How Much Money Do I Need to Buy a Home

If you're thinking about buying a home, one of the first questions you may have is how much money you'll need.  While the answer is almost always "it depends", one thing is for sure - most people are surprised to find out it takes less money than they think to buy a new home.  In... Continue Reading →

3 Useful Tips for First-time Homebuyers Trying to Navigate the System

Whether you're tired of renting, need more space or want to make an upgrade, buying your first home is the solution. However, if you have never participated in the market before it can be a bit daunting at first. Let's explore a few useful tips that are helpful for first-time homebuyers who are new to the process of buying real estate.

Shopping for a Mortgage – A How To Guide

When it comes to getting a home loan, many people struggle with where to find the best loan for them.  Shopping for a mortgage is different than shopping for a toaster.  With a toaster, you can go on Amazon or walk into a store, pick the toaster, pay for it immediately, and if it doesn't... Continue Reading →

Ready to Buy Your First Home? Don’t Forget to Check Your Credit Score – Here’s Why

If you are planning on engaging with a mortgage lender, you'll need to have your finances in order. In today's post, we'll share a few key reasons why you'll want to check your credit score well in advance of buying your first home.

Can I Get a Mortgage With Less Than 20 Percent Down?

What Mortgage Options Are Available With Less Than 20% Down? One of the biggest mortgage mysteries is how much money is needed as a down payment when purchasing a new home.  This question is often misunderstood, but also involves a lot of misconceptions.  One rumor that won't seem to die is that to buy a... Continue Reading →

Yes, You Should Take the Plunge and Buy a New Home in 2017. Here’s Why

Are you thinking about buying a house, apartment or condo? In many markets across the country, there's never been a better time than now to become a homeowner. In this post, we'll share a few reasons why the conditions are right to jump into the market and buy a new home.

Can a Non-Citizen Get a Mortgage?

If you're wondering if a non-citizen can get a mortgage in the US, the short answer is yes.  The longer answer is also yes...but with a few additional details and restrictions. Straight from the Fannie Mae selling guide (the book that lenders use to determine eligibility for conventional loans):   "Fannie Mae purchases and securitizes... Continue Reading →

Top 10 Tips for Buying Your First Home

Buying your first home is a big deal!  There's  a whirlwind of feelings involved from the excitement of getting your house keys to the stress of trying to figure out what exactly is it going to cost.  First time home buyers (FTHB) have a lot of questions along the way, and your home buying team... Continue Reading →

Getting Tired of Renting? Here Are the Top 5 Reasons Why Young People Prefer Owning a Home

At some point in their lives, every renter thinks about home ownership and whether or not it's worth it. Let's explore the top 5 reasons why young individuals prefer the idea of owning a home over renting.

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