Buying

Buying What to Know About Today’s Busy Market You’re probably well aware that the real estate market is more competitive than ever (due to low inventory, among other things). Still, it’s not a bad time to buy a house. Mortgage rates are low, home values are on the rise and, in many cases, buying is still more affordable than renting. Are you considering […]
Buying 4 Common Questions About Closing Costs If you’re getting ready to buy a home, you’re probably focused on saving as much as you can for the down payment. But don’t forget: You’ll need to cover closing costs, too. To create a realistic homebuying plan, make sure you factor in this additional upfront expense so that you can set yourself up for […]
Buying 5 Tips for Building a Home Wish List Whether you’re thinking of buying a home soon or months down the road, you’ll need a carefully considered wish list when the time comes to start your search. Identifying your needs and wants will help you narrow your options and make your homebuying journey — which we all know can be stressful —  as smooth […]
Buying How to Make Your Best Offer on a Home Making the right offer is crucial when you have your eye on a home. Offer too little, and you may get passed over for the next buyer. Offer too much, and you may need to reevaluate your budget for furnishings or upgrades. This can be one of the most challenging parts of buying a new […]
Buying Tips for Choosing the Right Neighborhood Finding a home that suits you is only part of the journey. Another big part? Choosing the right neighborhood. The number of bedrooms and square footage are certainly important when buying a home — but the community might be even more vital.  After all, it’s where you’ll likely exercise and socialize, where your kids will […]
Buying An Easy Guide to Virtual Home Tours Virtual home tours have quickly become the new norm. Sellers and agents now rely on digital tools, and many are skipping the traditional open house and opting for tours via video platforms. But for buyers, there’s more uncertainty. Can you really judge a home from a screen?   Surprisingly, you can — as long as you […]
Buying What to Know About Home Inspections Whether you’re buying or selling a house, getting a home inspection can be nerve-wracking. If you’re selling, you’ll want to make sure there aren’t any hidden issues in the home. And if you’re buying, you’ll want everything to be in great shape so you can move in quickly. But how much do you really know […]
Buying 5 Ways to Prepare to Buy or Sell Later Summer is usually the perfect time to buy or sell a home. And for some people, it still is. After all, there are few things more welcoming than warm weather and fresh flowers blooming in the front yard. But maybe you’re waiting to enter the market. That’s okay too. There are plenty of ways you […]
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Buying How Tech Helps You Buy or Sell a Home With much of the country mostly staying home, it’s not your typical spring homebuying season.  You might think social distancing has made it difficult to meet with lenders, view properties and sign paperwork, but fortunately that’s not the case.  In fact, prospective buyers and sellers continue to move forward with their housing needs and doing […]
Buying Do you want more space when you retire? When you think of the home you’ll retire in, a new house may come to mind. Or maybe you’re contemplating moving to your favorite vacation spot or somewhere closer to friends and family.  With so many choices, how will you know what’s best for your lifestyle?  Here are three questions to consider before making a […]
Buying When should you stop renting? When is it time to stop renting a home and seriously consider buying your own place? That’s a personal question and a very personal decision — it really depends on your lifestyle, your finances, your employment plans, and many other factors that could make buying a house a really good idea, or an absolutely terrible […]
Buying Are you ready for a new home? Selling your family home is hardly ever about building your financial portfolio. For most of us, it’s usually a matter of necessity.  A growing young family or a changing lifestyle usually demands extra space. Maybe your kids are old enough now that they need separate rooms. If you have outgrown your living quarters — for […]
Buying Renting vs. buying: Where do you land? You’ve always been told that owning a home is the ultimate American dream.  Imagine renovating your master bath into a mini spa or choosing your favorite appliances for your dream kitchen. Or just getting to repaint whatever room you want. Plus, there’s the potential for financial gain when you own. But renting has its own […]
Buying What incentive is better than money? Are you wondering how to avoid getting into a fast and furious bidding war once you find your dream home? Even if you can afford to pay more, it’s not always the best move.  Money is one thing that turns sellers’ heads, but it’s far from the only incentive when you’re competing with other buyers. […]
Buying Considering a Fixer-Upper? Follow These 21 Tips Fixing up a house — either to live in or to flip — has become an increasingly popular dream, and it makes sense: Who doesn’t love watching all those shows on HGTV while you ponder how much money you could make on your own flip (or how nice it would be to live in a […]
Buying 13 Questions About Home Inspections, Answered If you’re not familiar with home inspections, then you might have a lot of questions about what gets inspected, how thorough the inspectors are, why you even need one, and what you can expect if you’re walking with an inspector through the house you’re hoping to buy. There’s a lot to know about home inspection, […]
Buying Don’t Pay More Than What It’s Worth It’s finally happened — after months of searching, you’ve found your dream home. It’s the perfect size for your growing family, the kitchen was just remodeled and there’s a huge deck for entertaining. And best of all, the seller accepted your offer!  As we near your closing date, your lender will want to verify the […]
Buying 18 Secrets No One Tells You About Buying a House Most homeowners aren’t shy about telling you how awesome it is and all about the perks of living in a house that they own … but they’re a lot less forthcoming about the ugly aspects of buying a house and the sacrifices you make. And yes, there is ugly, and there are sacrifices. Here’s what […]
Buying Buying With Friends Isn’t Like Renting You’ve been living with your best friend since freshman year of college, and it’s been a blast. So why not pool your money and go in on a house together? After all, it’s easier to buy when you have two incomes.  It’s true that co-buying a home with friends or family can make it easier […]
Buying How to Effortlessly Save for a New Hamilton County Home …EVEN WHILE YOU’RE STILL RENTING. If you’re renting your current home and have your eye on making a home purchase in the near or distant future you might be worried that it can’t be done. The good news is that there are some effortless ways to grow your home savings with a little bit of […]