When you buy or sell a home, you get used to hearing words you’ve never heard before. The mortgage lenders and insurance agents who help you through the process will throw around so much real estate jargon, somewhere along the way you might wish you had brought a dictionary—or maybe a translator. Two rather vague but […]Read More Earnest Money Deposit vs. Down Payment: What’s the Difference?
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Everyone in the market for a house has different wants — pre-war charm, a lush backyard, a welcoming front door in Pantone Ultra Violet, perhaps — but at the end of the day, they all share a need in common: money. Lots of it. That’s where your mortgage lender comes in. The right lender can […]Read More Before You Choose a Mortgage Lender, Read These Tips
You’d be surprised at what your home insurance policy doesn’t cover. Here’s what is and isn’t covered by your insurance. What does your homeowners insurance cover? The short answer is: “A basic homeowners insurance policy (called HO-1 in insurance lingo) covers your home and possessions if they’re damaged or destroyed by these things: Fire […]Read More What Does Homeowners Insurance Cover?
When the last of summer’s heat is a faint memory, and you’re pulling out your hoodies more than your shorts, it’s time to tackle a few simple chores that’ll make winter more pleasant and prevent some nasty surprises next spring. This fall checklist helps: Consider me your #1 resource for all things Real Estate! Household […]Read More A Fall Checklist of 10 Things You Gotta Do Before Winter Sets In
The 42-page guide is part of city’s effort to solve housing affordability crisis By DAVID GARRICK AUG. 15, 2019 San Diego has created a 42-page granny flat handbook to encourage more property owners to construct such housing units by making the process easier to understand. Granny flats, which are additional housing units on an existing property, are being […]Read More San Diego’s granny flat ‘handbook’ aims to eliminate confusion, encourage construction
Before you try to become your own dime-store Chip or Joanna Gaines, go back and check the math again on that “fixer upper.” Then maybe check it a third time. That’s the message of a new survey, which found that despite the glamor and plethora of TV programs devoted to home renovation, most amateur fixer-uppers […]Read More The Dirty Secret About Most ‘Fixer Uppers’
It seems that whenever you pick up a newspaper or turn on the news these days, a scary word hits you in the face: “recession.” Germany is already teetering on the brink of recession; an unruly exit from the European Union this fall could cause one in Britain; and in the U.S., a rapidly escalating […]Read More As Recession Fears Rise, Here’s the Lowdown for Real Estate
The association says changes to FHA financing qualifications will bring more entry-level homes to the market, helping to meet buyer demand. REALTOR® Magazine Staff The National Association of REALTORS®, after reviewing the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s new condominium financing rules, says the guidance affords property owners greater flexibility in the qualification process for […]Read More NAR: New Condo Rules Will Open More Doors for Buyers
Getting beyond the home inspection is sort of like advancing to the next level in a video game. When you get past this step, you get to advance to a fresh, exciting place — your new home, to be exact. In Every Inspection, There Are Stakes for Buyers and Sellers Once the buyer has made, […]Read More A Seller’s Guide to Navigation the Home Inspection