What You Should Know About Rising Mortgage Rates After steadily falling over the winter, mortgage rates have started to rise in recent weeks. This is concerning to some potential homebuyers as the combination of higher mortgage rates and higher prices have made homes less affordable. So, if you’re planning to purchase a home this year, […]
Looking for a Place To Call Home? Consider a Condominium.
Looking for a Place To Call Home? Consider a Condominium. It’s no secret that one of the top stories in today’s real estate market is low housing supply and high buyer demand. If you’re a first-time buyer looking for a starter home or are someone who’s interested in downsizing, it may be worth considering a condominium (condo) […]
What You Should Do Before Interest Rates Rise
What You Should Do Before Interest Rates Rise In today’s real estate market, mortgage interest rates are near record lows. If you’ve been in your current home for several years and haven’t refinanced lately, there’s a good chance you have a mortgage with an interest rate higher than today’s average. Here are some options you should consider […]
Falling in Love with Two Houses – What’s a Buyer To Do?
You’ve made the decision to buy a home and you’ve committed to research and view homes with your buyers agent. You’ve done all your due diligence, gotten your pre-approval and through all the ups and down, you finally find the home you love…but then you find another! If you are lucky enough to find two […]
Pre-qualified vs pre-approved – What you should know
Pre-qualified vs pre-approved – whats the difference? There is clearly a difference between getting pre-qualified vs pre-approved for a mortgage. One area that home buyers typically run into problems is not knowing the difference between being qualified for a mortgage and being approved for one. Even if you believe you are pre-qualified for a mortgage, it […]
How to buy a home – Step 11 – The Final Walk through
How to buy a home – Step 10 – Title Search
Title search is the next step once all your contingencies are cleared. Your attorney will handle this. Throughout this process your agent would have recommended you hire an attorney. This is an important step as this attorney is going to represent your best interests and make sure they read all that fine print in the hundreds of […]
How to buy a home – Steps 8 & 9 Removing Contingencies
After negotiations and accepting offers it is now time to work on those contingencies you listed in the offer. A. Removing Contingencies – Home inspections and research period. Once your offer is accepted you will move through removing your contingencies. There are many types of contingencies that can be written in to an offer. Your agent […]
How to Buy a Home – Step 7
In our previous step on how to buy a home, we discussed Making an Offer. In this post we will discuss what happens after you make an offer – Negotiations, Multiple Offers, escalation clauses and waivers Once the offer is presented to the listing agent the seller has several choices, they can sign your offer […]