Quitclaims and Assumptions: How They Affect Your Mortgage
Mortgage information can be confusing; there is so much information involved in a mortgage. This article will make clear how the quitclaim and assumption affect a mortgage.
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
When buying a house, there are some important things you should look for that might not be immediately visible, including issues related to temperature differentials, water stains, poor sound insulation, and more.
3 Reasons the Chase Closing Guarantee May Not Be 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
Here are 7 reasons why home buyers should invest in a building and pest inspection with 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.
11 Financial Considerations of 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!
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.
Cheapest Places in Northamptonshire to Buy a Three-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 Three-Bedroom House in 2022
Grimsby, on Lincolnshire's coastline, has some of the U.K.'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?
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 Three-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.
Cheapest Places in Derbyshire to Buy a 3-Bedroom House in 2022
The towns and villages of Derbyshire are amongst the UK's cheapest property locations, yet even here, there are huge variations from town to town.
Cheapest Places to Buy a 3-Bedroom House in Oxfordshire in 2022
Oxfordshire sleepy lanes and chocolate box villages are famous for their beauty, but are there any property bargains to be had?
Cheapest Places in Hampshire to Buy a 3-Bedroom House in 2022
Hampshire isn't the cheapest county in England, but some locations are definitely cheaper than others. Even within the New Forest area, there are huge variations.
First-Time Home Buyer Process: Budgeting to the Closing Table
As much as you can try to prepare for what to expect when purchasing your first home, the best way to learn is by actually going through it. I'll cover what to expect based on my experience.
Cheapest Places in Devon to Buy a 3-Bedroom House in 2022
House prices in Devon range from very expensive to comparatively cheap. But which towns are the most affordable? Check out your favourite Devon locations here.
Cheapest Places in Cornwall to Buy a House or Cottage in 2022
Cornwall is a treasure trove of hidden coves, sandy beaches, defunct tin mines, winding country lanes and quaint old villages nestled in rolling hillsides. If you're considering purchasing property in this idyllic English county, read on to learn how prices compare by town and village.
Cheapest Places in Essex to Buy a 3-Bedroom House in 2022
Essex is a county of contrasts, part city, part rural idyll, part seaside, part dockland. House prices reflect this diversity, with massive differences from town to town. Curious to see what's cheap?