29 December 2016
If you have nearly given up on your dreams of becoming a home owner, you may be happy to hear about a government sponsored home loan program that could be perfect for you. Problems saving up a large down payment and having less than perfect credit keep many from owning a home, but this program from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is custom-made for consumers like you. If you want to finally be able to spend your hard earned money on a house instead of a rental, read on to learn more about the two type of USDA loans.
21 December 2016
If your New Year's resolution is to buy a house next year, there are things you should start doing now to prepare. Here are two things that need to be at the top of your action list if you want to get the home of your dreams in 2017. Season Your Down Payment Depending on the lender, you may be required to put up a down payment of as much as 20 percent of the home's price.
9 December 2016
Mid-century modern style homes are a unique piece of Americana. Filled with distinct architectural styles and a minimalist look, they offer a homeowner a great way to buy a home with true character. But, if you're planning to buy one, it's important to know their special challenges. Here are the top 4 things to learn about your future mid-century house. Learn the Architecture. Knowing what to look for in this style of home is key to finding the right one for you.
28 October 2016
If you'd rather build your home or another structure from the ground up instead of purchasing an existing building, then you might be looking at some empty wooded lots on the market. Buying an empty wooded lot can be a great way to come by land inexpensively, especially if you want your home or other structure to be in a quaint, country environment surrounded by trees. But there are some intricacies to buying and building on this type of land.
19 October 2016
If you are ready to purchase a house and really need to do so quickly, there are ways that you can speed up the home-buying process. On average, it takes 30 to 45 days to complete the entire process, but this time frame is after you have obtained financing and selected the house you want to buy. If you have not done these things, it will take longer. Here are some tips to help you accomplish buying a house as fast as possible.
29 September 2016
Buying an apartment complex can be a great investment where you can make a potential income off of many tenants. When buying a series of apartments and looking at commercial real estate for sale, you want to look for a few key things. Here are things you should look for when looking for apartment complexes to buy. Current tenants There is a huge difference between buying apartments that already have tenants living in them and buying a complex that has yet to be filled.
23 September 2016
Selling a condo unit that is part of a shared community involves different tactics than a stand-alone home. There are still things you can do to up the interest in your home and get people in the door. While your condo unit might not have exterior stand-alone space, there are still things that you can do to you enhance your surrounding areas for potential buyers. Here are four ways to increase your condo's curb appeal.
12 July 2016
When searching for your first home, there are so many things to take into consideration that it can be a bit overwhelming. Being able to have a checklist to help you keep track of all of the pertinent information that you need to know when searching for a home can make the process easier. The guide below walks you through a few things you may want to include on your checklist when you start your home search.
11 July 2016
When looking for the perfect abode for you and your dog to call home, consider the various features that the residential unit can offer. If you're interested in moving into a rental apartment, you'll need to spend some extra time and effort inspecting various rental apartments in order to find one that has these 3 features. Hardwood Floors Accidents will happen when you own dogs. Perhaps, your dog is not fully potty trained or perhaps you had a long day at work and didn't come home on time to take your dog out.
27 June 2016
Have you decided to pursue a career in real estate? Perhaps it is an extra skill you want to acquire and use to earn a supplemental income; however, many people find the real estate industry very rewarding, and choose to transition into full-time employment. The most important thing you can do is choose a learning environment that fits your learning style. Although there are online classes, some people learn better in traditional classroom settings.