How to Find Down Payment Assistance Programs

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You just found your dream home, and it’s within your budget! One thing has you scratching your head though, how are you going to come up with the 20% down payment? You're worried that if you can't find...
Considering A Fixer-Upper? Follow These 21 Tips

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Fixing up a house -- either to live in or to flip -- has become an increasingly popular dream, and it makes sense: Who doesn't love watching all those shows on HGTV while you ponder how much money you could...
13 Questions About Home Inspections, Answered

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If you're not familiar with home inspections, then you might have a lot of questions about what gets inspected, how thorough the inspectors are, why you even need one, and what you can expect if you're walking...
18 Secrets No One Tells You About Buying A House

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Most homeowners aren't shy about telling you how awesome it is and all about the perks of living in a house that they own ... but they're a lot less forthcoming about the ugly aspects of buying a house and the...
How Can an Agent Help Me Fix and Flip a Home?

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Whether you're fixing and flipping in an area you know intimately or a new region where you're not as familiar, agents can help you understand fair market value, identify which fixtures and finishes are going...
11 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Second Home

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If you're thinking about buying a second home for vacation or rental purposes, then you'll need to do some homework before you get serious about shopping. Here are 11 questions that you should ask (and answer)...
​Annual Home Maintenance Checklist

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If you've ever owned a home before, you know that just like your vehicle needs regular maintenance like oil changes to run well—so does your home. It can be easy to ignore or put these things off, but a...
Dealing with Financing

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As the events of the last few years in the real estate industry show, people forget about the tremendous financial responsibility of purchasing a home at their peril. Here are a few tips for dealing with the...