Found 9 results for 'Home Buying'.
What You Need to Know About the 20% Down Payment Myth

How Low Can You Go? Once upon a time, saving for a 20% down payment was an expected part of buying a home. However, the introduction of the FHA mortgage in the 1930s did away with this hefty savings ...

8 Questions Every Homebuyer Should Ask Their Real Estate Agent

How Long Have You Been a Real Estate Agent? Knowing how long your real estate agent has been working is important. While being new to the industry doesn’t mean they’re not skilled, it can mean that...

The 5 Major Factors That Cause Home Prices to Fluctuate

Economic change  One of the biggest influences in real estate fluctuation is the health of the economy. This is typically measured by indicators like employment data, manufacturing activity,...

What the pandemic means for the spring homebuying season

In this time of crisis, people are returning to the roots of their humanity and looking to the nostalgic pastimes of generations ago like baking sourdough bread and gardening. The home has once again ...

3 Tips to Avoid Buyer’s Remorse and Shop Smarter

Everyone experiences buyer’s remorse at some point or another and to varying degrees. Whether it’s as small as splurging on a latte or pulling the trigger on a home purchase. Will the new spending psy...

Tips for Buying a Home in a Seller’s Market

Believe it or not, this is what buying in a seller’s market can be like. These so-called “hot markets” are where housing inventory is low and prices are relatively high. And while these conditions are...

Your Home Appraisal Checklist

What is a Home Appraisal?A home appraisal is a fair and impartial estimate of how much a home is worth. It is used to determine a fair market value for the home, so mortgage lenders, like us, are assu...

First-Time Homebuying Fears and How to Conquer Them

Fear: I’m not going to have any extra cash after the down payment. Reality: A lot of first-timers think they need to put down their whole life savings, and it’s just not the case. There are down paym...

Smart Ways to Save For a Down Payment

Purchasing a home is totally doable, it just requires some financial planning and preparation. In a recent survey from Cultural Outreach, most NextGen (both millennial and Gen Z demographics) first-ti...