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Test Drive that Possible Perfect Home

As I’ve said a million times, purchasing a home is one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make. When it comes to information – in this case, more is better. Most homes look amazing in photos, but what is the real story behind these professionally captured shots? I encourage all of my buyers to be […]

How to Buy a Home In a Seller’s Market

I’ll be completely honest, potential homebuyers have a pretty challenging task ahead of them. With such a short supply of available inventory, home prices continue to rise. That puts us in a seller’s market – so as a buyer, it may be harder to get the home that you want. Here are some steps to […]

6 Simple Steps Before You Buy

Purchasing a home is one of the largest investments you will make in your lifetime. Prior to jumping with both feet into the vast wonderful world of home-ownership, complete these 6 steps to help ensure you’re thoroughly prepared for this exciting journey, and move onto step 7 with complete confidence. Strengthen Your Credit Score. “My […]

Top 7 Things Parents Should Check Before Buying a Home

Buyers who are already parents, (or hope to one day soon be parents) usually know which kid-friendly characteristics are most important to them in a home … but do you know all the things you should check? Room for a nursery or kids rooms? Check.  Good school district? Check. It’s pretty common that once we’ve moved into […]

5 Reasons to Get a Mortgage Pre-Approval

Starting your home buying journey without first getting a Pre-Approval Letter is equivalent to walking into the grocery store without bringing your wallet. So what is a Pre-Approval Letter? This is when your trusted lender verifies your provided information and documentation to determine exactly how much you qualify to borrow. Some of the documents you […]

6 Ways to NOT Get a Mortgage

The whole mortgage process can sometimes be the most demanding part of buying a home. In fact, a recent survey showed that 42% of home buyers found the mortgage experience “stressful” and 32% found it to be “complicated.” It’s not just the buyers that feel this way, the lenders happen to agree that it’s often […]

Looking at Homes Online vs In Person

Shopping online is becoming more and more common, in fact, most home searches start and are mostly done online. There is a HUGE difference between home shopping online and in person, here are a couple of key factors you should always take into consideration. It’s HUGE!  vs. Is this a room or a closet?  Photographers often […]

10 House-Hunting Mistakes to Absolutely Avoid

That’s it, the decision has been made, it’s time to buy a house! No more living at home or paying crazy rent payments to someone you may not even know or like, you’re ready. It’s time to get this party started! But wait just a minute—you need a game plan. Regardless of what you may have […]

4 Reasons to Buy a Home This Fall

People always ask when is the best time to buy a home, there is no one size fits all answer to this. It varies from area to price point, home-style and type, etc. So big picture, here are 4 reasons you need to consider whether now is the right time for you and your family […]

Home Buyer Financing Process

PRE-QUALIFICATION AND PRE-APPROVALS I require my buyers to obtain a Pre-Approval Letter before scheduling showings, here’s why: Pre-qualifying will help you in the following ways: Generally, interest rates are locked in for a set period of time. You will know in advance exactly what your payments will be on offers you choose to make. You won’t waste [...]