Home Ownership Articles & Videos


owner financingOwner Financing Benefits Buyers and Sellers

Owner financing, done properly, can hold many benefits for both buyer and seller. However, asking a seller to give you owner financing to buy a home can be a tricky proposition. Read more…


owner financed homesBuyer Advice: Choosing the Right Neighborhood

Choosing the right neighborhood can be one of the most difficult decisions a buyer can make. But if you want a home to grow in value, this brief video will give you some ideas on how to make the right choice in neighborhoods for you and your family.


homeownershipNot Prioritizing Homeownership is “the Single Biggest Mistake Millennials are Making.”

While opponents of homeownership claim its the “American Nightmare”, self-made millionaire David Bach is doubling down on his faith in real estate. He thinks that not prioritizing homeownership is the “single biggest mistake millennials are making”. Buying a home is an “escalator to wealth” he tells CNBC. Read more…



homeownershipBuying a Home? Don’t Make These Costly Mistakes

If you’re thinking about buying a home, this might be the best time to do so. The housing market is still going strong and millennials are a big factor. Total mortgage application volume surged 25.5 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis for the week ending Oct 2 compared to the previous week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. Applications to refinance and to purchase homes are now at the highest level in five years. Read more…



Single Women Buying Homes on the Rise

Single women buying homes in the US are on the rise. “Skip the spouse, buy the house” was a line from a recent Bloomberg news story about single women buying homes on their own. It’s catchy, but also true: as the article reported, single women currently account for approximately 17% of new homebuyers in the U.S., versus 7% of single men. Read more…


owner financed homesTiny Houses – A Trend that Shows no Sign of Slowing

Tiny houses used to be a novelty but have now become a trend that shows no sign of slowing. Think you’re ready to chuck 90% of your belongings and live in tiny accommodations? Watch this video for 5 reasons you might just love it.


credit scoreCredit Score Tip: Repair Your Credit Score Before you Start House Hunting

Your credit score means everything when it’s time to purchase a home. Fortunately there are things you can do ahead of time to assure that something as basic as your credit score won’t stand in the way of you and your home purchase. Read more…

 


owner financed homesMost Livable Cities Lists – Not Enough Information to Base Your Relocation On

Most livable cities in the US lists are compiled each year. However researching these most livable cities lists may not give you all the information you need to make a quality decision regarding where you’re relocating to. Take a moment to watch this brief video.


property valueProperty Value, and the Variety of things that Influence it

Property value can be affected by many different things. We all know that living near a good school increases the value of your home. But who knew a neighboring cemetery can adversely affect your property value? Read more…

 


new homeNew Home Shopping? Take a Moment to Look Beyond the WOWS!

New home shopping can be invigorating! When shopping for a new home, it’s easy to fall in love. You can find yourself dazzled by the sprawling backyard, trendy kitchen, or sky-high ceilings, and want to make an offer right then and there. Read more…


resale homeResale Home or New Home – What’s Best for You?

Resale home purchases definitely come with perks. But then again so do new home purchases. Prospective home buyers looking at areas where new neighborhoods are being developed have a decision to make that’s affected by price, availability, features, and style. Do I buy a new build or a resale home? Read more…


home_buyers_guideHome Buyers Guide to Survival in a Competitive Market

Home buyers can easily become discouraged once serious house hunting begins. In hot real estate markets, buying a property may feel like a nearly impossible feat. Skyrocketing prices, low inventory, and bidding wars can make a prospective buyer feel dejected. Read more…


second mortgagesSecond Mortgages: Make Your Dreams Happen – Carefully

Second mortgages as defined by RateHub are “additional loans taken out on a property that is already mortgaged.” Sounds risky – and indeed second mortgages come with plenty of risks. But they also comes with rewards. Read more…


home improvementsHome Improvements that Increase Your Homes Value

Home improvements can have a great impact on the value of your home. This year, if you’re looking to increase the value of your home but are unsure what home improvements to make, think curb appeal. Read more…

 


remodelingRemodeling in the Fall? Don’t Start Without Reading This

Remodeling in the Fall? There are a few things that should be considered. As temperatures cool down, and we prepare for a season of shorter, darker days, it’s time to think about the inside of your home – how to make it as glorious on gloomy days as it was during the brilliant sunshine of summer. Read more…


staging your homeStaging Your Home to Bring in Top Dollar and a Fast Sale

Staging your home may yield surprising results. In a hot market, selling your home may be easy. But selling it for top dollar takes a little more work. Read more…


open floor plansOpen Floor Plans: These Hacks Cut Noise in Large Spaces

Open floor plans are all the rage with designers and their decorista clients. And why not? Open floor plans can make a space feel large and airy, provide the room-to-room flow that supports today’s relaxed lifestyles, plus it’s so in now that alternatives look dated. Read more…


first-time-buyersFirst-Time Buyers are Gravitating Toward Smaller Homes

The Association recently released the NAHB Home Builder Preferences Survey indicating that smaller homes are selling well, primarily to first-time buyers.
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down paymentsDown Payments Depend on Your Mortgage Type

Down payments depend on many different factors. A question from home buyers, particularly first timers, is: “How much do I have to put down to buy a house?”
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remodelingRemodeling a Condo? You’re Playing by a Different Set of Rules

Remodeling a Condo can present a different set of concerns than owners of detached homes have when it comes to remodeling. Read more…

 


downsizingDownsizing Can Happen at any Age

Downsizing is sometimes associated with retirees and empty nesters, but as it turns out, more and more homeowners of all ages are looking for smaller residential footprints. Read more…


for sale by ownerFor Sale by Owner Home Sales on the Decline

For Sale by Owner home sales are on the decline despite the prevalence of online tools that can facilitate DIY sales. Read more…

 


seller financingSeller Financing vs Rent to Own

Seller financing and rent to own are both great ways for buyers to purchase real estate. When looking for home financing, it’s easy to confuse seller financing with a rent to own transaction. Read more…

 


lease purchase optionLease Purchase Option – An Alternate Way to Home Ownership

Lease purchase option is an often overlooked type of financing that can make home ownership a reality for cash-strapped buyers. Read more…

 


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