Are you thinking of buying a second home on a golf course? You might want to think again after reading this Wall Street Journal article. <h5>Quoting from the WSJ - Beware Golf Course Homes</h5> "When Mitch Steller first moved into his house on a lush 117-acre golf … [Read more...] about Homeowners on Golf Courses Find Themselves in a Hole
My clients often ask me about the difference between a home inspection and an appraisal. It is often confusing to everyone. The Home Inspection Home inspections are examinations of a property to determine the condition of the structural and mechanical systems. This is done by a … [Read more...] about A Home Inspection and a Home Appraisal – You Better Know the Difference!
When you're ready to buy a home, think carefully about what’s most important to you, both in terms of location and in terms of the house itself. House Hunting can be fun but also overwhelming. When you first jump in your car to spend the afternoon going to open houses, you are … [Read more...] about Buying a home? Here’s What to Look For When You’re House Hunting.
There are many benefits to homeownership but the rental trap can keep you from buying. One of the top benefits is being able to protect yourself from rising rents by locking in your housing cost for the life of your mortgage. Don’t Become Trapped Jonathan Smoke, Chief Economist … [Read more...] about Careful…Don’t Get Caught in the Rental Trap!
A report released by Down Payment Resource shows that 65% of first-time home buyers purchased their homes with a down payment of 6% or less. The trend continued through all buyers with a mortgage, as 62% made a down payment of less than 20%, which is consistent with findings … [Read more...] about Millennials Flock to Low Down Payment Loan Programs
Rent or buy. What is best for you? Some Highlights: Historically, the choice between renting or buying a home has been a close decision. Looking at the percentage of income needed to rent a median-priced home today (30%), vs. the percentage needed to buy a … [Read more...] about Do You Know the Real Cost of Renting vs. Buying?