It’s well known that buying a home is most likely the largest single investment we will make in our lifetime. That said, it makes sense that we should have a well thought-out plan to make sure we make the best decision that’s right for us. Here are some important points to remember.
It’s time for Sue and Frank to finalize their home purchase—but wait. Before they sign those important papers, it’s essential that they get title insurance for the new home they’re about to buy. Why would Sue and Frank, or indeed anyone, get this type of insurance? Well, because purchasing a new home is likely to
A home is the single largest investment that most people will ever make. So it’s just good sense to know how to protect it. Here’s a basic guide to some of the obvious—and not so obvious—things that can make a difference. The Importance of a Property Survey A survey assures the lender and the buyer
Lately, advertisements and commercials for “Do It Yourself” security systems have become numerous. They are cheap and a one-time purchase, but are they the best for your peace of mind, or would you prefer whole-house and yard coverage with 24/7 monitoring?
From 15” TVs in the 1960’s to 84” LED backlit TVs in 2018, we all have one or more TVs in our homes—television plays a major role in our lives. The family TV is usually crammed into our living areas along with sofas, bookshelves, tables, chairs, and lamps. Generally, it is near the kitchen and entryway, and often this is not a useful spot for private viewing, or is too small for large groups of friends and family.
The New Year is a great time to set goals for improving your life. Whether the goal is to lose weight, to stop smoking, or to start a new career, it’s the season to set positive intentions and turn last year’s “would have, should have, could have” to “Yes! This year, I am going to!”
One of the hottest trends in new construction today is the transitional home. Put simply, a transitional home is one that combines two architectural styles. It may mean mixing elements of farmhouse design with touches of Tuscan design, or starting with Spanish architecture and adding traditional elements. By blending ideas from each style, you can create a fresh design that aligns with your own tastes.
There isn’t one contractor who will say their home is not energy efficient. Every builder will say his or her home is energy efficient—but compared to what? The following is a guide for homebuyers to help them identify whether or not the home they are planning to buy is—or will be built—as a high- performance
When it comes to looking for a new home to buy, time really is money. That’s because your decision on which house to spend your money on is one you’re going to have to live with for a long, long time. So use your time efficiently, but don’t be in a hurry to find a
Loan Types You Need To Know When it comes to building your new home, one of the key steps is to secure a mortgage that is right for you. This means you will likely have to do some research and shopping around to learn what the options are and where you can get the best
Make a fresh start in 2018 by buying a new home! It’s a great time to purchase your dream property, but what’s the best way to get started? Tour new model homes! Keep reading to learn the most important things to know as you go through the model home tour experience. What Is a Model
Use These 6 Tips to Buy a New Home in the New Year. Most of us make resolutions in the New Year. Some of us hope to lose weight. Others will make it a goal to exercise more often. But perhaps your New Year’s resolution is to buy a new home! If this is the
Just because you can see through windows doesn’t mean they’re not part of your walls. In fact, because it’s much harder to insulate windows effectively, your home’s windows can have an even bigger impact on your air conditioning costs. The size of the windows in a home, the number of windows, and whether or not they
Buying a new house may be an exciting prospect, but before you sign on the dotted line, you should understand that buying a house usually costs more than the sticker price. Referred to as closing costs, there are several essential service fees you’ll need to cover to finalize the purchase of your home. Let us help
When you are building or buying a new home, there will be plenty of words used that might not mean anything to you right away. However, it’s important to know these terms, as they play a large role in the process you will go through to apply for a mortgage. Here are few that are
WHAT IS A QUALITY-BUILT HOME? AND HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOURS IS ONE? Once new homes are completed and are open for showing, it may be too late to know for sure if they are quality-built homes. Yes, you will be able to see the finishes of the home, and you will be able
If you’re in search of a new home, you’re likely debating the benefits of a newly built home versus an established one. There are several factors you should consider before you start your search. Too many people pass up an opportunity to build their own home without thinking about the pros of new construction. Let us give you some thoughts to ponder.
If you are looking to buy a new home, it’s important that you learn how to see yourself through the eyes of a mortgage lender. And one of the first things a mortgage lender will look at is your credit score. That’s because your credit score is a good indicator of your financial responsibility—the higher
There are some things missing from your new home shopping list of “must haves.” And they should be deal breakers. When it comes to choosing a new home, we are all different. We have different ideas and individual preferences about size, floor plan design, interior colors and textures, and the ideal home exterior. We carry
Imagine standing in your kitchen, either cooking dinner or checking on what’s for dinner. Your children are playing in the family room in front of you while your spouse is working at a computer station. The television in the living area is showing the evening news as you grab a cool drink from the refrigerator.