Category Archives: Home Buying Tips

Does Your New Build Need a Home Inspection?

home inspection

If you’ve chosen to buy a brand new home rather than one that has been lived in previously, you may find yourself wondering if a home inspection is really necessary. After all, if everything has been built and installed brand-new, an inspection seems silly – or does it? Believe it or not, an inspection on […]


Common Real Estate Contingencies You Should Know

real-estate-contingencies

The term “contingency” refers to a provision you make for a circumstance that you may not be able to predict, and in real estate, especially as a home buyer, certain contingencies are quite common. Real estate contingencies are terms that buyers set for sellers with the agreement that the seller will meet the terms for […]




How Much House Can You Really Afford?

affording a house

Buying a house can be a terrifying challenge for first-timers, especially if they are not familiar with the preapproval process associated with getting a mortgage. It can be tempting to go check out every house on the market, but if you don’t know how much house you can afford, you may be setting yourself up […]


5 Tips for Working with Your First REALTOR

First Realtor

A REALTOR is a licensed agent who belongs to the National Association of REALTORS, which is the largest group of its kind in the country. If you’re buying your first home, then there’s a good chance you’ll also be working with your first REALTOR. Below are five tips for getting the most out of your […]


Are you Ready for Tax Day?

Tax Day

Tax day is just over a month away, and the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is now in effect, which means there are new requirements for homeowners. The media covered the changes in much detail in early 2018, and I wanted to share a few housing-related highlights with you as you get ready to file […]