Category: Home Buying

How Rising Rates Impact You

With the interest rates inching up this year, you may be questioning the timing of your home search. Even though you may be tempted to put your plans on hold in hopes that rates will fall, waiting will only cost you more. Mortgage rates are forecast to continue rising in the year ahead. If you’re

What You Can Do While You Wait For Your Home to Finish Closing

Homebuying involves a lot of “hurry up and wait” intervals, especially during the closing process. On average, it takes 49 days to close on a home. So, if you’re a first-time buyer, you’re probably curious what you can do during this lull while the transaction gets buttoned up.   We recommend waiting until most of your

5 Home Maintenance Skills Every Homeowner Should Master

Like it or not, owning a home requires constant upkeep. While there will be many times when you’ll want to give a plumber, contractor, or other specialists a call, it pays to master a few home maintenance skills yourself to save time and money. Here are a few basic tasks every homeowner should master. 1.

Benefits of a Co-Signer on Your Mortgage

Our partners at Advance Financial Group shared the benefits of co-signers on a mortgage. If you’re looking to purchase a home or refinance on your current home, you might have concerns about qualifying due to employment, income, debt, credit, or other factors. Depending on your situation, having a co-signer on your mortgage could help you

Advice for First-Generation Homebuyers

The sense of pride you’ll feel when you purchase a home can’t be overstated. For first-generation homebuyers, that feeling of accomplishment is even greater. That’s because the pride of homeownership for first-generation buyers extends far beyond the homebuyer. In other words, your dream of homeownership has far-reaching impacts. If you’re about to be the first

How buyers can win in 2022’s spring housing market

What do buyers have in store for them this spring? Inventory challenges, multiple offers, and increased listing prices will prove home shopping this spring to be difficult, but certainly do-able when you arm yourself with knowledge and an experienced Realtor by your side. Here are our best tips for buyers in the 2022 spring housing