Becoming a homeowner of course brings with it paying for various fees and services, but there are smaller fees that you may not be thinking about when penciling out how much you can spend on buying a home. Add into your budget fees for the following buyer fees: Home inspection Appraisal fee Survey report Title […]
“No buyer wants to pay too much for a house…buyers should know when a property is overpriced and be equipped with strategies to avoid overpaying.” (CNN. “How to avoid overpaying for a home.” www.cnn.com/2019/01/11/success/overpaying-for-a-home) CNN has practical tips here: “How to avoid overpaying for a home.”
“Although the majority of homeowners prefer the trusty hands of a professional, data suggests that “do it yourself” remodeling projects are on the rise. “In fact, the National Association of Realtors 2019 Remodeling Impact Report indicates that 53% of home projects were completed by a professional, whereas 47% were completed by a homeowner.” (Housing Wire. https://www.housingwire.com/articles/47836-nar-diy-projects-now-competing-with-renovation-professionals. 3 January […]
Nearly half of homeowners have had to make (and pay for) an unexpected repair within the first year of owning their home. Do you have money set aside for a repair? 12% had to use savings to pay for the majority of the home repair and/or improvement 13% had to go into debt for the […]
Here’s a recap of what’s been going on in the California real estate market. Real estate sales and prices decreased in the month of November.
Here’s some of the biggest misconceptions that home buyers have — and some financial misconceptions.
Financial documents are important when you’re on your own, but even more so when you have a family. Here are four different documents you should probably have: 1. Beneficiary designations 2. A will 3. A Heath Care Proxy 4. An Advance Medical Directive (living will) Read the rest of Forbes’ article on this here: “4 Basic Financial […]
When you write a purchase offer, the back-and-forth between you and the seller begins (typically with real estate agents advising both of you) — and when you are intentional about your number and why, the more successful you’re offer will be. Following some guidelines from HouseLogic when choosing your purchase offer amount will help: Know […]