Tag: home buyer

What Credit Score Do You Need To Get A Mortgage?

Your FICO score is the first thing a mortgage lender will check when seeing if you qualify for a loan. While there are many factors involved in qualifying for a loan, your credit score is the most important. The minimum credit score you need to purchase a home will...

What to Budget for When Buying A Home

Are you planning on buying a home in Dallas Texas or elsewhere in the DFW area? If so, there are a variety of things that you should budget for before making your purchase. In this article, I will provide you with tips on what you should budget for before...

Four First Time Home Buying Mistakes To Avoid

Now is a good time for first-time house hunters to prepare for the spring homebuying season. If you’re a novice to the market, you might want to hear from experts on the biggest mistakes first-time homebuyers make. According to Corey Burr, a senior vice president at TTR Sotheby’s International...

When to walk away: Red flags in the home buying process

Buying a home is an incredibly exciting decision, but it rarely goes as smoothly as we hope. From questions about the neighbors, to surprises on the inspection report, add in the nerves associated with making one of the biggest investments of your life, and it begs the question: how...

Unexpected ways to use those Roth IRA contributions

Here’s a look at three other unexpected ways to use a Roth IRA. 1. Getting smart. In addition to emergencies, a Roth IRA can be a useful way to save up for non-retirement expenses. One example: As a savings vehicle for a portion of a child’s higher-education costs. Contribute the...