STEPS TO BUYING A HOME: GET PRE-QUALIFIED

Whether it is your first house, second home, retirement home, or investment property always start the house search with a pre-approval in handWhen you’re ready to find a home, the last thing you want to do is limit your possibilities. Dream big, right?But you’d be totally bummed if you found a perfect pad, only to […]

BUYING NEW JUST MAKES SENSE

  Buying New Makes Sense One quick glance at today’s headlines, and it’s no wonder that, as concerned consumers, we’re pinching pennies more than ever. In a recent survey conducted by HSBC Bank USA, 64 percent of us plan to cut unnecessary spending this year. And, in a similar survey by Discover Financial Services, about […]

WHAT IS A FIRST-TIME HOME BUYER LOAN?

First-time home buyers who work with us often have the same question: Should we or shouldn’t we get a first-time home buyer loan? In fact, there are a number of advantages and disadvantages attached to this type of loan. So today, we thought we would take a few moments to share with you what you […]

ENERGY EFFICIENCY TIPS

If you’re dead-set on that charming but energy-inefficient house, here are some relatively inexpensive ways to whittle your energy bills after you move in. By Melinda Fulmer of MSN Real Estate 1. Replace your refrigerator This is one of the biggest energy-guzzling appliances in the house, says Lisa Dornan, spokeswoman for Direct Energy, and there have been big […]