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New homes are, according to a variety of statistics, on the rise. Instead of purchasing an existing home from a current resident, many buyers are instead choosing new homes from developers. The idea of having a home where no...
Buying a home is simultaneously the most exciting, confusing, and (potentially) frightening time in many people’s lives. The property you choose is not only going to be your home for many years, it’s far and away the largest purchase...
There are many features and amenities that you’ll consider as you look for a home. Some seem like highly attractive options, but there are some that, while they seem amazing, could create a hassle, safety hazard, or additional expense....
Everyone is different. We have different tastes, hobbies, families, careers, and lifestyles. This means that the wishlist for your next home will be different from someone else’s. There is simply no wishlist template that could be applied to all...
What does it take to buy a home in a different area, one that is hundreds or even thousands of miles from your current residence? In many ways, the process is the same. In other ways, the process is...
Jumbo loans have a higher level of risk than many other loan products. To compensate for this risk, many lenders require a larger downpayment, as high as 20% or more, which, on a jumbo loan, can equal hundreds of...
A downpayment is one of the biggest roadblocks to homeownership. Often equaling thousands of dollars, even a 5% downpayment can seem impossible to many would-be homeowners. But a downpayment assistance program can help. Using downpayment assistance programs like the one...
The downpayment is one of the biggest hurdles to homeownership. So big, in fact, that is keeps many would-be borrowers from getting the home they deserve. This is understandable, as even a minimal downpayment can equal thousands of dollars....
Home prices are always changing. While they usually go up, sometimes they go down. Sometimes they rise extremely fast, while other times prices grow at a snail’s pace, so slow that inflation can, at times, be faster than upward...
In a fast-paced housing market, having a successful bid can seem impossible. With so many buyers, and so few options available, houses rarely last a week on the market. It’s not uncommon, in some areas at certain times, for...