35 Things Home Inspectors Examine

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What does a home inspection involve? Standards and specifics vary from state to state, but in general, the inspector is responsible for making sure there are no glaring, obvious issues with a home that's being...
Home Affordability is Steadily Decreasing

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While market conditions are generally shifting in a direction less favorable to sellers, the movement isn’t necessarily favoring buyers either. As prices, interest rates and property taxes continue to rise,...
12 Steps For Making An Offer On A House

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When you make an offer on a house, in some ways, it's the first serious step toward homeownership: You're telling the seller that you're interested enough in their property to literally put your money on the...
29 Ways To Prepare For A Home Inspection

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A home sale is usually a stressful event for both buyers and sellers, but while a buyer's stress is usually centered around the mortgage loan, for sellers, the source of stress is almost always about the home...
13 Steps To Close The Sale Of Your Home

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The home closing process feels like the home stretch to sellers -- you've done all the work to get the house ready to sell, marketed it in an attractive way to buyers, and now you're ready to move. Although...
How To Calculate What You Can Afford On A Home

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Whether you've already started saving for a down payment on a house, or you're just starting to toy with the idea of what it would be like to rent instead of buy, there's one question you have to answer before...
2019 Real Estate Outlook

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Most experts predict that closed sales will decline while prices will continue to rise through and beyond 2019, but at a slower rate.
9 Types Of Mortgage Loans To Consider

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If you've never bought a home before, the sheer number of mortgage loan options can be overwhelming. What's the difference between a conventional loan and a government loan, and should you go with an...