Loan Road Map: Stop #6 Appraisal and Title An appraisal decides the value of the property that you are purchasing. This is important because it decides how much money a bank is willing to lend you for the property you want to purchase. An appraisal starts with an inspection of the inside and outside of … Continue reading Loan Road Map: Stop #6 Appraisal and Title
The Importance of a Home Inspection Many buyers will choose to opt out of a home inspection to save some money or if it means getting an accepted offer on the home they are trying to purchase. However, waiving your right to a home inspection can be a costly mistake in the long run. Getting … Continue reading The Importance of a Home Inspection
Inlanta Pewaukee There are many advantages of pre-approvals for active home shoppers. Here are some common questions and answers about pre-approvals. What are the Advantages of Pre-Approvals? A pre-approval will tell you how much a lender is willing to lend you. If you are shopping for a home, it’s important to know your price range early in the … Continue reading Advantages of Pre-Approvals for Buyers
Inlanta Pewaukee Have you recently purchased your first home? If so, you might be wondering what you could do to prepare your new home for the upcoming cold. Here are a few winter home maintenance tips to help you care for your new home. Six Winter Home Maintenance Tips Caulk Windows – Seal openings with … Continue reading Winter Home Maintenance Tips
Inlanta Pewaukee Renting vs. Owning is one of the greatest debates consumers face. What are the pros and cons of each? Which option is cheaper? What is better for my current lifestyle? These are some of the questions renters face when trying to decide whether home-ownership is the right choice for them. Contrary to popular … Continue reading Renting Vs. Owning
Inlanta Pewaukee You just purchased your new house/condo and can't wait to turn it into your home! But before you move in, there are a few things you need to take care. Here are six things to do when moving into a new home: Change your locks. Although it might not seem like a big … Continue reading Six Things To Do When Moving Into A New Home
If you are either short of a down payment or have credit challenges to overcome (and if you are prepared to overcome them), a rent-to-own property may be a good - even great - way to move toward home ownership. Typically, a rent-to-own agreement, also known as a land contract, is an arrangement between a … Continue reading Renting to Own Can Jump-Start Your Move to Home Ownership
Two things are absolutely vital for home buyers to do before they attempt to finance a home: 1) know and understand your credit profile, and 2) think about how your income could change due to life events in the future. Miss these and they will become two of your biggest mistakes. Credit reports Knowing ahead … Continue reading Two of the Biggest Mistakes Home Buyers Can Make
The millennial generation is emerging fast into the housing market whether we are ready for them or not. You may be thinking this means a big boom in smaller “starter home” sales but this new generation of home buyers may do things a little differently than its predecessors. According to real estate professionals, the new … Continue reading Are “Starter Homes” Becoming a Thing of the Past?
photo by: RachIgnatiev via flickr.com Crowdfunding for a down payment on a home is the new, modern version of a wedding gift. While some who hold more traditional views may see this as poor wedding etiquette, it is becoming more and more common for newlyweds to ask for what they truly need- cash! While couples in today’s … Continue reading Ditch Your Registry for a Down Payment?