it time for you to buy?
real estate season the best time to buy? -- There's a distinct home buying
season. Whether you're a buyer or a seller, knowing what the season is can help
you plot your strategy.
should not be looking to buy? -- Sure, everyone says to buy a house as soon
as you can. But you might want to stop and think whether that advice really applies
to you before handing over that down payment.
breaks for homeowners -- There are lots of tax reasons to own a home. Here's
how to make the most of them and avoid the pitfalls.
timeline for buying a home -- You've got plenty to do. We'll help you keep
track of what and when you need to do it.
your ducks in a row
much house can you afford? -- Let us help you do the math by figuring your
housing expenses against your income.
pre-approved, not pre-qualified -- It makes things easier for both you and
Sale by Owner or use an agent? -- Can you avoid using a real estate agent?
Yes, but it might not be a good idea.
news about good-faith estimates -- Your lender is
required by the federal Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act to provide you with
a good faith estimate of the fees due at closing within three days of applying
for a loan.
When the going gets rough
and worst real estate markets in America -- A strong 2004 real estate season
will help keep prices moving upward.
things never to do when thinking about a new home -- Starting to think about
buying a house? Here are seven things you should never do -- and some may surprise
down top roadblock to homebuying -- The lack of
a sufficient down payment is most often the most difficult obstacle to overcome
in the effort to buy a home.