Category Archives: Buying

  • Competing Against an All-Cash Offer

    BY Brandon Begley

    You found a home you love. You made an offer that you thought couldn’t be beat. But it was – by an all-cash offer from another buyer. Although buyers who pay for homes with cash are attractive in many markets, it doesn’t... 

  • 4 Prosperity Practices for Homebuyers

    BY Brandon Begley

    If homeownership is in your future, then you’re no doubt saving for a down payment. While the Internet is full of practical advice about how to save money for a home, how do you cultivate a mindset that makes your financial... 

  • Sneaky Ways to Save Money for a Down Payment

    BY Brandon Begley

    Do you dream of owning your own home, but feel like you’ll never have the money for a down payment? While saving for a down payment can seem like a daunting task, it isn’t impossible. In fact, there are ways to begin... 

  • 2018 Housing Trends

    BY Brandon Begley

    Now that 2018 is here, it’s time to look ahead at what the year may bring for the real estate market. Though there’s no way to predict exactly what will happen, housing experts and economic forecasters can make educated... 

  • Don’t Sabotage Your Credit

    BY Brandon Begley

    If you’re shopping for a home loan, you know that your credit score helps to determine what kind of loan you qualify for and at what rate. The better your score, the more favorable your terms will be. But do you know everything... 

  • What Are Home Sellers Required to Disclose?

    BY Brandon Begley

    Are you gearing up to sell your home? Then you should know that there are certain things you are legally required to disclose to potential buyers. If you don’t, you could find yourself in legal or financial hot water. While... 

  • How to Make Buyers Fall in Love With Your Home

    BY Brandon Begley

    When a buyer decides to make an offer on your home, they usually make the decision with their heart, not their head. Buying a home is an emotional decision, and smart sellers will leverage this information to make the quickest... 

  • 10 Signs That It’s Time to Move

    BY Brandon Begley

    While moving can be a real drag, sometimes it’s obvious that it’s time to go. A move can be just the thing you need to jumpstart your life and invite positive change. If you’re unsure whether or not you’re ready... 

  • What Are Closing Costs?

    BY Brandon Begley

    When buying a home, you know you should expect to have a certain amount of money saved for a down payment. But have you stopped to consider how much you’ll need to have set aside for closing costs?  Here we’ll break... 

  • Is a Townhouse Right For You?

    BY Brandon Begley

    If you’re in the market for a new home but aren’t sure you want a big yard to take care of, you’ve probably considered buying a townhouse. But do you really know what you’re getting? While it may seem natural to lump...