Home Costs That are Surprising to Brand New Buyers

  If you are considering purchasing your first home this year, there has never been a better time to do so. Like many other first time buyers, you have probably saved up some money in anticipation of the big purchase. There are some little talked about expenses...

What Does the Words ‘Bonus Room’ Actually Mean?

What Does the Words ‘Bonus Room’ Actually Mean? Is it Worth Including in a Listing? It is not uncommon to come across a home listing with the term ‘bonus room.’ What is so great about this space that it seems to be highlighted in the listing information?...

A Buyer’s Guide to Upfront Home Buying Costs

A Buyer’s Guide to Upfront Home Buying Costs When looking into buying a new home and looking at the budget for one, most of us immediately turn our search to the monthly mortgage payment. Sometimes we forget about the upfront costs of closing on the home loan...
Purchasing a Foreclosed Home with a Lien

Purchasing a Foreclosed Home with a Lien

  There are several foreclosed properties available for purchase, even when the real estate market is healthy and homes are appreciating in value. Purchasing a foreclosed home can be a good way to purchase a home for less than market value, but there are a few...

Why Foreclosed Homes are Cheaper

Purchasing a home in foreclosure or that has been foreclosed upon can be a good way to purchase a home at a good deal. So, why are foreclosed homes cheaper than those sold traditionally? The biggest selling point of a foreclosed home is that it is most often listed...
Is it Still Affordable to Buy a Home Right Now?

Is it Still Affordable to Buy a Home Right Now?

The amount of homes for sale as compared to buyers interested in purchasing a home has been low in several areas across the country for several months. Realtor.com recently reported that there are 39% fewer homes on the market right now than this time last year....