When buying a house with financing, the lender must verify the home's value and condition. Usually through ordering an appraisal. Conventional and FHA appraisals have slightly different processes and may vary in their requirements.
Tip. Federal Housing Administration, or FHA, loans typically have strict appraisal inspection guidelines. A conventional appraisal and FHA appraisal may have different requirements for passing inspection.
While real estate agents are still key in the home buying process, buyers are increasingly looking to do more leg work online before involving the experts.
Set Yourself Up For Social
Make sure you have social media accounts on all the big networks (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, and even Instagram if you snap a lot of house pics). Interact with users, share good press, and promote your properties.
Forget spring, fall is a good time to buy and sell. Historically the real estate buying season begins in early spring. Recent data reveals fall can be even a better time for both sellers and buyers in markets around the country! There are a few obvious reasons as to why the fall is easier, like how all the families looking to buy before school starts are out of the picture. But besides that, let us offer 6 additional reasons to consider a fall re...
Homes with high curb appeal command higher prices and take less time to sell.
The way a property looks from the street - attractively landscaped and well-maintained - will make a memorable and lasting first impression. Potential buyers are going to love the little and big details put in with love.
Wash Your House’s Face REALTORS® say washing a house can add $10,000 to $15,000 to the sale prices of some houses. A bucket of soapy water and a long-han...
If you ask a real estate agent when the best time to buy a home is, chances are the answer will always be “now.” As housing prices and mortgage rates start to tick up, the real estate agent’s advice may be right on target.
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Housing Market Has Mostly Recovered
It’s not just mortgage rates that are on the rise. Housing prices are also rising in most markets across the country. As prices rise, the Federal Housing Financ...