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
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
As a first-time homebuyer, the list of additional fees and transactional expenses at the closing table can be surprising. Homeowners insurance is perhaps the most important (and expensive) additional payment you’ll encounter at closing. NerdWallet reports that home insurance costs an average of $1,631 per year. This may seem like a hefty sum, but… Continue reading What Does Standard Homeowners Insurance Cover?
Holiday bonuses tucked away, skipped nights out, vacations put on hold, preparing to buy your first house involves sacrifice and commitment. It’s not a decision to be entered into lightly. And while buying your first home is an exciting proposition, it can also be intimidating, time-consuming, and overwhelming. Finding the right home starts by… Continue reading First-Time Homebuyers Checklist: 3 Steps to Determine Wants vs. Needs