. The internet, smartphones and virtual tours have changed the way that people shop for homes these days. How can modern technology aid in your home search and provide valuable insights along the way?

More Than a Fixer-Upper: 5 Major Issues That Will Kill Your Home Sale

Though many people want a move-in ready home, others are willing to buy a house that needs a little work to get a break on the price and a chance to build equity. However, there’s a big difference between a fixer-upper and a money pit so the majority of buyers require a professional home inspection before completing the sale. Here are four major issues that can spook buyers or kill your final home sale price.

6 Reasons Investing In Real Estate Can Be a Good Idea

Investing in real estate got a bit of a bad reputation during the crash of 2008. But investing in real estate is a great way to diversify your investment portfolio, Here are six reasons why you should consider investing in real estate.

What You Need to Know About Real Estate Investing

Historically, real estate has been one of the most solid investments to consider. But in 2008 real estate got a huge “Black Eye”. Personal and commercial properties can offer excellent opportunities for investors. But as in many things timing is everything.

Tips for First-time Home Buyers

Buying a new home is an exciting adventure that requires careful planning and budgeting. Real Estate agents often break market conditions into two classifications i.e. a “Buyer’s Market” or a “Seller’s Market”. In the first eight years of the new millennium much of the world experienced a housing bubble. During this time the world was awash in liquidity and the real estate market was considered to be a seller’s market. Property was thought to “always appreciate” and so it was in high demand. In a typical sellers market homes receive multiple offers often within days or even hours of being listed. This would result in the price being bid up above the seller’s initial asking price. A buyer’s market will provide more flexibility in financing and room for negotiation. First-time home buyers can benefit from a few tips on navigating the higher standards of mortgages and what to look for in that first new house.