Home Buying Needs vs Wants

By: Ricardo Medeiros

Home Buying Needs vs Wants

Tags: Homes, Wants, Buying, Home Buyers, Buyers, Real Estate, Properties,

Imagine what your dream house looks like. You have particular needs, and you can’t imagine not having them fulfilled. But there are going to be some desires that you will have to let go due to affordability issues. There is a bundle of things that are to be considered before buying a home. Would you like to have a swimming pool? Where is the house located? What makes it special? What can yo...Read More

Shopping for a Home Loan

By: Ricardo Medeiros

Shopping for a Home Loan

Tags: Homes, Home Loans, Real Estate, Owners,

Shopping for a Home Loan This is the time when one instantly puts himself/herself in charge of things that he would have never thought of earlier, especially if you used to rent a house. Owning a house brings a whole new experience. When you are looking to purchase a home, it is important to understand what can be deducted and what cannot be deducted. Acquiring a new mortgage requires a little wo...Read More

1st-Time Buyer Mistakes

By: Ricardo Medeiros

1st-Time Buyer Mistakes

Tags: First Time Buyers, Homes, Real Estate, Buyers,

#1. Failing to Budget for a Home Loan Home ownership is a cheaper alternative to renting in the long run. But in the beginning, it can be much pricier. This is especially true if you intend to get a loan to purchase your dream house. If you do acquire a loan, remember that you will be making monthly mortgage payments for a number of years. Therefore, it is important to budget for a home loan, be...Read More

Real Estate Horror Stories

By: Ricardo Medeiros

Real Estate Horror Stories

Tags: Investing, Home Buyers, Real Estate, Tips, Horror Stories,

You’ve seen frightening stories like this on TV. Perhaps you’ve heard about them from neighbors or co-workers, but you still haven’t witnessed anything like them yourself. Be warned - the first time is one time too many. Now that you’re in the market for your first home, or maybe a second or third, congratulations! Buying a new home is one of the biggest achievements in th...Read More

Tips to Close your Home Purchase

By: Ricardo Medeiros

Tips to Close your Home Purchase

Tags: Home Purchase, Homes, Real Estate, Properties, Close Your Home,

Most people don’t give too much thought to the homeowner’s insurance when buying a house. Big mistake! And that is because there are always things that seem more important and manage to capture your attention before this detail even crosses your mind. Well, you might get lucky, and all turns out well. Or you won't, which will be a disaster. Why? Because homeowner's insurance ...Read More

Investing in Property Tax Liens

By: Ricardo Medeiros

Investing in Property Tax Liens

Tags: Property, Investing, Homes, Real Estate, Home Buyers, Property TAX, 

For the investment savvy, property tax liens provide a welcome relief to the volatile stock exchanges and historically low-interest rates offered by financial markets. Property tax liens offer an avenue of reasonable and stable returns. To the novice investor, property tax lien investing should be approached with care as they also carry substantial risk. Anyone venturing into this inves...Read More

First-Time Buyer Searching For Home

By: Ricardo Medeiros

First-Time Buyer Searching For Home

Tags: First Time Buyer, Home Owners, Home Buyers, New Homes, Real Estate, Realty, Properties,

Enter Blog Post HereFor most people, the prospect of going to view homes they like is thrilling. It’s tempting to think that that is the first step to buying a home, but it’s not.   Assuming you have your down-payment, mortgage pre-approval and other financial issues handled, the first thing you need to do before viewing any home is to determine what you’re looking for. Wh...Read More

Inspections, Inspectors, and Common Mistakes

By: Ricardo Medeiros

Inspections, Inspectors, and Common Mistakes

Tags:  home buyers, Inspections, Homes, Real Estate, Properties, Inspectors, home owners, 

There are different types of house inspections available to perform. General or residential inspections will observe and give an evaluation of the house elements and systems. The list below may be enhanced, or some of the points may be excluded. Nevertheless, it will give you an idea of what should be examined. Exterior (quality of water drainage, and condition of the outside elements: yard, ...Read More

Prospective House Conditions

By: Ricardo Medeiros

Prospective House Conditions

Tags: Housing, Homes, Real Estate, Conditions, Properties, Prospective,

When viewing a home there are some very important things to look out for, the primary one being the condition of the property. Is the Home Structurally Sound? Walk around checking the walls and ceilings for big cracks. Hairline cracks are to be expected in some places. Make sure you check the exterior for cracks. Cracks could be a sign that the property is not structurally sound. Points at which...Read More

Owning vs. Renting

By: Ricardo Medeiros

Owning vs. Renting

Tags: Homes, Owning, Renting, Buying, Buyers, Owners, Real Estate, Properties,

There are many benefits attached to having a house, including how its prestige and a certain peace of mind that can come with it. Below are some of the main reasons why you should have your own house: The Mortgage Rate is Low One of these outstanding advantages is that becoming a homeowner is simpler than ever. In other words, it is relatively cheaper to borrow money for a home now than it was a...Read More