Fannie Mae Reports Optimism in Home Buying

Fannie Mae Reports Optimism in Home Buying

You may have noticed more “for sale” signs around your neighborhood of late and that is a sign of change – of positive change – according to Fannie Mae! The housing market is showing definite signs of improvement which is…

Open House Success Begins with Trust

Open House Success Begins with Trust

When you are buying a home or listing your home for sale, you have a lot to consider. If you are buying, you will no doubt be viewing and walking through many houses in search for the one that makes…

If a Lender Pulls My Credit, Won’t it Lower My Credit Score?

If a Lender Pulls My Credit, Won’t it Lower My Credit Score

Are you pre-approved for your home purchase? If not, you need to be, and no, it won’t affect your credit rating. In today’s real estate market, serious buyers know that the home buying process cannot begin in earnest until they…

Deciding Between Buying a Home or Buying a Condo

Deciding Between Buying a Home or Buying a Condo

In your search for the right home, you will likely be doing a lot of footwork and analysis. Before you begin looking at actual homes, it is wise to determine how much home you can afford and the level of…

Buying a Home?  Don’t Forget the Inspection!

Buying a Home? Don’t Forget the Inspection!

You’ve finally found the home that is just right and made an offer and it was accepted. Now you just wait for escrow to close, right?  Wrong. Now is the time to have the home inspected to make sure you…

How Buying a Home is Like Finding the Perfect Shoe

How Buying a Home is Like Finding the Perfect Shoe

The adage “one shoe fits all” does not work when buying home.  It doesn’t work when shoe shopping, either, for that matter!  Homes, like shoes, are very personal, and often emotionally-based purchases. Try as they might to create a home…