Should I Look at Homes First or Apply for a Loan?

Should I Look at Homes First or Apply for a Loan?

I hear a lot of agents telling buyers to apply for a home loan before looking at any property but is this always the best direction? I have found that applying first and looking at homes second only works about half of the time. The reason for this being that buyers...
Top Mistakes Many First Time Buyers Make

Top Mistakes Many First Time Buyers Make

The last thing we want is to have regrets after buying such a large purchase, a home. If you’re like a lot of consumers these days, you’ve done your research, you’ve become educated, and you understand a little bit more about the home buying process....

What Will it Cost You If You Wait to Buy?

I speak to a lot of real estate agents that have issues with buyers waiting to buy. Obviously, we know the prices consistently go up over the years even if there are drops here or there but what is really the difference if you buy now versus waiting until next year?...
Is the Housing Market Cooling Off?

Is the Housing Market Cooling Off?

It seems that houses are not flying off the “shelf” as they did just 3 to 4 months ago so what is exactly happening and what does that mean for buyers and sellers now? Late spring and summer are typically some of the busiest times in the US housing market...
How Does a Mortgage Loan Officer Get Paid?

How Does a Mortgage Loan Officer Get Paid?

Many first-time homebuyers and borrowers ask how a mortgage officer or lender gets paid? Well, let me break it down for you so you understand all of the details involved in a real estate transaction or refinance. Mortgage officers or loan offers are typically paid by...