Category Archives: Buying

  • Top 6 Websites for Researching a City

    BY Lisa Duke

    Buying a house can be an intimidating process. Buying a house and moving to a new city can be even more stressful. Thankfully, there is so much information available online, you can now learn all about your new home before... 

  • How to Save on Homeowners Insurance

    BY Lisa Duke

    When buying a house, you don’t just have to consider the purchase price. You also need to factor in the cost of homeowners insurance. The good news is — there are ways you can save on your monthly premium. Here’s... 

  • 2018 Housing Trends

    BY Lisa Duke

    Now that 2018 is here, it’s time to look ahead at what the year may bring for the real estate market. Though there’s no way to predict exactly what will happen, housing experts and economic forecasters can make educated... 

  • New Year’s Resolutions for Buyers and Sellers

    BY Lisa Duke

    The New Year brings a fresh start and the opportunity to set goals and intentions for the coming months. If you’re going to be buying or selling a home in 2018, now is the time to strategize. Here are some New Year’s... 

  • What Do Real Estate Agents Do?

    BY Lisa Duke

    You’ve probably been told that if you’re buying or selling a house, you should work with a professional real estate agent. But do you know what real estate agents actually do for you? We understand that it can seem kind... 

  • How to Relax When Buying a Home

    BY Lisa Duke

    Buying a home can be stressful! From collecting all your financial documents to making it through the inspection process, so much can happen to cause anxiety before closing day. It’s enough to make even the most relaxed... 

  • What to Expect on Closing Day

    BY Lisa Duke

    You searched for and found a house. You put in an offer that was accepted. You applied for a mortgage, got a home inspection and completed what seemed like a thousand other tasks, all in preparation for closing day. If you’re... 

  • Should You Make a Backup Offer?

    BY Lisa Duke

    You’ve found a house you love and you’re ready to make an offer. Unfortunately, you find out from your real estate agent that the house is under contract – meaning the seller has already accepted another offer. While... 

  • 11 Common Real Estate Terms Explained

    BY Lisa Duke

    If you’re buying or selling a home, you’ll probably come across some terms that you’ve never heard before, or don’t completely understand. Being confused about the terminology can make an already complex process that... 

  • What Are Closing Costs?

    BY Lisa Duke

    When buying a home, you know you should expect to have a certain amount of money saved for a down payment. But have you stopped to consider how much you’ll need to have set aside for closing costs?  Here we’ll break...