House to Home

Fall: A Buyer’s Market

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 9/8/16 6:30 PM

As summer fades and the color of leaves begin to change, the fall real estate market can begin to look different too. Laura Agadoni via Trulia’s blog explores aspects of the fall market after Labor Day and what it might have in store.

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Topics: Market, home buyers, fall, Mortgage Market, home price, Labor Day

First-Time Homebuyers Rising

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 7/25/16 7:30 PM

Mortgage News Daily reports that first-time home buyers increased in June by a “modest percentage”, according to the National Association of Realtors.

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Topics: First Time Home Buyers, Market, Home Buyer, home buyers, Mortgage Market, home buying

4 Fixer-Upper Tips

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 6/28/16 8:30 PM

Buying a fixer-upper is a popular maneuver for first time homebuyers and those looking for their dream home without the dream home price tag.

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Topics: First Time Home Buyers, Renovate, Home Buyer, home buyers, renovation, home buying, fixer-upper, rehab

Confidence in Homebuying

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 6/13/16 4:30 PM

If having the confidence to take the first step toward homeownership seems like a distant dream, then you should wake up. Those who lack confidence in homebuying could be missing out on the advantages of an otherwise opportune time to call yourself a first-time home buyer!

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Topics: Mortgage, First Time Home Buyers, Home Buyer, home buyers

To Sell & Buy Again

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 5/24/16 6:30 PM

Some housing market economists are calling the current market ideal for those looking to sell their house and buy another one.

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Topics: Market, Home Buyer, Sellers, home buyers, Mortgage Market

Explanation Letter: Explained

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 5/4/16 8:30 PM

If you’ve begun the process as a first time homebuyer, at some point or another, you could be asked to provide a Letter of Explanation. If it sounds scary – know that it’s not.

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Topics: Loans, First Time Home Buyers, Home Loans, home buyers, letter of explanation

Seasonal Trends & Home Buying

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 4/26/16 8:30 PM

Seasonality plays an important role in home buying. If you’re new to the home buying game, you may not know about this underappreciated trend in the mortgage industry.

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Topics: Market, Home Sales, Home Buyer, home buyers, Mortgage Market, season, homebuying

Today’s Homebuyer

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 3/29/16 5:30 PM

Thanks to an infographic based on a recent report from Chase Mortgage Banking, “Insights from the Mind of the Modern Homebuyer”, a sample of 1,014 adults in the U.S revealed some interesting findings about today’s homebuyer.

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Topics: Mortgage, home buyers, real estate agent, financing, homebuying, digital, mortgage banker

Trade-Offs Home Buyers Should Consider

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 3/8/16 8:30 PM

Life is all about give and take - this is also true for home buying. If you find yourself with a sprawling wish list of features for your new home, don’t be surprised if you have to make some concessions. But don’t take it too hard – realtor.com has asked some experts about which compromises are worth making when it comes to finding your new home.

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Topics: Home, Money, Home Value, home buyers, Lot Size, architecture, trade, yard, garage, square footage, location

Buying to Rent

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 3/2/16 8:30 AM

Is the landlord life for you? The dream of many is to invest in homes, condos, and buildings to buy and rent out – making the most of your investment could be tricky.

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Topics: Home, Rent, Renting, Real Estate, Sellers, home buyers, Rental Market, investment

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