Posts Tagged: buying a home

Follow Your Own Home Buying List

There are lots of “Lists” proclaiming the best places to live, best neighborhoods, best Zip Codes, and more. If you are in the market to buy this spring, all of these lists can be swirling around in your head just adding confusion to your purchase. How do you evaluate those Lists? Those recommendations? How do… Read more »

TIPS: Buying a Home Sooner Than Planned

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We’ve had several clients recently buy homes long before they thought they would. These clients came in for meetings and told us that they wouldn’t be buying for at least a year. Four months later, they’re in a new home! We’re seeing this happen time and again so we thought we’d take a moment to… Read more »

Buying a Home Remains 38% Less Expensive than Renting!

In Trulia’s latest Rent vs. Buy Report, they explained that buying a home remains cheaper than renting with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage throughout the 100 largest metro areas in the United States. The updated numbers actually show that the range is from an average of 17% in Honolulu, all the way to 63% in… Read more »

Fearing Buyer ’s Remorse?

Buying a home is one of the biggest investments you’ll make, and many times new buyers worry that they’ll make a wrong decision and then be sorry when it is too late to change it. What if I paid too much for the house? What if the neighborhood isn’t what I thought it was? What… Read more »

Should You Buy a Home in 2014?

2013 was an up and down year for mortgage interest rates, though they remained relatively low. What can we anticipate for 2014 and will it be a good time to think about buying a home? The Web site loanlove.com which offers prospective buyers advice on the ever-fluctuating mortgage rate market in a down-to-earth style, says… Read more »

What to Do First When Buying a Home

The recent uptick in the real estate market reminds us that the American dream of home ownership is alive and well. Many people experience a sense of pride and security knowing that their sanctuary actually belongs to them. If you find yourself scanning real estate listings and watching one virtual tour after another, it may… Read more »

When a Broker Buys His First Home

Your Realtor can tell you all day long about the joys of your impending homeownership – I’ve been telling my clients for years as I’ve watched them relish the benefits of equity, tax deductions and, most importantly, pride in ownership. In a competitive market drought with bidding wars and low inventory, I reassure my clients… Read more »

Don’t Make a Rookie Mistake Buying Your First Home

Purchasing a first home is an investment generally associated with many long-term benefits — personal, emotional and financial. Homeownership offers an unprecedented sense of security, accomplishment, success and perhaps most importantly, personal freedom. But before you begin to look at homes, it is a good idea to first shop around — not just for the… Read more »

Does it Make Sense to Buy Real Estate Now?

Several months ago Karl Case of the Case-Shiller Report said, “If you have a realistic version of the American dream, buying a house now can make a lot of sense.” Case is considered the guru on real estate pricing. If you don’t believe him, how about the Gallup Poll in January that says 67% of… Read more »

Five Tips For Buying a Home

With low interest rates and foreclosure and short-sale properties on the market, many first-time home buyers have made the decision to enter the market. If home ownership is finally within your reach, be sure to keep these five tips in mind before beginning the process. 1. Do Your Homework: Use the Internet or a Realtor… Read more »