Navigating the home-buying process on your own requires a lot of work – and it’s totally unnecessary. You don’t have to pay to work with a buyer’s agent; the seller pays the buyer’s agent’s commission, so there’s really no reason not to work with a real estate agent. Your REALTOR® can help you find your
When you’re preparing to finance a home or investment property, you’ll hear two common terms: pre-qualification and pre-approval. Pre-approval is the one to pay attention to and the most important. When you pre-qualify for a mortgage, you get a ballpark estimate of how much you might be able to borrow based on your overall financial
Before you even begin searching Silicon Valley homes listed for sale or multi-family homes for sale online, make sure your finances are in order. This will most likely be the biggest purchase of your life, so you must cover all your bases. Examine your current financial situation and think about how it may change in
Home buying activity tends to pick up in the spring, as more and more buyers shake off the winter chills and prepare to enter the real estate market. This year, the spring home-buying "season" will be marked by low inventory across much of the country. And that will keep things competitive for home buyers seeking
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Most homebuyers start the process anxious, excited, nervous, and some are downright terrified. It’s natural. A home is the largest and most expensive purchase that most people will make in a lifetime. It can either turn out to be a complete financial disaster or a smart long-term investment. The person standing between it being a
Check out this great Realtor.com resource! You'll find 10 great articles here to help guide you through the home buying process! Are You Ready to Become a Homeowner? Whether you’re becoming a homeowner for the first time or you’re a repeat buyer, buying a house is a financial and emotional decision that requires the experience
How a Loan Forbearance Can Save Your House Knowing you may lose your home because you can’t keep up with the mortgage payments is a terrifying prospect. Smart Financial Planning Must Come Before Homeownership Whether you’ve got house envy about your best friend’s new place or just want to start building equity instead of renting,