It's one of the most enduring myths in real estate today: You can't buy a home with a 20 percent down payment.
In reality, there are a variety of federal, state and even city-level programs available to help people who don't have that much... (Read More)
Have you served in the military? The Veterans Affairs Home Mortgage Loan Program is one of the most important benefits available to service members, veterans and eligible surviving spouses. It can help you buy or build a home with some of the most... (Read More)
Where have all the investors gone? Real estate investors now account for less than 20 percent of home buying activity, the lowest level since September 2012. And most experts agree that the share of home purchases by investors is expected to... (Read More)
New homeowners have a pretty good idea of their property's market value. That's because mortgage companies typically require an appraisal before they approve a home loan.
But there's a different type of value home buyers need to know as well... (Read More)
Buying a bank-owned property can be a great way to get a good deal on your next home. But there's one important thing to keep in mind about distressed properties: Even with a thorough inspection, you may not discover all of the property's flaws... (Read More)
Garage doors can be dangerous. Each year, more than 20,000 adults and children are injured by them!
That's why if you're buying a home, having a professional check the garage door before you move in can be a good idea. Most newer garage... (Read More)
Thinking of buying a bank-owned property? There are many tempting deals out there. But many buyers aren't prepared for the time involved in purchasing a home that's been repossessed by a bank.
That doesn't mean you shouldn't buy. But you... (Read More)
Realtor? Check. Loan officer? Check. There are a handful of people who are absolutely crucial to the home buying process. But what about your insurance agent? Your agent may be one of the last people you think you need to consult with when shopping... (Read More)
Trying to sell your home? Although you may be tempted to take your home off the market now that school is back in session, don't. While it's true that some home buyers may try to time their purchases so they can be settled in their new homes... (Read More)