A home inspector is your best friend during the home buying process. Even if you find a great deal on a house in your ideal neighborhood, you should hire a home inspector to take a second look.
Your Credit score can seem like a mythical beast that is too complicated to understand. But, it doesn't have to be. Emily and I have noticed that many people have either no understanding of credit, or very skewed ideas of how it actually works.
What is Down Payment Assistance? Down Payment Assistance is, more often than not, a missed opportunity. A lot of homebuyers may not even know that they are eligible for down payment assistance. We live in a recovering economy, and putting together the needed funds for the down payment on a new home can be a daunting task. It may even be a major road block holding someone back from purchasing a home. For the average FHA loan, a down payment [...]
When you buy a fixer-upper house, you can save a ton of money, or get yourself in a financial fix. I have seen a lot of young couples get excited about buying a fixer upper, only to discover later that they don’t have the skills or financial resources necessary to repair a run down home. On the other hand, home buyers that are experienced at working around a home and who have the financial ability can build equity quick with [...]