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The Importance of Showing your Home Often

Imagine coming across a “Home for Sale” listing on the internet. It’s in a community you’re seriously considering. You and your family are excited. You can hardly wait to view the property and see if it could be your next dream home. Then, there’s a problem. When you contact the agent, she ...

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Take a Walk on the Boardwalk (or Sidewalk)

If you’ve played the game Monopoly, you’ve probably picked up the Chance card that reads, “Take a walk on the Boardwalk. If you pass Go…” That’s good advice when shopping for a new home. When you see a property you like and you’re thinking of making an offer, spend some time ...

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REAL ESTATE MYTH #1: you need hundreds of thousands of dollars to buy a house

Real estate myth #1: You need hundreds of thousands of dollars to buy a house.   The truth: Although saving up larger sums for a down payment helps make financing easier, there are numerous financing programs out there that can help you purchase a house with a smaller amount of cash down.      Current homeowners: Don’t ...

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Real Estate Dictionary: basics for buyers

All this real estate terminology can be terribly confusing. Fret not, keep this dictionary tab open in your browser and master your real estate lingo.   Pre-approval letter: A document that outlines the preliminary results of an evaluation into a potential borrower's finances. Determined by a borrower's income, cash reserves, creditworthiness, and more, ...

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