Whether you are buying or selling a home, it’s important to understand the role of your real estate agent. Often times, what we think we know about agents and what we believe to understand about the role they play is often misconstrued. Here we cover some of the most common myths about real estate agents and their role in assisting their clients, whether they are the buyers or the sellers.
No doubt, fall is a favorite season for many. Sweatshirts, fires and football—they are all sure signs that summer is fading away and cooler temperatures are driving in. But as the temps drop, we often find our heating costs increasing. There are ways we can fight the increased costs, and below we highlight tips to help keep more cash in your wallet.
The simple answer is this: A land survey depicts and records the location of a property’s boundaries, structures and buildings. The results of a land survey are recorded as a legal document and the information provided is a graphic representation, similar to a map, of the property.
As a prospective home-buyer who will be considering a mortgage, you will have to determine how to come up with a down payment for your new house. The standard down payment for a conventional loan is 20 percent; however, there are other loans that might be available to you, such as the FHA loan, in which you might only be required to put down 3.5 to 5 percent of the purchase price.
Fall is often a busy season as teachers, children and parents find themselves getting back into their school routines. Swimsuits and flip-flops get pushed aside and hoodies and winter boots make their debut. As you prepare to enjoy the crisp air and bonfires, it's a good time to start your Fall home maintenance to make sure your house is ready for the decreasing temperatures.