buying

Inventory Shortage? No Problem. Here’s How to Find a House When Listings are Scarce

A shortage of housing inventory made it difficult for many homebuyers to find a house this year. And according to many experts, next year may be much of the same. As more and more Baby Boomers age in place and existing homeowners stay in their homes longer (an average of 23 years in some [...]

By |2019-12-18T11:15:59-05:00December 18th, 2019|Categories: Purchase|Tags: , , |

Buyer Competition is Dwindling; Here’s How to Use it to Your Advantage

Homebuyers are in luck: it seems competition is waning, and it could mean more leverage as we head into the holiday season. Of course, there’s still a shortage of housing inventory and plenty of demand in most major markets, but according to recent stats, competition isn’t nearly as stiff as it was in years [...]

By |2019-11-25T14:59:45-05:00November 25th, 2019|Categories: Purchase|Tags: , |

10 Best Days to Buy a Home (Mark Your Calendars!)

We’re officially into fall, and if you’ve been thinking about buying a home, we’re quickly approaching the best days of the year to do it. According to a study from ATTOM Data Solutions, October, November, and December claim nine out of the year’s 10 best home buying days overall.  The study looked at 18 [...]

By |2020-01-21T07:22:32-05:00October 9th, 2019|Categories: Home, Purchase|Tags: , |

9 Tips and Tricks for Winning a Bidding War

If you’re buying a home in a hot market or you’re just eyeing a super in-demand property, you very well might find yourself in a bidding war, competing with dozens of other offers, buyers and, in many cases, even investors. Fortunately, a bidding war doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll lose the property — nor does [...]

By |2020-01-16T10:37:01-05:00July 29th, 2019|Categories: Purchase|Tags: , , , |

Are You Ready to Be a Homeowner? 6 Questions to Ask Yourself

So you’re tired of the rent race. You’re sick of throwing money into the proverbial hole, and you want to start paying your own mortgage — not your landlord’s. But are you really ready? You see, there’s more to owning a home than just making a mortgage payment. Buying a house means constant repairs [...]

By |2020-01-16T10:36:25-05:00July 22nd, 2019|Categories: Mortgage, Purchase|Tags: , |

What Does it Mean When a Home is Under Contract?

If you’ve been actively searching for a home, then you’ve probably seen the term “under contract” or “pending” on a listing before. But what does it mean? And does it rule the home out completely? That depends. Generally, “under contract” means another buyer has put an offer on the home, and the seller has accepted. [...]

By |2020-01-16T10:55:17-05:00July 1st, 2019|Categories: Purchase|Tags: , |

First-Time Homebuyers, Don’t Skip This Super Important Step

Working with a great real estate agent, getting pre-approved for your mortgage, and organizing your financial documentation early are all important — and well-known — steps for first-time homebuyers. But there’s also a lesser-known must-do for first-timers that’s not as highly publicized: seeing your potential home at all hours. You see, touring a property [...]

By |2019-08-26T23:07:50-04:00April 12th, 2019|Categories: Advice, Purchase|Tags: , , |