Tag: Real Estate

First Time Home Buyers’ Incentives
Posted on 11/13/2019
First Time Home Buyers’ Incentives
Purchasing your first home can be a thrilling journey, and an incentive can help to lessen the burden. To qualify for this incentive, you don't need a massive pile of cash in the bank for a down payment. You also don't need a perfect credit score. As a first time home buyer, there are specific scores to help...
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Calculating Mortgage Costs
Posted on 08/28/2019
Calculating Mortgage Costs
Learning the nuances of buying a home does not take a college degree in mathematics. You do not even need to know calculus or trigonometry. The numbers all come from multiplication, division, and percentages. However, understanding the numbers is not all there is to know about mortgages. Debt finance has a language of its own, so here are...
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Calculate the Cost of Living Index
Posted on 07/31/2019
Calculate the Cost of Living Index
You hear about this magic "cost-of-living index" number, but where does it come from and how can you use it to improve your real estate experience? The cost of living index is a numerical measurement of the relative cost to live in a specific geographic region. There are a lot of economic formulas out there, but it basically...
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8 Essential Real Estate Terms You Should Know
Posted on 07/03/2019
8 Essential Real Estate Terms You Should Know
Home buying and selling can be a complicated process, especially for first-timers. The vocabulary involved will only compound your confusion if you jump right into it without knowing what they mean. Real estate, like other fields, has some terms that are peculiar to it. Before you set out to list your home for sale or seek to buy...
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How The Real Estate Market Is Effected By Climate Change
Posted on 06/26/2019
How The Real Estate Market Is Effected By Climate Change
Making market projections is hard to do. In real estate, it is an exact science that requires a lot of thinking and a lot of due diligence. With a lot of economic and market factors, who would have thought they must also consider climate factors when investing in the real estate market. It is incredible how far the...
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Mortgage Type - What Does That Mean?
Posted on 06/05/2019
Mortgage Type - What Does That Mean?
Multiple options are available when it comes to real estate loans. Figuring out which one you need can be disconcerting, to say the least. So, if you’re new to the game, here’s a quick guide to help you along. Standard Mortgages: Conventional – Loans that fall within the FNMA/FHLMC (Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac) guidelines where the Federal government is...
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5 Key Points to Ponder Before You Sell Your House
Posted on 05/01/2019
5 Key Points to Ponder Before You Sell Your House
Why are you selling? It is your investment, and you can do whatever you want with your house, but it’s helpful to scrutinize your reasons for wanting to sell. You might feel that your new station in life warrants a bigger home in a Beverly Hills-type neighborhood. However, will you be able to keep up with the mortgage...
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