What a Credit Score Really Means

ADDED May 21, 2015 0 COMMENTS
What a Credit Score Really Means

As one of the least understood numbers homebuyers deal with, their credit score confuses many would-be buyers. So, what does your credit score really mean? Firstly, understand that a credit score is not a credit score is not a credit score. Not only can your score change from scoring company to scoring company, within a…Read More »

Need an Air Conditioner But Don’t Have Ducts?

ADDED May 19, 2015 0 COMMENTS
Need an Air Conditioner But Don

As scorching or humid summer days approach, you may be second-guessing the purchase of that vintage or historic home you’ve had your eye on. In fact, in many places homes as new as 15 to 20 years may not have air conditioning. If your home doesn’t have ductwork and is missing the attic, basement or…Read More »

What Matters Most? Why Location Trumps Everything!

ADDED May 14, 2015 0 COMMENTS
Home Location

Take a lesson from that old real estate adage “location, location, location.” Many seasoned homeowners will tell you that the size of your home and the amount of space you have—including extra living rooms, game rooms, or even acreage — becomes far less important to you in short order if the location is wrong. Ask…Read More »

Does Size Really Matter?

ADDED May 12, 2015 0 COMMENTS
Does Size Really Matter?

Now that you’re embarking on home ownership, you might wonder how large a space you actually need. After all, apartments tend to be a bit smaller than the average home and the siren song of extra space lures many a buyer into purchasing the biggest bang for their buck. While the size of houses increased…Read More »

Home Loans Especially for College Grads

ADDED May 5, 2015 0 COMMENTS
Home Loans for College Grads

With outstanding student loan debt topping $1.2 trillion, and more than 40 million borrowers carrying student loan debt, the age of first-time homebuyers is edging upwards. Among millennials, homeownership is down from 43 percent a decade ago to just 36 percent today. Even though rates on mortgages are relatively low, the overall debt-to-income ratio of…Read More »

Should I Haggle Over the Price?

ADDED April 30, 2015 0 COMMENTS
Should I Haggle Over the Price?

Buying a home, especially for the first time, is emotional. You’ve saved and scrimped for months—years even—and now you’ve found the home of your dreams. You’re in love and you don’t want someone else to get it. Joss Whedon, the mastermind behind Buffy the Vampire Slayer says, “Never sit at a table you can’t walk…Read More »