Tag: home buyer

Which housing market is the hottest in Texas — Dallas or Austin?

There’s no doubt that the Dallas-Fort Worth housing market is jalapeño hot, with homes getting multiple offers on the day they hit the market, many of those for far over the asking price, and many offers being cash instead of financed deals. But for a taste of a housing...

Beware, home buyers: A record number of homes are selling above their asking price

This year’s spring home-buying season is set to be one of the most competitive ever, as the pandemic continues to stoke interest in homeownership. And home prices are skyrocketing as a result. A new report from real-estate brokerage Redfin RDFN, -0.22% found that 39% of homes sold above their listing price during the four-week...

5 Hidden Costs of Home Buying

Buying a home is an expensive endeavor. But in addition to expenses you’ve planned for—a down payment, closing costs, hiring movers—a few unexpected ones are likely to pop up as you’re on a path to home ownership. To help avoid that sticker shock, real estate experts shared with House...

Tips For Buying A Home In 2021

Are you planning on buying a home in 2021? If so, you’ve come to the right place! Buying a home is a great way to finally get off the ‘seesaw’ of renting and invest in your future but there are several important things that you should do before you...

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...