How to Buy a Home in 2016

If your new year’s resolution was to purchase a home in 2016, we’ve got you covered! Here are the steps you need to take to get through the process quickly and efficiently. Hire a Trusted Real Estate Professional So you know you want to buy a home this year, now what? Start by hiring a … Continue reading How to Buy a Home in 2016

Ensure Your Happiness with Your Locked-In Rate

Just like the stock market, mortgage rates fluctuate. They may move daily, or even hourly, and often significantly in response to global events. When you are negotiating a mortgage, you can “lock in” the mortgage interest rate through an arrangement with your lender. The arrangement will specify a time period over which you can lock … Continue reading Ensure Your Happiness with Your Locked-In Rate

Buyer Beware: There Are Downsides to Buying a FSBO

Purchasing a For Sale by Owner (FSBO) property may seem like a good idea; the seller isn’t paying sales commissions and that should be reflected in the price. However, caveat emptor—buyer beware—there are downsides. According to research conducted by the National Association of Realtors, fewer than 10% of FSBOs are actually sold. Why? There are … Continue reading Buyer Beware: There Are Downsides to Buying a FSBO