What Conditions Should Be Included in Your Purchase Contract?

A purchase contract is an agreement that outlines the terms of a real estate transaction. It’s intended to make sure that the buyer and seller are on the same page and to protect the rights of everyone involved in the deal. Information on the Property in Question and...

Traditional vs. Open Floor Plans: Which One Is Right for You?

For years, open concepts have been touted as more conducive to modern living, yet traditional floor plans certainly have their own benefits, particularly for those who are spending lots of time at home. If you’re trying to determine which is right for you, read on to...

Should You Buy a House That Is For Sale by Owner?

Some homeowners decide to sell a house themselves, rather than getting help from a real estate agent. Buying a house that is listed as “for sale by owner” (FSBO) may have pros and cons. What Is a “For Sale by Owner” Listing? If a house is listed as “for sale by...

What You Need to Know About Moving With a Portable Container

As portable moving containers grow in popularity, it may seem like a great option for your needs. You get to bypass the tight schedule associated with moving trucks and are instead able to pack in small bursts at your own convenience. Here’s what you need to know if...

Before Renting, Do a Background Check on Your Future Landlord

When you apply for a rental as a tenant, it is almost always necessary for a landlord to run a background check. However, just because you are the one being checked out doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do some research of your own. Before you commit to a lease, and a...

How to Choose a House Where You Can Work From Home

People across the United States have begun working from home more frequently. For many, this will be a long-term or permanent change. If your current living and working situation is less than ideal and you’re thinking about buying a new house, here are some things to...

Buying Your First House: Tips For Buyers

By Bill Gassett When taking on any new project, the more you know and understand, the better things are likely to go. The same is true when buying a home for the first time. With our first-time buyer tips, you should be able to avoid many of the problems that can...

You Should Be Asking Your Real Estate Agent These Questions

If you’re one of the many consumers who are taking advantage of low interest rates and flexible work situations to shop for a new home—or a homeowner who is capitalizing on buyer demand and putting your home on the market—be mindful that the real estate process has...

Can You Get Approved for a Mortgage if You Have Student Loan Debt?

A large percentage of recent college graduates have student loan debt, often totaling tens of thousands of dollars. While having significant balances might make it harder to become a homeowner, you may still be able to qualify for a mortgage. Factors That are...

Do You Have High Enough Liability Coverage?

Homeowners insurance includes several components. One is liability coverage, which can cover accidental injuries or property damage. Insurance companies offer a wide range of liability coverage limits. You may need more coverage than you currently have to fully...

Improve Your Credit Score Before You Start House Hunting

If you want to buy a house and you’ll need to take out a mortgage, getting your credit score as high as possible should be a top priority before you begin searching for a home. Your credit score will be used to set your interest rate, so be sure to stay on top of it....