As the warmer weather creeps in, we all start thinking about vacation days, beach trips and long summer nights. Besides all of the fun-in-the-sun things that are on all of our minds, we should also consider ways to get our homes ready for the warmer weather. A little bit of preparation can save headaches and money later. Consider following the below tips to be sure you are prepared.
Whether it's your first home or you have gone down this road before, buying a home is a multi-faceted process. Even before the decision was made to purchase a home, you would have weighed the pros and cons of actually becoming a homeowner. You took the time to analyze your finances and determined how much you are able to afford, while still maintaining your other obligations.
You have decided to take the plunge and buy a new home…congratulations! What most people focus on when looking for a new home is if the cost of the home itself, the listing price, fits their budget. They start doing google searches and watching the realty sites to narrow the search down to homes within a certain price range. While this is certainly a logical place to start, the price alone should not be the be-all and end-all factor when considering your new home. Many other factors need to be considered in order to see the full picture of your potential new home. Here we will take a look at additional expenses that need to be considered as well as location, land, size and age.
It’s the time of year that so many of us look forward to and welcome with open arms. The cold brisk air gives way to milder temperatures, we start storing away our winter boots, gloves and hats and replacing them with umbrellas and lightweight jackets, and bikes and outdoor furniture replace the snowblowers and shovels.
The home buying process is often an overwhelming and confusing endeavor, especially for first time homebuyers. The best advice you can adhere to is be prepared and do your homework. There are many steps to take in order to get the process under way. Here we are taking a look at the biggest mistakes to avoid when applying for a mortgage.