House Hunting Tips

House Hunting Tips

House Hunting Tips House hunting is exciting.  These house hunting tips will help keep you on track.  There is lots to consider when you are house hunting.  Once you start looking online you can easily be drawn into premature jubilation. A process is actually...
Wants vs Needs?

Wants vs Needs?

Wants vs Needs? Buyers who try to get everything may end up not getting a home at all! Dividing your desires into the two lists (wants vs needs) will force you to reveal to yourself what is truly the most important quality in a home. This allows you to start your home...
Leaving California for Affordable Phoenix

Leaving California for Affordable Phoenix

Just not affordable! Leaving California for affordable areas Residents of coastal Southern California are increasingly making the decision to move away to find affordable housing — a trend many economists blame on a housing shortage driving rents and home prices...
Bad Habits Buyers Have

Bad Habits Buyers Have

You want to buy a house.  You are committed to the process.  You want to be successful in your quest.  And yet many buyers are their own worst enemy.  Here are some bad habits to avoid. Too secretive: You should think of yourself and your Realtor as a team, but the...
Home Buying Tips

Home Buying Tips

  Home shoppers are increasingly facing steep competition for the limited number of homes for sale.  Follow these buying tips.   1. Stick to a budget. Have buyers get preapproved by one or more lenders to ensure eligibility. Be sure to also take into account...
What is APR vs Interest Rate

What is APR vs Interest Rate

Understanding the difference between annual percentage rate, or APR, and interest rate could save you thousands of dollars on your mortgage. But if you’re like most homebuyers, you probably don’t know that the interest rate and the APR measure 2 important,...