If you are in the market for buying a home, then one of the first things you should have is the down payment. Below is an overview of this critical term. What It Is When buying a home via a mortgage, the financier doesn't loan you the entire money for the home purchase. Rather, you pay a small percentage of the purchase price and the financier pays the rest. The small percentage that you pay out of your pocket is the down payment.
5 February 2020
Are you nervous about making an offer on a new home due to being locked into making a very expensive purchase? If so, know that there are actually several points in the home buying process where you are able to walk away. Here is how you can get your earnest money back if you discover that the home is not for you. After Getting the Inspection One of the first things you do after making an offer on a home is to have a home inspection performed.
23 January 2020
Owning a home is a goal that many people have, and reaching that goal is often a dream come true. Active-duty members of the military may only be stationed in a specific location for a few years before receiving orders to move, but that doesn't mean that military families don't want to own a home of their own. Luckily, purchasing a home while you are active-duty military doesn't have to be overly difficult.
15 January 2020
Purchasing a single-family home when you have a young family can be a challenge. You likely are already looking for a neighborhood close to good schools and neighborhood amenities, but there are a few other things you may not have considered. This guide can help. Open Floor Plan An open floor plan, at least between the main living room and kitchen, can be a lifesaver when you have younger children. Being able to keep an eye on the kids while they are playing or watching TV nearby makes it much easier to get basic chores and meal preparation done with few hassles or safety concerns.
10 January 2020
It takes work to manage real estate properties. Whether you own one building or several, you may find that it takes up a lot of your free time to handle all of your property management tasks. If you're struggling to keep up, you may need to get outside help. You can hire a property management company to take over all of these affairs for you. This way you can focus on your own responsibilities and you can rest easy knowing that things are in good hands.
30 December 2019
If you've been in the market for a home for a while, you probably already realize that there is no such thing as a home without flaws. Some flaws are just more forgivable than others. What's important when viewing a home with an eye towards making it your own is knowledge. Fortunately, real estate laws and practices are usually on the buyer's side when it comes to finding out a home's secrets.
9 December 2019
When you check out lots of condos for sale, you will find that many of them are well-suited for one or two people living inside. The chance of coming across condos that look suitable for a family may be a bit slimmer, but this does not mean you cannot purchase a condo and raise a family. As long as you know what to look for with a condo, you can look forward to buying one, raising a family, and feeling satisfied with everything that the condo provides.
9 December 2019
A starter home is a term you may hear a lot if you are thinking about buying a house, and it refers to a smaller, less expensive type of home people buy for their first home with the intention of living there temporarily. Buying a starter home is not a necessity for your first house, but there are some really good reasons to choose to do this, and here are three reasons.
13 November 2019
As a proprietor of multiple properties that you either own and use for yourself, or rent out to tenants, you are probably beginning to see why so many landlords/landladies get out of the rental business faster than they get into it. The biggest issue most encounter is with the property management and responsibilities associated with multiple property upkeep. If this sounds like your current situation, do not throw in the towel.
24 October 2019
If you have chosen to look for a pet-friendly apartment to rent so you can bring your pet along with you, there will be some differences you should know about when renting a unit like this. A pet-friendly apartment complex might welcome your animal, but there will also be some responsibilities you will have when living there, and here are some of them. You must have proof of license, vaccines, and anything else needed
16 October 2019