5 Things Millennial Home Buyers Look For

5 Things Millennial Home Buyers Look For

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Millennials have entered the housing market and have ideas about what they want in their new home. Home design trends are becoming more innovative and reflective of the way we live today. These young home buyers want bright homes which are informal and inviting; places...

Why You Should Never Skip the Home Inspection

Why You Should Never Skip the Home Inspection

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Buying a home can be expensive. It might feel like once you’ve entered escrow, you have new things to pay for at every turn. While the fees are normal and customary, if you don’t buy a home often, you might wonder if they are all necessary.One expense that...

Changes in the Mortgage Market Since COVID-19

Changes in the Mortgage Market Since COVID-19

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It's been difficult to adjust to a new normal during the past few weeks. With most residents being asked to stay at home, there are many who have recently lost their jobs or been asked to work remotely. The mortgage industry has also taken a big hit that has directly...

At-Home Family Night Activities

At-Home Family Night Activities

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During the past couple of months, families have been asked to stay at home. It can be challenging to keep everyone entertained when we aren’t able to go out of the house except to work in essential jobs, enjoy fresh air, and get groceries. Luckily, there are...

The Difference Between a Pre-Qualification vs. Pre-Approval

The Difference Between a Pre-Qualification vs. Pre-Approval

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There is plenty of real estate terms used in transactions. Needless-to-say it can be confusing for both buyers and sellers trying to navigate the process. The home loan process might feel overwhelming and difficult to understand. Both buyers and sellers find terms like...

How Appraisers Determine Value

How Appraisers Determine Value

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Once a buyer and seller agree on a sales price, the contract is then sent to the lender for the loan approval process. One of the first things the lender will do is to order an independent appraisal. The appraiser will use local data to determine a value for the...

The Worst Mistakes You Can Make As a Homebuyer

The Worst Mistakes You Can Make As a Homebuyer

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Buying a home is typically the largest financial transaction most people make in their lifetime. The last thing you want to do is make a mistake, one which could cost you time and money – often a lot of money. These are some of the most common, and worst,...

What Is A Home Warranty?

What Is A Home Warranty?

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A home warranty plan is a service contract made with a third party repair company. There are many options when it comes to home warranties and your agent will guide you to make sure you get the right coverage. The purpose of the home warranty is to make sure that you...