Buying a home is about to get a lot more expensive. According to a recent report from Freddie Mac, mortgage interest rates are predicted to rise in 2018. The rate for a 30-yr fixed-rate mortgage was 3.9% in Q4 of 2017, and it is forecasted to jump an entire percentage point to 4.9% by the […]
So you’ve decided to purchase your first home in 2018. Congratulations! Purchasing a home is a huge decision, and it can be one of the most exciting and rewarding experiences of your life. But purchasing a home requires capital, and if your savings account is looking a little trim as the year has gotten started, […]
Winter is the perfect time of year for plenty of things: making snow angels, going ice skating, and drinking hot cocoa by the fire are all things that come to mind. But do you know what else winter is the perfect time of year for? Buying a home. There’s no better time to find the […]
Do you ever wonder if you need to pay your real estate agent when you buy a home? If not, then how do they make money? Or, do you know they get paid somehow…but just aren’t sure how? Well, you’re not alone. Lots of people aren’t sure how that all works.
Buying your first home can be one of the most exciting experiences of your life. But it can also be one of the scariest. Buying real estate is a complicated process. And if you’ve never purchased a home before, the fear of all those unknown variables can make the experience stressful, frustrating, and downright terrifying.
There are millions of homes bought and sold every year, most of them with the help of a real estate agent. However, there is still a segment of the population that chooses to go it alone when it comes time to sell or buy a home.
Have you ever walked into an open house, or called a real estate agent about a listing, and within minutes, they’re asking you if you are “pre-approved” for a mortgage?
Listing sites like Zillow, Trulia, Redfin, and Craigslist have become the go-to source for many buyers and sellers (particularly people attempting to buy or sell property on their own) to get information about the market, view properties, and connect with property owners. This can be a huge mistake…