Have you ever dreamt of designing and building your own home? Do you have Pinterest boards filled with ideas? Do you look at homes and think, I would have done that differently? Building a home certainly isn’t easy, but it’s also not as lofty of a goal as you might think. The most important step is hiring the right builder – of which there are many.
Real estate transactions are complicated for several reasons. They involve legal, financial, and emotional aspects – many of which are intertwined together.
In order to make sure a real estate transaction involves a smooth transfer of money and ownership, there are a number of closing costs associated with a normal deal. While no single fee, payment, or tax is exuberant, they can compound and become rather expensive. Knowing how to lower your closing costs could be the difference between spending more than you have to and staying within a reasonable budget.
For many Americans, a home in a gated community is a goal that will verify wealth and success. When you live in a gated community, there’s a sense of privilege that comes with owning the property at that address.
If you wish to purchase such a home in the Houston region, there are plenty to choose from. The Woodlands is one of the most highly valued areas, and it can boast of an array of prestigious, gated neighborhoods.… [Read More]
When it comes to buying a home, most people immediately think there are only a couple of options: apartment/condo or single-family home. But ignoring the feasibility of a townhome would be a huge disservice. … [Read More]
The move into a new house is exciting … especially if it’s the first home you’ve ever owned. But it can also feature a lot of anxiety and stress.
You’re moving into a house with which you aren’t familiar — other than a couple of showings and inspections — and you’d like the process goes smoothly. In order to ensure a smooth move-in, you need to do certain things after closing … but prior to unloading all your belongings into the house.
If you take the time to familiarize yourself with the following actions in proper sequence, you can speed up the process and set the stage for a successful move-in.
When a young couple buys their first home, they generally view it as a starter home. In other words, it’s something they see themselves living in for a few years and eventually selling after their financial situation has improved and they can afford more space/features/etc…. [Read More]
Thus far, 2018 is shaping up to be the year of a buyer’s market. Houses are slow to sell as more and more individuals decide they’d to rent.
The solution for this trend could be to combine the two in a rent-to-own option. This could be the perfect solution for a seller trying to move the property and a buyer who’s hesitant to make a huge commitment…. [Read More]
Much like the prices in the stock market, the prices of properties in a given neighborhood can cycle up or down, based on external variables. Hypothetically, you can use these swings to your advantage—especially if you’re considering buying a new home or selling your old one…. [Read More]
Buying a home and taking out a mortgage have essentially become synonymous over the years. Almost everyone takes out a loan to purchase a house, but that doesn’t mean you have to.
It’s a wonderful feeling to be able to buy a house with cash, and, regardless of your income, you might actually be able to do this in the future…. [Read More]
When it comes to real estate negotiations, nothing is more important than leverage. The individual with the leverage is the individual who will ultimately come away with a more favorable outcome (assuming they’re able to couple the leverage with patience).
From a buyer’s perspective, nothing gives you more leverage than knowing that a seller is motivated to unload their house. The question is, how can you tell if a seller is motivated?… [Read More]