Mortgage appraisal explained! Both buyers and sellers have asked for explanations of mortgage appraisals. Why are they so important? Who pays for them? When are they done? How are they different from a home inspection? Following are the answers. ... » Learn More about Mortgage appraisal explained
Why I recommend specific inspectors - the following will explain my rationale. When working with buyer clients, I always strongly recommend a home inspection. I have worked with quite a few different inspectors, and I have found several that are stellar. I recommend those inspectors every time ... » Learn More about Why I recommend specific inspectors
Buy or Rent? The following is an update to information that was first published in 2011. This is the first of a three-part series for First Time Home Buyers. ... » Learn More about Buy or Rent?
Can you afford to buy a home? This is the second of a three-part series for First Time Home Buyers. The first part discussed the differences between renting and owning a home. Once you've decided that you do want to own your own home, the next logical question is whether you can afford to do ... » Learn More about Can you afford to buy a home?
Why hire a buyer agent? I recently shared information for potential first time home buyers about the differences between renting and owning, and about whether a first house is affordable. The question this time is -- should a first time home buyer use their own real estate agent? ... » Learn More about Why hire a buyer agent?