Congratulations! You have decided to purchase a home, or are thinking about buying one. Yes, even in today's tighter credit guidelines you can still buy a home. When you do, you'll be joining the ranks of hundreds of families who realize that home ownership offers a number of benefits including building equity, saving for the future, and creating an environment for your family. When you own your own home, your hard-earned dollars contribute to your mortgage. The equity you earn is yours. Over time, your home will increase in value.
Avoid Common Buyer Errors
Some buyers, however, caught up in the excitement of buying a new home tend to overlook some items. When you have a systematic plan before you shop, you’ll be sure to avoid these costly errors. Here are some tips on making the most of your home purchase.
But Do You Need It
Buying a home can be an emotional, time-consuming, and complex process. There are a few things that you can do to help make the process go as smooth as possible.
Buying Your First Home
Many renters are starting to think about purchasing a home of their own. This article highlights several factors that should be considered when purchasing a home.
Not sure to buy or rent?
If you're not sure whether to buy a home or rent one, you're not alone. Here are answers to the most frequesntly asked questions on this subject.
What kind of things will I have to do if I own my own home?
The Right Home at the Right Price
This article helps you become a savvy buyer, by pointing out some of the pitfalls inherent in the home-buying process.
Buying Cheap Foreclosed Homes
Think you want to buy a foreclosed home? You might want to read this first before you decide if that's for you or not.
A home is more than bedrooms and baths
There are other things you should consider when buying a home.
Why do I need a Realtor?
You might think you can just as easily call the listing agent to see and buy the house and that way, you'll save some money, right? Wrong! Read why it's best to have YOUR interests represented.
Frequently asked questions about your FICO score
Basic questions answered about your FICO score (your score for all sorts of credit applications) with links to additional sources of information.
Terms you should know
Like any business, real estate has it's own set of definitions. Know what "they" are talking about when you see these words..
Roles of Your Realtor
Here is a list of nearly 200 typical actions your Realtor should perform for you!
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