Sixty percent of homebuyers put 6 percent, or roughly $15,500, down on a median-priced house, according to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). Work toward that goal with these tips: For more information, please visit www.nar.realtor.
One of the biggest misconceptions of homebuying? The 20% down payment. Here’s how to buy with a lot less down. Buying your first home conjures up all kinds of warm and fuzzy emotions: pride, joy, contentment. But before you get to the
Change your habits and change your life by Cheryl Spangler Jul 25 Key Takeaways Get creative in helping your clients save money on their way to homeownership. How many Starbucks coffees would it take to pay for a down payment on
Written by PJ Wade Posted On Monday, 03 July 2017 13:17 Fences like these from Life Saver Pool Fences make beauty safe In dazzling summer sunshine, everything in a home looks great. But… and it’s a big but! Buyers can be distracted
By Lisa Gordon | Jun 28, 2017 SLRadcliffe/iStock Home inspectors are quite thorough. Before you buy a house, they’ll scrutinize things you never thought to look at in your many walk-throughs, from cracks in stucco to how well the toilet flushes. In fact, their checklists include
by Kathryn Vasel @KathrynVasel May 11, 2017: 3:27 PM ET My wife and I are hoping to be first-time homebuyers this year. We’ll likely blow our savings on the down payment and closing costs. What’s the best way to handle the
Movoto.c Written by Jaymi Naciri Posted On Wednesday, 26 April 2017 19:07 Nothing stinks more than finding a home, spending hundreds of thousands of dollars, moving yourself your family your pets and all your stuff, and ending up with buyer’s remorse.
By Craig Donofrio | Jan 25, 2017 Barry Blackman/iStock When you wrap the covers around you at night, do dreams of townhouses, condos, ski cabins, and beach houses dance in your head? Do you fantasize about becoming the Trump of your town, but don’t know
Paying property taxes is inevitable for homeowners. The amount each homeowner pays per year varies depending on local tax rates and a property’s assessed value (or a yearly estimate of a property’s market value). If you’re unsure of how and when you must pay real
(Image credit: Anna Spaller) Looking to buy your first home? Struggling to make sense of an avalanche of new terminology? You’re not alone. Taking your first foray into the world of real estate can feel like being dropped unceremoniously into a foreign country.