The Closing Process: A Step-by-Step Guide

After months, and sometimes years, of searching for the perfect home, reaching the closing table can feel like a relief. And while getting here does put you one step closer to owning your dream home, there is still a considerable amount of work to be done before the deal is sealed.    Like all things… Continue reading The Closing Process: A Step-by-Step Guide

What to Expect During a Home Inspection

Remember that line in Clueless? “She’s a full-on Monet […] It’s like a painting, see. From far away it’s okay, but up close it’s a big ol’ mess.”   Houses can be like that too, and a home inspection is your last chance as the buyer to find out what you’re really signing up for… Continue reading What to Expect During a Home Inspection

Should You Buy or Sell First? Consider These 3 Factors

As a current homeowner, you’re already familiar with the home buying process: determine your wants and needs, find a REALTOR®, secure financing, and begin your house hunt. You’d think your second time around would be easier, but buying a new home when you already own a home is a uniquely challenging situation.    It’s generally… Continue reading Should You Buy or Sell First? Consider These 3 Factors

Self-Employed? Here’s How to Get a Mortgage

For most American’s, getting a mortgage is an essential step in the home buying process. Potential homebuyers must provide their credit score, reveal their outstanding debt, and verify their income in order to qualify. For the approximately 16 million self-employed Americans, this last step gets a bit complicated.    Lenders are primarily concerned with two… Continue reading Self-Employed? Here’s How to Get a Mortgage