Should Snowbirds Rent or Buy Their Second Home_ 956x538 blog

Should Snowbirds Rent or Buy Their Second Home?

Summary: 3 times snowbirds should rent, (1) It’s your first year flying south, (2) You’re nervous about market volatility, (3) You’re concerned about upkeep costs. And 3 times snowbirds should buy…

5 Genius Tactics Real Estate Agents Use When They Buy Their Own Homes 956x538 blog

5 Genius Tactics Real Estate Agents Use When They Buy Their Own Homes

Summary: (1) I was first in line, (2) I took my sweet time, (3) I house-hunt in the fall and winter…

How to give your home to your children tax-free 956x538 blog

How to Give Your Home to Your Children Tax-Free

Summary: (1) Stay put, (2) Outright gift, (3) Sale for a bargain price, (4) Full-price sale with seller financing…

Top Questions to Ask During an Open House 956x538 blog

Top Questions to Ask During an Open House

Summary: (1) Why are the sellers moving? (2) How long has the home been on the market? (3) What school district are we in?

3 Ways to Make a Compelling Offer for Your New Home

Summary: (1) Escalate your offer; (2) Write a letter to the seller; (3) Get a quick inspection

5 Ways Homebuyers Will React to 5% Mortgage Rates 956x538 blog

5 Ways Homebuyers Will React to 5% Mortgage Rates

Summary: (1) Adjust the criteria; (2) Pick up the pace; (3) Slow things down; (4) Call it quits; (5) Stay the course

How to Buy a House in Your 20s 956x538 blog

How to Buy a House in Your 20s

Summary: (1) Save for a down payment; (2) Shore up student loan debt; (3) Check your credit score…

8 Things Parents Wish They'd Checked Before Buying Their House 956x538 blog

8 Things Parents Wish They’d Checked Before Buying Their House

Summary: (1) Bedroom placement; (2) Sidewalks; (3) An open floor plan; (4) Easy sightlines to the backyard…

11 Mortifying Home Buyer Behaviors That Make Real Estate Agents Cringe 956x538 blog

11 Mortifying Home Buyer Behaviors That Make Real Estate Agents Cringe

Summary: … (2) You broke something in a seller’s home, (3) You were late … for the umpteenth time, (4) You ripped up the carpets to see what was underneath…

5 Colossal Mistakes First Time Home Buyers Make 956x538 blog

5 Colossal Mistakes First Time Home Buyers Make

Summary: (1) Finding a Home Before Getting Pre-Approved; (2) Do Not Use All Your Money on Down Payment; (3) Buying a Home is SO MUCH MORE Than the Monthly Payment…