Tired of Renting??? It’s Time to Buy a Home!

Your landlord is raising the rent. The neighbors are yelling at each other through paper-thin walls. You’re a trembling jealous wreck because your best friends just bought a new home and it’s awesome. Renting just isn’t doing it for you anymore. Is it time to buy your next home? The primary reason to buy a home is simply because you’re …

5 Reasons to Keep Your Lender in the Loop When You Make an Offer

Of the many things that can trip you up when buying a home with mortgage financing, writing offers is one of the most common. When you’re finally writing a home purchase offer (also called a purchase contract) after a long home search process, it’s easy to forget about your lender in the excitement. However, your lender must be involved because …

8 Things to Know Before Buying a Vacation Home

Having a second home for getaways sounds glamorous – and it can be – and many times, it’s even a really good long-term investment. But don’t jump in blindly. Here are eight considerations to make before plunking down on a vacation home: Spend Time There First Don’t even think of buying a vacation home until you’ve visited the area a …