Home Buying

How to Assess the Real Cost of a Fixer-Upper House

How to Assess the Real Cost of a Fixer-Upper

By: G. M. Filisko, HouseLogic.com When you buy a fixer-upper house, you can save a ton of money, or get yourself in a financial fix. Trying to decide whether to buy a fixer-upper house? Follow these seven steps, and you’ll know how much you can afford, how much to offer, and whether a fixer-upper house is […]

Read More

Credit Scores 101

Credit Scores 101

Content courtesy of the National Association of Realtors Credit scores range between 200 and 850, with scores above 620 considered desirable for obtaining a mortgage. The following factors affect your score: Your payment history. Did you pay your credit card bills on time? Bankruptcy filing, liens, and collection activity also affect your history. How much […]

Read More

7 Reasons to Buy & Sell Your Home with a Realtor

7 Reasons to Buy & Sell Your Home with a Realtor

Content courtesy of The National Association of Realtors REALTORS® aren’t just agents. They’re professional members of the National Association of REALTORS® and subscribe to its strict code of ethics. This is the REALTOR® difference for home buyers: An expert guide. Selling a home usually requires dozens of forms, reports, disclosures, and other technical documents. A […]

Read More

How much will I pay my buyers agent?

CostofBuyersAgent

Tameka: Ah! The beauty of hiring a BUYER’S AGENT… You have an advocate working exclusively for you with little to no cost to you. As the Buyer, you pay NO COMMISSION! The Buyer’s Agent commission is paid by the Seller. The Seller pays the commission for both sides of the transaction; the Listing Agent/Broker as […]

Read More

Do I need a pre-approval before looking at homes? Will I need one to make an offer on a house?

NeedforPreapprovaltobuyhomes

Tameka: The pre-approval is the “key” to the kingdom! You wouldn’t go fishing without a fishing pole, right (smile)? The pre-approval will establish parameters to guide you through the buying process. There are so many factors that will determine how much you can afford (i.e., taxes, HOA fees, interest rate, etc.) I have serviced buyers […]

Read More