How to save money when you buy a home

How to save money when you buy a home

If you’re considering buying a home, do yourself a favor and stop looking at homes for sale online and take some steps to ensure you save money on the purchase. Sure, it takes a little time and effort but the payoff may just be a lower monthly house payment.

Marry the house, date the rate

Marry the house, date the rate

If you have found your dream home, don’t let the interest rate scare you away. Marry that house. Date the rate.

Don’t Be Spooked

With a well-executed strategy and a big-picture outlook, purchasing in our current market can be far from ghoulish — and actually a positive experience.

Rising interest rates decrease purchasing power

Rising interest rates decrease purchasing power

Today’s market is tough on first time buyers. The inventory of homes and condos purchased by first-time buyers continues to be low, and along with inflation, home prices are being pushed upward in most markets.

6 fiduciary duties of a real estate agent

6 fiduciary duties of a real estate agent

The real estate agent is often considered a fiduciary, which establishes them as a trusted source who is obligated to keep the client’s interests and desires in mind while maintaining various boundaries.

Are you and your real estate agent a match?

Are you and your real estate agent a match?

Meeting a new real estate agent occasionally feels like a first date as you trade a bottle of cabernet for talks of comps and closing costs. But with so many real estate agents available, it can be hard to find a dream match for your dream home.

Crystal ball anyone? Real estate predictions for 2022

Crystal ball anyone? Real estate predictions for 2022

The 2022 nationwide housing forecast by Realtor.com showed a continued slowing from the spring 2021 frenzy. But much is expected to stay the same, according to Realtor.com: Prices will stay high and inventory tight, even while mortgage rates rise.