home buying

Understanding the Ignored Moving Costs

Understanding the Ignored Moving Costs

Whether you are selling, buying, or renting your home; moving can be a headache and the cost is frequently overlooked.  Failing to prepare for the costs involved has unfortunately left many with thousands in unexpected expenses. Luckily, estimating these costs can be simpler than it seems thanks to a few rules that can be found below.

Maybe Buying a Home Isn't For You

Maybe Buying a Home Isn't For You

Homeownership has been fairly synonymous with the idea of the American Dream and most people seem to really seek it out, but the truth is that it isn’t for everyone.  Increasing the percentage of homeowners has been a goal of many politicians on both sides which shows how important it has become in the eyes of most. This isn’t just speculation either, the perfect example of Real Estate being a nonpartisan issue is shown in the “American Dream Down Payment Fund” that passed Congress in 2002.  This is one of the very few bills that was unanimously voted for. There aren’t many topics that receive that kind of support, but that still doesn’t make homeownership for everyone.

Whole Foods and Boosting Real Estate Value

Whole Foods and Boosting Real Estate Value

The Natural Food Effect has gained a lot of traction in the past years.  This effect claims that when chains like Whole Foods and Trader Joes, stores known for their higher quality/natural food, comes to an area; the Real Estate values in that area rise almost instantly.  After researching this claim it turns out that… it’s TRUE!

Finding The Right Home Inspector

Finding The Right Home Inspector

When it comes to buying a home one of the most important steps is taking care of the home inspection.  After spending countless hours looking for your perfect home, you may think that you are getting the perfect home for a steal but the home inspection could potentially change everything and uncover major issues.  This is where your home inspector can make or break the sale.  But how do you know if you are choosing the right one?