What do home inspections and appraisals involve? And what's the difference? All the nuts and bolts.
Are mortgage rates set in stone? How about closing costs and other fees? Find out what you can negotiate, what you can’t, and the best way to do it. Let's make a deal!
So you want to buy a house one day? Unless you're paying cash, you're going to need to build up a good credit score. A great way to do that is to open a credit card and use it responsibly.
Buying a home is exciting, but the process can be daunting. A real estate agent can help you narrow down your neighborhood choices and negotiate contracts, and they can make the process of looking a little easier, by arranging showings for you. And a buyer’s agent won’t cost you any extra, because the seller pays the commission.
An adjustable-rate mortgage comes with some risks, but those risks can pay off in big rewards. How do you know if an ARM is right for you? It’s time to do some soul searching to see if an ARM is still going to make sense five years from now.
So, you’re ready to stop paying rent and buy a home. Congratulations. Now, take these five steps to make the process easier.