Month: May 2014
Looking Past the Ugly Wallpaper
First time homebuyers are often distracted by things like ugly wallpaper, dark lighting, and a backyard that’s more dirt than grass. Often, these things make people walk away from a house that may otherwise be absolutely perfect. That’s why many realtors stress that it’s important to see beyond the décor and look at the structure itself. A good house may be hidden behind some ugly colors, but it’s still a good house. You can always repair and change things that […]
What if your Financing Falls Through?
You’ve found your dream home. You’ve made an offer and it has been accepted. Now you’re just a few days out from the closing. Then the call comes in. For whatever reason, your financing didn’t go through. Now it looks like the house you’ve always wanted is lost! What can you do if your financing falls through at the last minute? First of all, do everything you can to make sure you’re never in this position. This is one of […]
Gay and Lesbian House Buying with Kids
While some first time home buyers are couples who have chosen not to marry, and others are not able to legally marry, still others have just gotten married and haven’t started a family yet, there are many families with one or more children who are looking to purchase a house. These families will have slightly different priorities than families without children. If you’re in the market for a house and have children, you’ll need to keep these things in mind: […]
How Many Homes Should You See?
When you set out to buy a house, you might want to see every home you come across. However, that’s not really practical. Even with a realtor helping you, you may still end up with a huge list of houses you want to take a look at. Some people start out looking at one or two homes, but by the time they settle on one, they’ve been inside dozens. The problem really only comes when you’ve found two or three […]