After several years of diligently saving money, I’m nearly ready to purchase my first home. Because I’ve been thinking about buying a home for so long, I know exactly what I want my house to look like. I desire a place that has three bedrooms and three bathrooms. I also need a quiet space to set up my home office in. I want a massive, walk-in closet in my master bedroom. My master bathroom needs to have double vanities, a tiled, walk-in shower, and a Jacuzzi tub. On this blog, I hope you will discover how to set priorities during your new home search. Enjoy!
13 April 2017
If you're taking the leap and purchasing your first home, the entire process can seem very arduous and confusing. Once you put an offer on a house, and it is accepted, you begin a process known as closing. Depending on the seller, the closing process could take several weeks or months. It comes to an end on the closing date, when the paperwork is signed and you are given the keys to your new home.
16 March 2017
When faced with finding the perfect home for their needs and budget, it can easy for prospective home buyers to feel overwhelmed with all the existing choices on the market. After all, purchasing an existing home is not like buying a specific model of new car or computer, where features can often be customized by the manufacturer depending on what the buyer wants and needs. Instead, each home, even those on the same street or those built by the same builder, are likely to have significant differences that can make the process of choosing the right one even more complicated.
23 January 2017
If you are looking for a condo in a popular location or want to get a home at a low price, purchasing a condo off-plan is one way of doing it. Since these homes are sold before or during the construction phase, there is a lot of opportunity for you to get a (somewhat) customized condo at a significant price reduction while earning equity in the home as its value increases during development.
9 December 2016
Many home buyers want to jump directly into looking at homes and worry about finances once they have a better idea of what they want in a home or once they have a specific home that they would like to finance. Online listings make it easy for people to estimate how much a house would cost and calculate various loans for a home. However, there are several reasons why you should go to a bank and get pre-approved for your loan before you find the real estate agent you want to work with.
7 November 2016
If you are about to move out of your rental apartment, you will want to tidy up, clean and refresh the entire living area before moving day. This should include both the interior and exterior areas. Cleaning up is very important if you expect to have your security deposit returned. Most apartment managers will do a walk-through or move-out inspection after a tenant has moved out. If there is damage, the owners may retain your security deposit for repairs or maintenance, which will be at a monetary loss to you.