A Mortgage In Your 50s

It’s not hard to find a 50-something asking the question, “Am I too old to buy a home?” The answer is, absolutely not. A couple of decades ago, the assumption was that everybody retired around age...

Steps To Buy A Home

First of all, have your credit checked. Homebuyers to have their credit checked six months before buying a place to make sure their FICO score is where it needs to be. Know what you can afford...

Are You Ready to Rent?

Although you may feel ready to get out on your own, make sure your finances are in order before you take the leap. Take a look at some rental listings in the areas in which you are interested in...

Is Condo Life For You?

There are a many benefits to owning your own condo – chief among them the fact that you actually own your own condo! However, along with the benefits, there can be unforeseen hassles. For...

Selling Your House?

The peak homebuying season may be over, but there are still steps you can take to ensure a speedy sale. Setting the right price and making an excellent first impression are both essential to...

Reverse Mortgages

A reverse mortgage is a home loan that provides cash payments based on home equity. Homeowners normally “defer payment of the loan until they die, sell, or move out of the home.” Upon...

Buying Luxury Real Estate

There is not one design, style or size that embodies a luxury home. It could be a sprawling 15,000-square-foot French manor set on several rolling acres, or it could be a 4,000-square-foot...

Questions For Your Realtor

If you are like most home buyers and sellers, chances are you’ll want a qualified real estate agent to help you through the process. Agents act as liaisons between buyers and sellers, and...

Working As A Real Estate Agent

Real estate salespeople, and other licensees who are required to work for and under the umbrella of a designated broker, are often referred to as real estate agents. In legal language, the term...

Unvestment Property

A real estate property that has been purchased with the intention of earning a return on the investment (purchase), either through rent (income), the future resale of the property, or both. An...

What’s a Property Survey?

A property survey shows the boundaries of the property indicating the lot size, and includes a written description of the property. Property surveys, which resemble a map, are carried out during...

Top Mortgage Mistakes

During the 2007-2009 financial crisis, the United States economy crumbled because of a problem with mortgage foreclosures. Borrowers all over the nation had trouble paying their mortgages. At the...