If you're looking to buy a townhome, it can be a good idea to stipulate to your real estate agent that you'd prefer a unit on the end of the building. Whether the townhome is made up of three units, four units, or even more, securing a spot on either end of the building can be advantageous. Knowing that you've narrowed your search in this manner, your agent will be able to find suitable properties and arrange some showings for you.
21 December 2016
There are not many experiences that can carry the same level of stress or excitement that comes with house shopping for the first time. When you are starting the process of buying your first home, you need to appreciate some tips to minimize routine oversights and issues. Decide on a Long-Term Plan for the House Before you start looking at homes, it is critical for you to have a sound understanding about your long-term plans for the property.
15 December 2016
During the home buying process, you have to decide whether or not you are willing to buy a home in a community governed by a homeowners association (HOA). Depending on the community in which you want to move, the HOA fees can be several hundred dollars a month. If you are unsure if a home that is governed by a HOA is right for you, here is what you need to know.
6 December 2016
Have you recently decided you would like to move to a new home? Your family may have outgrown the current one you are living in and are now ready to live in something that is a bit more spacious and comfortable. In that case, there are a few different things you should start doing before you put your home on the market. The simple steps you take can make all the difference when it comes to finding your dream home and making sure to sell the current one at a faster pace.
30 November 2016
In theory, owning real estate property that you rent or lease out is an easy way to earn a living. However, in reality, being a landlord can be a grueling job that requires a great deal of your time and effort. It is for this reason that many property owners choose to trust a property management service to handle their properties. If you are considering making the transition to allowing a property management service handle your landlord responsibilities, you are bound to have questions.
28 November 2016
It's an exciting time when you begin getting serious about buying your first home. If your credit is good, mortgage rates are just above 4% for a 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage. This is quite low and a rate that many qualified home buyers are taking advantage of. If you are struggling to save for a down payment, you may also qualify for a mortgage backed by the Federal Housing Authority. The FHA provides mortgages for otherwise qualified buyers who are middle or low income as a way to help those individuals buy a home instead of renting.
21 November 2016
Are you looking for a new apartment and finding only luxury units when you really want to save some money? You're not out of luck. With so many developers creating luxury complexes and refurbishing older units to meet luxury standards, you may actually have a little leeway that would allow you to live in one of these complexes even if you thought you couldn't. Obviously, there will be basic rent requirements that you have to meet, but past that, you can take some frugal steps to make that luxury apartment your home.
31 October 2016
Are you a homeowner? Are you considering selling your current home so that you can purchase another one elsewhere? Selling a home can sometimes be a long and frustrating experience while you wait for the right buyer to see your home and make an offer. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do that can make a home more appealing so that it sells more quickly. Some things that you might want to consider doing include the following:
31 October 2016
One of the best ways you can secure your financial future is through real estate investing. As President Franklin Roosevelt once said, "Real estate cannot be lost or stolen, nor can it be carried away. Purchased with common sense, paid for in full, and managed with reasonable care, it is about the safest investment in the world." One of the best ways to get started in real estate investing is in single family home rentals.
27 October 2016
Buying your first home may be one of the more overwhelming tasks that you will do during your life. Unfortunately, if you have a limited understanding when it comes to this task, you may not be sure of what to expect as you work your way through this purchase. To help you be a better-informed consumer, you will want to make sure that you are aware of the answers to these three commonly asked questions from first-time homebuyers.
21 October 2016