Whether your family size is growing, you are running out of space or simply want to seize the opportunity to “move-up” to your next home, below are a few questions to consider as you weigh your options. 1. Have you built substantial equity in your current home? Home equity can be defined as the value … Continue reading Does Moving Up Make Sense?
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You’ve decided to make the leap into homeownership! Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage can make the home-buying process easier. Since your home will most likely be the largest investment you will ever make, it’s important to stay organized and focused. Here are a few tips to help you do so: Organize your paperwork. Your tax documents, … Continue reading Take the Guesswork of Out Homebuying
As a first-time home buyer, you may be anxious when it comes time to making what could be the largest purchase in your life. So I have come up with a simple “do and don’t” list to make it a little easier for you to make your dream of homeownership come true. DO Utilize free … Continue reading Do’s and Don’ts for First-Time Home Buyers
When consumed with searching for your new home, it’s easy to forget one of the most important steps in the home-buying process: arming yourself with a pre-approved mortgage loan. It’s a commitment from a lender to lend to you with specifications on the exact loan amount you’ll receive, and it provides you with several advantages … Continue reading Benefits of Being Pre-Approved
Before you buy a home, it’s important to learn about your new neighborhood. Along with using my neighborhood expertise, here are some suggestions on how to research whether a neighborhood is right for you. Look into the Crime Rates: In addition to the U.S. Census Bureau’s city profiles that list crime statistics, you can try … Continue reading How to Know if a Neighborhood is Right for You
From a backyard oasis with a patio and swimming pool to a gourmet kitchen with the most up-to-date appliances, you likely have an idea of what your dream home would look like. It’s true that you shouldn’t settle when buying a home, but it’s important to decide in advance which items on your wish list … Continue reading Wants vs. Needs
There’s nothing quite like a home that you can truly call your own. A place where you can have the gleaming hardwood floors you’ve always dreamed of, a space to cultivate your own vine-lined patio, a way to provide a good neighborhood for your kids to grow up in, and freedom from the whims of … Continue reading Renting vs Buying