Down payments are common for first-time homebuyers. It seems that the initial financial stab at home ownership is among the greatest roadblocks of owning a home, especially in high-cost urban housing markets. Gift funds are often the answer. Family members willing to pitch in … [Read more...] about What’s the deal with gift funds as a down payment?
If you're thinking about doing a kitchen remodel... spend time thinking it through carefully. If you plan to move in the next five years or so, be sure to keep in mind how your upgrades will appeal to buyers. Remodeling your kitchen has the potential to add the greatest value … [Read more...] about Kitchen Remodels that Add Value
When you own your own home, no matter how unskilled you are with tools, there are some basics you need to know. As a first time home buyer, be prepared. Following are just the basics - honest. If you love DIY, then homeownership will be a playground for you, but if you don't, you … [Read more...] about DIY For the First Time Home Buyer
There are few people you can learn better from than the ones who have been there/done that. In her Forbes article outlining her experience as a first time homebuyer, Julia Delitt names a few things she did not expect from it. Dellitt and her family were living in an apartment, … [Read more...] about A First Time Homebuyer’s Personal Story
Ready for some real estate trivia? Ready to challenge your friends? Let everyone know how you did in the comments. Try this Real Estate trivia game at a party. Challenge your friends. It isn't so easy, is it? You can show them how smart you are. Or, better yet, share … [Read more...] about Real Estate Trivia