Should Home Buyers Work Directly With Listing Agents?
When a buyer works directly with the listing agent representing the seller, the question must be answered, “Who is representing me?”
Three Reasons Why It's Hard to Find a Perfect Home
It's tough to find the perfect home because of price, location, and issues with the house. There's always something you won't like about the home; rarely is it ever perfect.
8 Often-Overlooked Issues to Check for Before Buying a House
I've been buying and selling houses for a number of years. Recently, my family has been renting while waiting for a house remodel. We've learned a lot about things you should look for when buying a house that might not be immediately visible.
Is the Chase Closing Guarantee Legit?
Chase home lending promises on-time closing in as soon as three weeks or they will give you $2,500. This article explains why the closing guarantee is a scam and why customers should think twice before getting a mortgage through Chase.
Our Refinancing Experience With a Discount Mortgage Broker
I recently refinanced my mortgage using a discount mortgage broker. Here is how they compared to my local credit union.
Building and Pest Inspection: 7 Expert Reasons to Get One When You Buy a Home
Home buyers often wonder if getting a building and pest inspection is worth the money. Here are 7 reasons why all buyers should make the investment in their home purchase, plus how to hire an inspector, what happens at the inspection, and when a seller should get an inspection done.
A Real Estate Investor's Lessons From the Lockdown
There is an old English saying that goes: it's an ill wind that blows nobody any good. If we look for the good, even in a bad situation we can usually find some. We can look for some lessons we learned in our recent foray into house arrest and isolation ...
Everything You Need to Know About Title Insurance Before You Buy a House
Title is the proof that a person or company has the right to own and use a property. Title insurance protects your ownership rights.
Purchasing New Construction or "Off-Plan" in France
Buying new construction or property that has not yet been built from a developer is called off-plan purchasing in France. Purchasing off-plan is a fairly common, safe and even profitable means of property acquisition in France.
Costs of Buying a Home With an FHA Mortgage
Have you just been pre-approved for an FHA mortgage? Wondering how much extra besides the down payment you've scrimped to save for that buying a home will cost you? Here are the costs you should expect to pay with an FHA mortgage.
5 Reasons Why Millennials Should Buy Instead of Rent
Buying a property can be time-consuming and cumbersome, but depending on your life plans and where you live, it may actually be your smartest option. Here are the key reasons why buying remains a smart option for today's young people.
Cooperative Housing: Providing Community and Affordability Where You Live
In this article, I will talk about the benefits of cooperative housing and how it can provide you with a great sense of community while also being affordable.
How to Buy a House Without Going Bankrupt: 3 Rules of Thumb
Buying a house is one of the most important decisions in your life, but if you do not financially plan ahead this investment can become your worst nightmare. Apply these tips and avoid potential bankruptcy.
What to Do If You Have Bought a New House and Hate It
What are your choices if you hate your new house? Learning not to hate it might be the easiest choice.
Doing Your Due Diligence When Purchasing Rural Property
In this article, you will find out what you need to do before buying rural land. These tips are essential if you want to own a piece of land.
How to Buy Land in the Philippines
Buying land in a foreign country like the Philippines can be an intimidating process. In this article, I'll outline the process my wife and I went through buying land in the province of Cebu. It took some patience and a lot of visits to government offices, but we are now proud land owners!
Is Living in a Tiny House on Wheels Right for You?
Are you thinking about building or buying a tiny house RV? Here are some pros and cons to living tiny that will help you decide if a tiny house on wheels is right for you.
The Best Way to Avoid Conflicts with Condominium Boards
Advice that will help condominium owners to avoid upsetting and expensive problems that can result from dealing with unreasonable and sometimes malicious boards of directors.
How to Save for a House on a Low Income: 4 Strategies
Try these four strategies to help you save up for a down payment on a house, even if you have had financial setbacks or are working a minimum wage job.
Save for a House in 5 Years: Planning for a Down Payment
Save up for a house down payment with a five year plan. Decide how much to save per month and where to put the money. This approach can be used to save up for a down payment while renting.
How to Make an Affordable Home out of an RV
In this article, find directions for integrating the benefits of owning a home and living in a recreational vehicle using methods that range from making an RV more livable to setting it up as part of an RV port configuration.
“Fixer Upper” Junkies Are Adding This Small Texas Town to Their Search List
Find out why "fixer upper" addicts are flocking to Sherman, Texas. Read on to learn more.
Cheapest Places in Northamptonshire to Buy a 3-Bedroom House in 2022
Northamptonshire has busy, well-established towns, lush, green countryside, excellent, easy rail links into the Capital, yet property prices are amazingly reasonable. Want to find a bargain?
Cheapest Places in Lincolnshire to Buy a 3-Bedroom House in 2022
Grimsby, on Lincolnshire's coastline, has some of the UK's cheapest houses. Other towns in the county are considerably more expensive. Learn more about Lincolnshire's property market ...
What You Need to Know Before Buying a Florida Condo
Important information for people who are thinking of buying a condominium in Florida. All is not as it seems, so make sure you know the facts before buying.
Use Caution Before Buying a Condominium Conversion
Be a wary and informed buyer. Some things to consider before buying a condominium conversion. What may seem like a bargain may be your worst nightmare.
Cheapest Places in Suffolk to Buy a 3-Bedroom House in 2022
A county of quaint coastal villages and dignified, historic towns, Suffolk is popular with holiday-makers and commuters into London. Property prices vary enormously county-wide.
Numbers to Know About the Market for Homes in Silverlake CA
Silverlake has long been the hot spot where L.A. hipsters. If the cool vibe isn't enough to make you want to live here, then check out these numbers that should encourage you to invest in a new home.
Cheapest Places in Cambridgeshire to Buy a 3 Bedroom House in 2022
Cambridgeshire has earned the nickname Silicon Fen because of the many high-tech companies that have sprung up in this area. Cambridge is expensive property-wise, but nearby towns are cheaper...
Cheapest Places in Norfolk to Buy a 3-Bedroom House in 2022
Norfolk is a county of wide open vistas, intriguing waterways, a stunning coastline, and amazing wildlife habitats. But is property cheap here?
The Home Buying Process: Finding the Right Real Estate Agent
Knowing what to expect when you're buying a home can put your mind at ease. This article will help you breathe easy, have fun, and find the perfect real estate agent to help guide you on your journey.
Cheapest Places in South Yorkshire to Buy a 3-Bedroom House in 2022
Surely one of the UK's cheapest counties, South Yorkshire is a property buyer's dream location. Beautiful countryside, cosmopolitan towns and affordable property....
Cheapest Places in Berkshire to Buy a 3-Bedroom House in 2022
Not every home in Berkshire is an actual, real castle. With Windsor and Eton within its boundaries, Berkshire can be perceived as very up-market, but some locations are definitely cheaper than others.