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.
11 April 2017
If you have decided that you want to start investing in real estate to rent out but are not able to afford properties that are located in your city, then you should consider buying homes in a surrounding rural area. However, homes in rural areas can come with some rental complications that you won't otherwise have to contend with when buying homes in more populated areas. While rural rental homes can earn you a nice return on your investment, you must consider each of these factors before you decide to make a purchase:
6 April 2017
When you sell your home through a real estate agency, you will probably have to pay a commission that is between 5% to 6%, but that is not the only expense you will have. There are many other expenses you may have when selling a home, and it's important to plan on these things so you can set your asking price at the right amount. Here are some of the expenses you may have as you sell your house.
31 March 2017
House hunting can be fun and exciting, but it can also be overwhelming. It can be hard to keep track of all the features you like and dislike in the homes you view, and it can be even harder to narrow down your selection to just one house. To make this easier, you should keep notes on all the houses you view, and you should make sure you view a house at least two times (or more) before you make an offer.
23 March 2017
If you're pretty handy, buying a fixer-upper can be a good investment. Put a year or two of work into it, and you'll have a nice home that you can either continue living in or sell for a profit. But it's very important that you don't get in over your head with a fixer upper that needs more work than you can muster. Here's a look at three problems that are not often worth your while to fix.