Buying

March 10, 2018

The Value of Open Houses

Buying a Home? Shop Around by Attending Open Houses By Michelle D. Formica, Manager, Marketing Services, The Long & Foster Companies. An open house could be just your ticket to finding your perfect home. Whether you are just beginning to […]
March 5, 2018

Home buyers out there, be aware of today’s crazy real estate market

RISMEDIA, Monday, March 05, 2018 — With housing inventory far lower than demand and mortgage rates poised to rise, it’s going to be a competitive market for homebuyers this spring. If you’re looking to buy a home this season, here’s […]
January 29, 2018

Home Inspections: Top Ten List of Repair Items

U.S. Inspect, one of the more respected and used inspection companies around town, has recently issued a list of the most commonly called-out items that they see in home inspection reports: Damaged or deteriorated trim. Water problem! Permits water intrusion. […]
January 17, 2018

Should You Sell First or Buy First?

Whether you are upgrading, downsizing or simply moving locations, you might ask yourself – should I sell my current home first or should I buy a new home first? Evaluating several factors, including your financial resources, mortgage loan details and […]
January 16, 2018

Wondering if you can buy your first house?

There are many people sitting on the sidelines trying to decide if they should purchase a home or sign a rental lease. Some might wonder if it makes sense to purchase a house before they are married and have a […]
December 10, 2017

Changes to Conforming Loan Amounts Coming Up

Effective December 11 you could benefit from some changes coming that would allow you to put more of your mortgage into a conforming loan before bumping up to a jumbo loan.    The limits on conventional loans are increasing slightly. […]
December 4, 2017

Considering a “flip”?

All of real estate is a risk.  Some risks bigger than others, and the key is to minimize that risk, whether buying your first home or work a real estate investment.  Some house flippers use short-term financing to buy a […]
October 5, 2017

Debunking real estate myths about down payments for a home purchase

A lot goes into financing a home. Do I need savings? How much do I need to put down? How will the down payment factor into the overall cost? Cut through the misinformation with this infographic by the National Association […]
September 13, 2017

Looking for Your Dream Home? Know What You Want vs. What You Need

In this day and age of being able to shop for anything anywhere, it is really important to know what you’re looking for when you start your home search. If you’ve been thinking about buying a home of your own […]