Recently I had the opportunity to sit down with Sabrina Schell from Southeastern Mortgage and discuss the mortgage process for new construction. Sabrina clears some of the confusion. Should Buyers Shop Around? Many builders’ contracts are long. There may be 30, 50, 80 pages of an addendum. ... » Learn More about Navigating New Construction Loans with Sabrina Schell from Southeastern Mortgage
Do buyers care about school districts even if they do not have school-aged children living in their homes? How important is it for buyers to live close to where they work? Is the old real estate saying "location, location, location" still accurate? You bet! NAR’s 2018 third quarter Housing ... » Learn More about What Location Factors are Top Considerations for Buyers?
Tips for First Time Buyers Starting a Home Search. So you’re thinking about buying a home? Maybe you’re tired of paying rent that you’ll never get back. Maybe you’re tired of your landlord giving you the run around when there’s a maintenance issue. Or maybe you’re just ready to invest in property ... » Learn More about Where to Start: Tips for First Time Buyers Starting a Home Search
During the winter months is a great time to think ahead for your spring and summer plants! Inventory • Inventory the landscape plantings around your house during January. See if any plants have grown too large for the spot where they were planted and need to be moved. Also, determine if other ... » Learn More about Timely Gardening Tips to Consider during Winter Months
As ironic as this may sound, here is a succinct IRS publication that explains some of the details of the homebuyer tax credit. Included in the document is how you can buy a house in 2010 and file a form to get the credit on your 2009 tax return. Homebuyer Tax Credit Info 2009 2010 ... » Learn More about How do you receive the homebuyer tax credit on your 2009 tax return