14 Things to Consider Before Buying a Home

2020-07-17T10:37:37-04:00March 20th, 2019|Categories: Buyers|

When you see a house that seems exactly what you're looking for, you'll feel the impusle to make an offer right away. A beautiful, airy and relaxing house can make buyers easily fall in love with it. But don't allow your emotions to make you forget about what's real.  Leslie Levine, author of "Will This [...]

Learn to Research for the Best Mortgage Deal

2020-07-17T10:37:37-04:00March 20th, 2019|Categories: Buyers|

Are you looking to finance a new home? Or are you finding the best mortgage rate to refinance your home? The first step is to shop around. But what does that really mean? Research and prepare. Take time to think and analyze different mortgage plans. You could save a lot by doing this. Take this [...]

The 7 Roles of a Real Estate Agent

2020-07-17T10:37:38-04:00March 20th, 2019|Categories: Buyers|

Their major responsibility is to protect your interest as a buyer and as their client. Their main roles are the following: Educates you about your market. Negotiates on your behalf Analyzes your wants and needs. Guides you to homes that fit your criteria. Coordinates the work of other needed professionals. Checks and double-checks paperwork and deadlines. [...]

New House or an Old One?

2020-07-17T10:37:38-04:00March 20th, 2019|Categories: Buyers|

When you think about buying a home, one of the first questions that come to mind is whether you buy an old house or a new one. A new house may be attractive because everything is new. Nothing has been used yet. The walls are clean, the closets have never been used before, they come [...]

Should I buy a Condo or a House?

2020-07-17T10:37:38-04:00March 20th, 2019|Categories: Buyers|

Buying a home is a big move. It leads to a series of things to think about.  One of them is whether you want to live in a condo or a single unit family house? Each choice comes with their own set of advantages and disadvantages. Only you can determine what's best for you. Michelle [...]

1031 Exchanges

2020-07-17T10:37:38-04:00March 20th, 2019|Categories: Buyers|

DefinitionA 1031 Exchange (Tax-Deferred Exchange) is One Of The Most Powerful Tax Deferral Strategies Remaining Available For Taxpayers. This allows the taxpayer to pay due taxes at a later date. In usual transactions, the landowner pays a percentage of his gain from the sale for taxes. But Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code allows [...]

Why Home Inspection is Important

2020-07-17T10:37:38-04:00March 20th, 2019|Categories: Buyers|

According to HouseMaster, a major home inspection company with offices in more than 390 cities in the United States and Canada, 40 percent of previously-owned homes have atleast one damage. Kathleen Kuhn, CEO and president of HouseMaster says, "Virtually every 'used' home needs some repair or improvement." "That's to be expected. But with today's high [...]

10 Summer Moving Tips

2020-07-17T10:37:38-04:00March 20th, 2019|Categories: Buyers|

Moving in the summer when a lot of people do can be such a challenge. But if you prepare well, moving will be definitely easier for you. Here are ten tips you can follow for an easier move: Think about this: Can I handle the move alone? or do I need to hire a licensed [...]

Am I Ready to Buy?

2020-07-17T10:37:38-04:00March 20th, 2019|Categories: Buyers|

Readines when it comes to buying a home takes more than just money. There are other factors involved - factors not involoving money but can be as important. People make decisions not just based on financial issues but on other things as well like your personality, abilities and values. Probably one of the most important consideration [...]

Is Renting Better Than Buying?

2020-07-17T10:37:38-04:00March 20th, 2019|Categories: Buyers|

Being a homeowner has its perks and privileges but it also comes with a lot of responsibilities which all involve money. You need to think of repairs, taxes, insurance and maintenance. Not to mention city maintenance and repairs for streets, sewers, curbs and sidewalks near your home. If your house is in the corner of [...]

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