Home Buying Advice

Older Home Buyer? Be Aware of Potential Old-Home Issues

Are you an old home person?  We love older homes too!  They are often built with high-quality, custom materials and have loads of character.

This Is Why You Should Buy in the Fall

Most people automatically picture the warm summer months when they think about buying a home, but that doesn't mean that the other seasons are off limits; in fact, there are good reasons to con

Buyers Should Pay Attention to These Details at an Open House

As a home buyer, looking at photos can only take you so far; after all, those photos have been carefully chosen by the seller to try to make their house look as nice as possible.

Don't Say These Things in an Offer Letter

If you're trying to get a home seller to accept your offer, a personal letter can be one of the simplest and most powerful tools at your disposal.

How to Win a Bidding War

You've just found the home of your dreams, but unfortunately there are some other buyers who feel the same way! In a seller's market, competition among buyers for the relatively small number of available homes means that bidding wars can become the norm rather than the exception. When you find yourself locked in this financial battle, what should you do? Keep reading to get a game plan together and win this war!

Save Money by Shopping for the Best Mortgage Rate

When shopping for a particular item, everyone is always on the lookout for the best deal, especially if it's an expensive purchase. This rule holds true for things like shoes, appliances, and cars, but many home buyers fail to shop around when it comes to the most expensive item of all: a mortgage. Freddie Mac recently analyzed just how much money buyers are losing out on over the course of their loan by failing to get multiple quotes, and the number wasn't cheap! In fact, they found that getting just one extra quote saves the average borrower over $1,400!