At Quicken Loans, we’re all too aware of the intricacies of the mortgage process – it’s what we specialize in, after all. But, if you’re entering the home-buying market for the first time, it can be a bit of a struggle to figure out what you should be doing and at what time. Don’t fret! Just in time for the holidays, we here at the Zing blog would like to give you the gift of preparation. Here’s our list of things you might not consider (but you totally should) before buying your home – broken down into phases of the home-buying process.
If you’re thinking about buying a home, 2015 might be the year to get into the market. If you’re on the fence, here are the top five reasons you shouldn’t wait another year.
If you’re about to go through the mortgage process for the first time, you probably have some questions. And there are probably some aspects of the buying process that you haven’t even thought to ask questions about. That’s why I’m sharing my experience with you. Here are some things I learned from my very first home-buying experience.
There are valuable tidbits to learn from previous installments of the “Lessons from Real Home Buyers” series. Meet a new homeowner who shares his story and his advice for house hunters.
Disclosing known issues with a property protects the seller from future lawsuits and the buyer from future headaches. Regulations vary by location, but here are some common real estate notification and disclosure rules sellers should consider, and buyers should know to ask about.
So you’re sick of renting and you’re ready to get your first permanent place. Homeownership is a significant part of the American Dream, but no one tells you exactly what to look for in the buying process. Here are some guidelines to get you started.
“The Money Pit” is one of the greatest comedies ever made. A young couple, played by Tom Hanks and Shelley Long, buys a house, and the renovations nearly destroy them. Bathtubs fall through floors, chickens explode from ovens! It’s hilarious. But what does a movie have to do with a mortgage blog? Everything, because “The Money Pit” house is now for sale!
I’ve gotten three VA loans over the years since I was honorably discharged from the Army. I’ve learned a few things about the loan along the way. Here are some of them.
Building the perfect home for you and your family can seem like a daunting task. Where do you even start? Here are some do’s and don’t that will start you in the right direction.
If you’re renting a home or an apartment, the time will likely come when you want to upgrade. Whether you’re looking to settle down with your significant other or you’re itching to invest in more than just your monthly rent check, the time may come when you’re ready to switch hats from renter to homeowner. But how do you know if you’re ready, financially?