Creating Your Home Wishlist

Before the home search begins, your real estate agent will want to know as much as possible about the features and amenities you desire. To help your agent better serve you, analyze what you want and what you need in a home’s features and amenities. Features: Age: Do you prefer historic properties, or newer ones? … Continued

Eight Steps to Buying Your Home

1 Decide to buy2 Hire your agent.3 Secure financing4 Find your home5 Make an offer6 Perform due diligence7 Close8 Protect your investment Decide to buy Although there are many good reasons for you to buy a home, wealth building ranks among the top of the list. We call home ownership the best “accidental investment” most … Continued

Practicing Good Seller’s Etiquette

Let’s face it: When your house goes on the market, you’re not only opening the door to prospective buyers, but also sometimes to unknown vendors and na?ve or unqualified buyers. As with any business transaction, there is an expected protocol to how sellers, buyers and their respective agents interact. Should you find yourself in a … Continued

Deciding How Much Home You Can Afford

Your lender decides what you can borrow but you decide what you can afford. Lenders are careful, but they make qualification decisions based on averages and formulas. They won’t understand the nuances of your lifestyle and spending patterns quite as well as you do. So, leave a little room for the unexpected – for all … Continued