When buyers outnumber sellers, it's important to be flexible and ready to move quickly when the right home comes along. Navigating the home-buying process can be difficult in the best of times, but it can be especially stressful when you’ve planned and saved, only to see your favorite homes snatched up before you can even … [Read more...] about The Buyers Guide to Success in a Sellers Market
So far in 2020, there are good opportunity for buyers, but in many ways the challenges they’ve faced for years are going to persist—challenges like difficulty finding the home that’s right for them, and competing with other buyers, especially in affordable price points. In other words: The more things change, the more they stay … [Read more...] about What Buyer’s and Seller’s need to know so far, in 2020
Welcome to the brand-new decade! There's a good chance you're reflecting on your choices over the past 10 years. Maybe you're patting yourself on the back for taking that job across the country. Perhaps you wish you could undo that three-year relationship that ended up costing you too much strain in your life. Or maybe, you're … [Read more...] about Hindsight Is 2020! 10 Design Trends to Ditch – and How to Decorate Instead
If you're planning to buy a home during the Holiday's you might just get a special deal! It's always a good time to look and take advantage of people looking to sell during a time when you might think is an unpopular time to buy. No matter when the right time is though, make sure to lookout for hidden costs. Let me explain a … [Read more...] about Buying a home in 2020? Watch out for these hidden costs.
Here's a great idea for your Summer! Thanking ahead about remodeling your bathroom? Congratulations! That's fantastic! BE careful though! Because whether you're simply upgrading your sink or ripping out every last tile, it takes alot of research to get a successful bathroom renovation right. If you're selling now or in the … [Read more...] about Ask These 9 Questions Before You Remodel a Bathroom
Not sure how much your home is worth? Use these techniques to get top-dollar offers. Are you wondering how to price your home before it goes on the market? While improving the appearance of your home — sprucing up the curb appeal, decluttering, or updating lighting fixtures — are all important factors to consider with regard … [Read more...] about How to Price Your Home to Get the Highest Offer
In today’s housing market, the minimum FICOs are lenient. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac: 620 minimum FICO score FHA loan: 500 minimum FICO score VA loan: No minimum FICO score USDA Rural Housing: In most cases, the minimum is 640 There’s more to know than just the minimums, of course (which is why underwriting guidelines … [Read more...] about Most home buyers are surprised at what they can qualify for.
Whether you’re moving across town or across the country, here's how to make your new community feel like home. Moving to a new neighborhood is tough, and it gets harder when the move includes relocating to a new city or neighborhood. Finding your sense of place within a new-to-you community is not always straightforward. … [Read more...] about Simple Tips for Becoming a Part of the Neighborhood