Property Taxes and the Home Buying Process
People getting ready to buy a home may already be aware that they will have to pay property taxes after they buy a home. In many regions of the ...
Posted by John Quinn on August 21, 2018
What Does It Mean When Funds Are Held in Escrow?
An almost universal practice when buying or selling a home is that some funds will be held in a separate escrow account by a third party agent not a ...
Posted by John Quinn on August 1, 2018
Mortgage Interest Rates for Buying a Home
For many people, buying a home means obtaining a mortgage. And with such a large amount of money on the line, home buyers need to understand the ...
Posted by John Quinn on July 25, 2018
Understanding Your Credit Score's Affect on Your Home Loan
Credit scores can be difficult to think about sometimes, but potential home buyers need to understand them before they start their real estate ...
Posted by John Quinn on June 21, 2018
In a Bidding War? Here's What You Need to Know
Bidding wars are common in competitive housing markets. Home buyers who find themselves in a bidding war can take steps to win, or at least to give ...
Posted by John Quinn on May 24, 2018
5 Trends in Home Building Technologies
Home building has been experiencing rapid growth in terms of technology. It seemed to go from being stuck in the past to being propelled into the ...
Posted by John Quinn on May 10, 2018
Millennial Home Buying Myths And Realities
Millennials, the generation born between 1981 and 2001, are beginning to reach the age of homeownership. Many Millennials misunderstand the home ...
Posted by John Quinn on April 26, 2018
A Breakdown of Closing Costs for Home Buyers
Home buying is full of words like escrow, equity, and amortization, and it's easy for people to nod along when they hear them even if they don't ...
Posted by John Quinn on March 29, 2018
What You Need to Know About Homeowners Insurance When Buying a Home
Homeowners insurance helps protect homeowners from financial liability after a covered disaster occurs. Home buyers who are beginning the home ...
Posted by John Quinn on March 22, 2018
How to Choose a Down Payment
When it comes to home buying, the down payment is often the foundation for every other financial decision that comes next. Typically, the more equity ...
Posted by John Quinn on March 8, 2018
4 Tips for Understanding VA Loans
VA loans offer premium benefits over traditional loans for our military members and their loved ones, so it's important for eligible individuals to ...
Posted by John Quinn on February 15, 2018
What's the Difference Between Buying a Primary Residence and Buying a Vacation Home?
Oftentimes, homeowners look to purchase a second home or vacation home. In those cases, these owners may be aware of the stark differences between ...
Posted by John Quinn on February 8, 2018
What Are Home Buying Contingencies?
In many cases, there are contingencies that limit what a home buyer is willing or able to do as part of a home sale. These are called ...
Posted by John Quinn on January 25, 2018
What First Time Homebuyers Need to Know About PMI
One of the most common terms that comes up when talking about down payments is PMI, which stands for private mortgage insurance. First time home ...
Posted by John Quinn on January 11, 2018
What to Know About Home Warranties
Does a buyer really want to worry about items that could malfunction or break in their new home? This is where a home warranty may be useful. ...
Posted by John Quinn on January 4, 2018
The Pros and Cons of New Construction Homes
New construction is not without potential pitfalls. There are many factors to consider when looking to buy a new construction home. Get an overview ...
Posted by John Quinn on December 20, 2017
How Buyers Can Come Out on Top in a Competitive Market
In a hot market, it can seem like new properties are snatched up in a blink of an eye. This makes it important for buyers to be in a position to move ...
Posted by John Quinn on December 14, 2017
Downsizing Your Home? Important Considerations to Remember
Downsizing from a larger home to a smaller home can make things a lot easier when managing utilities, motor ability, and other things that can become ...
Posted by John Quinn on October 26, 2017