The Home Inspection

A home inspection is a limited, non-invasive examination of the condition of a home, often in connection with the sale of that home. Home inspections are usually conducted by a home inspector who has the training and certifications to perform...

Working With A Realtor

A Realtor is a broker or agent who is a member of the Board of Realtors, an organization that follows a code of ethics beyond state license laws. It is realtors who sponsor the Multiple Listing Service to which every real estate agent in the...

Tips For Buying a House

Buying a house can be a daunting task, even for someone who has owned several homes. Here aresome helpful hints for the first time property buyers:

College Apartments

Every year, millions of college students flood into college cities and towns. Those students, along with the faculty and staff at their schools, have one common need: housing. Consistent demand for housing makes college and university communities...

Common Refinance Mistakes

If you’re like many homeowners out there, you may be thinking about taking advantage of the low mortgage rates out there and refinance your home loan. If so, make sure you avoid these four common mistakes refinancers make: Not Knowing Your...

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Don’t be afraid of multiple offers. You still have some control. There are a few things that can happen if you get into competition. The seller can accept your offer and you will have bought a house. Or the seller can accept someone else’s offer...

Steps To Buy A Home

First of all, have your credit checked. Homebuyers to have their credit checked six months before buying a place to make sure their FICO score is where it needs to be. Know what you can afford. Realtors insist that prospective homebuyers “contact...

The Best Mortgage Rates

You want to purchase a home. For most people that means getting a mortgage. This is not the time to let somebody else do the shopping for you. Here’s why: The terms you get can make a sizable difference in what you pay to borrow the same...

Investing In Real Estate

Real estate investing involves the purchase, ownership, management, rental and/or sale of real estate for profit. Improvement of realty property as part of a real estate investment strategy is generally considered to be a sub-specialty of real...

Top Mortgage Mistakes

During the 2007-2009 financial crisis, the United States economy crumbled because of a problem with mortgage foreclosures. Borrowers all over the nation had trouble paying their mortgages. At the time, eight out of 10 borrowers were trying to...

Real Estate Derivatives

A real estate derivative is a financial instrument whose value is based on the price of real estate. The core uses for real estate derivatives are: hedging positions, pre-investing assets and re-allocating a portfolio. The major products within...

The Perfect Apartment

It’s so easy these days to find listings and visit apartments. But don’t let your eagerness get the better of you. Be prepared by taking a moment to determine exactly what you’re looking for in an apartment. Once you know what...