Are you shopping for a home but not sure if you’re ready to make an offer on a property that’s caught your eye? Some home sellers may be willing to let you spend a night or two at the property so you can feel confident with making an offer. Read on to find out more.
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According to the NAR Community Preference Survey of 2013, most Americans prefer houses with easy walks to schools, stores and restaurants over houses with large yards, but where you have to drive to go to schools, stores and restaurants (55% to 40%). An even larger majority prefers houses with smaller yards but a shorter commute to work over houses with larger yards but a longer commute to work (57% to 36%).
At Quicken Loans, we like to throw the old rulebook out the window from time to time – and we find that by doing things differently, we can make the experience of buying a home even better for our clients. So we say, go ahead – take a different route to the finish line! And with our brand new approach to home buying called Mortgage First, you can do just that.
Sometimes when you’re caught up in the task of finding your dream home, you’ll feel pressured to close the deal before you inspect every nook and cranny. This week, I’m going to walk you through what to look out for in the doors and windows of your potential home.
Life is very unpredictable. Part of the unpredictability for many is having to move to a different state for a job or some other reason. I recently went through the entire process of finding and buying a home in a new state, and l learned a lot from it. Here are the things that I learned from this process so hopefully you can be better prepared to take on the challenge of finding a new home in a new state.
House hunting can be overwhelming, so it’s helpful to focus on one room at a time when you walk through potential homes.Cover your house-hunting bases by making sure the kitchen you commit to is sturdy and convenient for your lifestyle.
After making just about every mistake in the book regarding three different houses in three years at Michigan State University, I would like to provide some insight into the college house search and offer some suggestions to help make the process much smoother for you.
The phrase “They don’t make ‘em like they used to” often applies to houses. Sometimes, newer homes don’t have the same charm and character of older models. However, the older the home, the more chances there are for problems that can cost you money in the long run. Check out a few of these areas before you move in to that old house.
Buying a home is a tricky, complicated, expensive, draining and stressful process. Okay, not always, but it definitely can be. One seemingly easy way out would be to buy a home from a family member or friend. You’d get a lower price, a quicker process, potential for owner financing, and wouldn’t it be much easier to deal with someone you already have a great relationship with? Buying a home in a non-arm’s length transaction might be a great idea, but there are a number of things you need to know before you can pop the cork.
When looking for a house, some things are no-brainers. It’s important to take a step back and look at more than just the house when searching for your perfect home.