Everywhere you hear “You need to get pre-qualified for a mortgage before you buy a house.” Then you talk to someone else and they say “No! You need to get pre-approved for a mortgage.”
Which is it? Well, it’s both really but for very different purposes. Continue reading
The real estate industry has a popular saying: “All’s fair in love, war and real estate.” For buyers, getting into a bidding war can be brutal…except for one lucky winner. In today’s heated market, homes in sought-after neighborhoods can command multiple offers and the sold price often well exceeds the asking price.
So how do you come out on top? Here’s our favorite expert advice from the pros including TV’s most favorite real estate agent, Modern Family’s Phil Dunphy. Oh and don’t forget to download the “Ultimate Resource Guide to Winning a Bidding War.” Continue reading
Only Housefax Reports Contain 16M Fire Incidents Occurring Before 1999
A house fire, no matter how small or localized, has the ability to impact the whole house, with cascading effects that can linger for a long time. Potential homebuyers need to know if the house they are considering purchasing has had any damage related to a fire including electrical, smoke, water and even mold —not all of which is visible. (Check out the infograph below for more alarming house fire stats.) Continue reading
Attending an Open House, or several, this weekend? House hunting can quickly turn from fun to daunting by house number three. But it doesn’t have to be. Here’s our list of essential items to bring with you to your next Open House. You’ll get the most out of your visit with a little prep and a few common household items.
If it’s your first time buying a house, there is a good chance you’re overwhelmed with everything that goes into purchasing real estate.
There are common steps to buying a house and you should familiarize yourself with them prior to jumping into a home search.
In addition, here are five things first time home buyers MUST consider BEFORE buying.