Tag: home buying tips

Tax tips for home buyers and sellers

While the 2019 tax filing season may be over, if you’re buying or selling real estate this year, you may want to consult a tax expert as well as a real estate agent. “The key is to become a great record keeper — that can save you a big...

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...

Home Buying Tips For Unmarried Couples

Are you planning on buying a home with your partner or fiancé? If so, there’s no doubt that buying a home can be a stressful experience when you’re married but it can also be even more stressful if you’re unmarried that’s why in this article I will share with...

Home Buying Tips For First Time Buyers

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Tips for First-Time Home Buyers

1. Start saving for a down payment early It’s common to put 20% down, but many lenders now permit much less, and first-time home buyer programs allow as little as 3% down. But putting down less than 20% may mean higher costs and paying for private mortgage insurance, and...

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...

Things First Time Home Buyers Don’t Consider

  Buying a home for the first time? If so, there are a variety of things that first-time home buyers don’t consider because when it comes to buying your first home, the process can be sometimes overwhelming because there’s a lot to consider. Thankfully, you can rest easy as...

Home Buying Tips – What Is an Origination Fee? How Much Does It Cost?

By Heath Olinger During the process of buying a home you’re going to encounter more than one fee including an origination fee but the big question is what exactly is this fee and how much does it cost? About the Origination Fee In basic terms, an origination fee—sometimes referred...