How Real Estate Agents Make Their Money

How Real Estate Agents Make Their Money
Posted Wednesday January 25, 2023 in Real Estate

At some point in their lives, most people will have enlisted the help of a real estate agent to buy or sell their home. While hiring a real estate agent isn’t required, many people turn to an agent for help navigating the process of buying or selling their home. Due to the many steps to…
Home Inspection Timeline

Home Inspection Timeline
Posted Tuesday December 27, 2022 in Real Estate

A home inspection is a process where a licensed home inspector inspects the property, structural components, and major systems, including the heating and cooling, plumbing, electrical, and gas. After the inspection, the inspector puts together a detailed report of their findings and provides this report to the customer. While home inspections can be requested by…
The Self-Employed Home Buyer

The Self-Employed Home Buyer
Posted Tuesday December 13, 2022 in Mortgage, Real Estate

When you’re self-employed and you want to buy a home, you fill out the same mortgage application as everyone else. Mortgage lenders also consider the same things when you’re a self-employed borrower: your credit score, how much debt you have, your assets and your income. It is true that self-employed homebuyers do have to jump…
Homeownership Benefits

Homeownership Benefits
Posted Friday October 14, 2022 in Real Estate

There are many perks associated with buying a house that go beyond the house itself. For example, financial stability, financial strength, tax deductions, a permanent home, and a sense of community are all perks that come along with owning a home. The rewards of homeownership may seem daunting, but they are well worth it. Long-Term…
Using Your Home Equity To Help You Retire

Using Your Home Equity To Help You Retire
Posted Friday September 30, 2022 in Mortgage, Real Estate

Over the last year the average homeowner in the United States gained roughly $64,000 in equity due to home price appreciation. Now, whether you’ve just retired or you’re thinking about retirement, you may be considering your options for this whole new stage of your life. Here are a few ways that you can go about…
Why You Should Always Buy A Home With An Agent

Why You Should Always Buy A Home With An Agent
Posted Friday September 2, 2022 in Real Estate

When it comes time to buy a home, working with a real estate agent can make a huge difference. It is easy to browse the internet for your next home, but working with an agent can make a huge difference when it comes time to actually purchase a home. Buyer's agents will assist you in…
Is It The Right Time To Buy Your First House?

Is It The Right Time To Buy Your First House?
Posted Friday August 19, 2022 in Real Estate

No one wants to buy at the top of the market, but it’s not clear whether the market has peaked—or if record-high home prices and fast-rising mortgage interest rates will continue ratcheting up even higher. Is this the right time to buy a house or should you put the search on hold? Should You Pause…
Your Home’s Equity: How To Use It

Your Home’s Equity: How To Use It
Posted Friday August 5, 2022 in Mortgage, Real Estate

Over the last five years, a surge in home prices has created substantial wealth for the middle class. According to the latest Homeowner Equity Insights from CoreLogic, the average homeowner’s equity has grown by $64,000 just over the last 12 months alone. Since there’s an ongoing imbalance between the number of homes available for sale…
Is It Worth Painting Your House Before Selling It?

Is It Worth Painting Your House Before Selling It?
Posted Wednesday July 27, 2022 in Home Improvement, Real Estate

Refreshing the main interior walls with a coat of paint can make your home look fresh, new, and more attractive for showings and open houses. The right neutral color on the walls can also give the home a cohesive look and the appearance of more square footage. It May Be Needed If your walls haven’t…
Find Out About Your Neighborhood Before Moving There

Find Out About Your Neighborhood Before Moving There
Posted Tuesday July 12, 2022 in Real Estate

Before committing to living in a neighborhood that you’re unfamiliar with, it is a good idea to research it thoroughly. Keeping that in mind, here are six ways you can research a neighborhood before you move in. Walkability To find out how walkable and convenient a neighborhood is, use a tool like Walk Score. If…
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