It’s important to carefully choose the members of the team who will guide you through your home purchase or sale, from your real estate agent to your lender to your title company. Most likely, the first team member you’ll choose is your real estate agent.
Moving takes time, which is why most experts will recommend you start planning and preparing for your move at least eight weeks out. Last week, we looked at the tasks you should do the first day you’re in your new home. This week, let’s look
Moving is exciting and stressful and exhausting … all at the same time. By the time you get to closing day, you just want those keys so you can move in! But once you have the keys, there are some tasks you should take care
There’s no doubt about it: Moving is expensive business! If you’re trying to save money by doing it yourself, here are four tips that can help keep you sane on moving day. Get Help. Enlist a group of trusted friends or family members to help
When you’re planning a move, there’s enough to worry about. Why add the stress of hiring the wrong movers to your list? If you’re planning to hire someone to move you from one home to another, check out these four tips to help you make
There’s something scary happening in real estate right now: Email and wire fraud. From hackers looking for your account numbers to scammers who want you to transfer your down payment to them, there are always people looking to take advantage of others during the home-buying
Paying your property taxes is part of being a homeowner. Municipalities and governments collect these taxes to fund the services they provide to residents in their communities. These services include schools, police and fire services, libraries, or utilities. Because local governments need property tax funds
If you’re buying a home in a subdivision, planned community, or condominium, there’s a pretty good chance you’ll have to join a homeowners association. Lauded by some and vilified by others, homeowners associations – also called HOAs – make and enforce rules for the community.
A short sale occurs when you sell your home for less than the amount you owe on the mortgage. It’s a long and complicated process – and one to which the lender must agree. You have to be more than underwater on your loan –
During a home purchase, the boundaries and features of the property you’re buying will need to be reviewed. You’ll need to have a house location drawing or a boundary survey done. A house location drawing is done by a licensed surveyor. The drawing will show