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

Getting your First Home Loan

By: Ricardo Medeiros

Getting your First Home Loan

Tags: home buyer tips, homes, loans, home loans, real estate,

Starting out in the housing market can be intimidating for anyone. Ever since the housing market crashed in 2007, the road to recovery has been rather uneven. This includes buyers being held back due to increasingly stricter standards for lending. Things in the housing market have been changing and showing small signs of improvement. For starters, banks are less strict about the minimum requirem...Read More

Programs for First-Time Home Buyers

By: Ricardo Medeiros

Programs for First-Time Home Buyers

Tags: home buyer tips, horror stories, bad agents, first time buyers, home buyers, real estate, properties, homes, buyers,

Grants for First Time Home Buyers While looking for a grant it is important to be knowledgeable and motivated. In this field there are many organizations and people who can help you through the grant process. Unfortunately, there are also people who are waiting to take advantage of your situation. They are able to do this through the many fees and costs linked to buying a house. Matters that in...Read More

Hire a Realtor or Buy Alone?

By: Ricardo Medeiros

Hire a Realtor or Buy Alone?

Tags: home buyer tips, realtor, agents, real estate, buying, properties, realty,

One may ask, what is the difference between a real estate agent and a realtor? A real estate agent is not a realtor. A realtor is one who is authorized by the Realtors’ Association on a national level. A good agent will still follow all the same rules and virtues as a good realtor. It should not make a difference.   As well as with authorization, agents must also fulfill some other con...Read More

10 Things to Know if you are Closing a Home Deal for the First Time

By: Ricardo Medeiros

10 Things to Know if you are Closing a Home Deal for the First Time

Tags: home buyer tips, realtor, agents, closing, home deal, real estate, properties,

The real estate agent has already helped you to prepare the best offer. It contains the list of contingencies (for example, that seller fully disclosed any problems with the house, points on the results and actions after the inspections, etc.) and it is finally accepted. Anticipation of a purchase is rising. You are ready to sign the documents and move into your new family home, loft, condo, or a...Read More

Moving Tips

By: Ricardo Medeiros

Moving Tips

Tags: home buyer tips, moving, homes, real estate, properties, tips

Moving is one of the most stressful and tiring things anyone can ever go through. Whether the move is across cities or within the same area, it always needs careful planning. From sorting to packing, labeling, unpacking and arranging all your stuff in your new home, it involves a bunch of work. This usually calls for additional hands to help with the tasks that need to be done, and this help alw...Read More

The Guide of Real Estate Agents for Home Buyers

By: Ricardo Medeiros

The Guide of Real Estate Agents for Home Buyers

Tags: Home Buyers, Real Estate, Real Estate Agents, Homes, Home Buyers, Buyers, Properties,

It's extremely important to know the ins and outs of real estate agents before you bring one along with you to help in your search for a home, just so you may know what to expect, and what will be expected of you. Who a Real Estate Agent Is You probably already know who a real estate agent is, but do you know exactly what they do? In short, a real estate agent is someone who is licensed to li...Read More