During the home buying process, once you have all your financial papers in order, you've been pre-approved for a mortgage and know how much you want to spend, then the fun can really begin! Searching for your new home! Maybe you already know exactly what your dream home will look like...or perhaps you are open to anything. This is the time to start thinking about what is important to you in a home. Knowing what you want and the things you need in a home will make the search easier for you and for ... read more
The world of real estate is constantly changing and ever evolving. This means certain practices must adapt. For example in many offices there used to be a book kept at a desk for agents that the office manager would print out and put every new listing in as it came on the market. Agents could flip through it with clients to show them what was available. Obviously this was not the most efficient way to know a markets inventory (not to mention a giant waste of paper!) Now thanks to a lit... read more
Purchasing a home can take more time than you initially expected. With unforeseen setbacks and delays, it could take even longer. With that being said, it is best to have everything in order prior to taking this major step.
From start to finish, the process of buying a home can take at least three months. If you think you’re ready to buy a home, get ready to set aside plenty of time for the vital steps you will need to take. From getting preapproved for a home loan, which could take fifteen to eighteen days,... read more
Just like it’s important to find a realtor you can trust and work well with, so is finding the right lender. My background is in lending (commercial, construction and mortgage lending) and I definitely saw first hand the importance in choosing the right lender for you, this is especially true for first time home buyers when navigating all the paperwork and questions. Here is how I advise clients to pick a lender. SHOP AROUNDThis is EXTREMELY important. Make sure to interviews at least two to... read more