First-Time Home Buyer

July 2017

In Your 50’s? It’s Not Too Late

By |July 11th, 2017|

Too many baby boomers see their rent increasing and realize that retirement isn’t that far away. Time has slipped by and their dream of owning a home is fading. With less than 15 years until age 65, many of these workers aren’t financially ready for retirement. The income they will have to live on […]

May 2017

Will I Ever Own a Home?

By |May 14th, 2017|

If you are struggling to become a homeowner, it might be time to really understand how your spending habits determine when, or if, that may happen for you. Being able to borrow money at a reasonable mortgage rate is key to giving you a monthly payment you can afford.  There is nothing worse than […]

Pre-approved or Pre-qualified?

By |May 14th, 2017|

Shopping for a home is quite a bit different than shopping for other items. It is such a long term and expensive commitment that you must first show that not only do you have enough income and/or assets to afford the home you want to buy, but you also must demonstrate the ability and […]

April 2017

Home Shopping? Check This!

By |April 14th, 2017|

You’ve been daydreaming of a new home. You’ve spent hours online perusing the latest listings. And you’ve decided you’re ready to make the big move. But have you taken the time to financially prepare for this major undertaking? We’ll help you get ready and set to shop with a list of must-do steps.

Get your […]

The Twofer

By |April 14th, 2017|

For many, the Spring tax return marks a new chance to catch up on bills or to treat yourself. If you are expecting money back why not begin the year taking action toward building your personal wealth? One of the most practical ways to begin to increase what you are worth is to buy […]

Finding a Buyer’s Agent in a Seller’s Market

By |April 14th, 2017|

In the current seller’s market, it is essential to find an agent with a strong record of successfully closing deals. As a home buyer, this is paramount for your offer to be accepted. When beginning the home search, friends and acquaintances will suggest an agent, but connecting with an agent who is seasoned is […]

February 2017

Low Rates = More Purchase Power

By |February 15th, 2017|

December 2016

Eight Things Every New Homeowner Needs to Know

By |December 11th, 2016|

There’s nothing quite like the heady excitement of moving into a new place. After the searching, the negotiating, the paperwork, the packing and the moving — you’re finally in! Now it’s time to simply relax and begin making the house into a home, right? Well … sort of.

Now is actually a perfect time to […]

To Stage or Not to Stage

By |December 11th, 2016|

If you are fortunate enough to live in an area where the real estate market is thriving, you may be under the impression that you don’t have to prepare to sell your home.  While the market is doing well, data gathered by the Real Estate Staging Association indicates that more buyers want to see […]

Finding Money

By |December 11th, 2016|

It’s the time of the year when finding hidden money can help reduce holiday stress. A semiannual review of household expenses can put significant dollars back in your pocket. Start by checking with your cable company for new offers, or check with your cell phone provider to see if your phone package is still […]