Five First Time Home Buyer Tips

Buying a home can be nerve-racking, especially for a first-time home buyer. These tips can help you navigate the process and avoid common mistakes. 1. Start saving for a down payment early It’s common to shoot for 20% down but many lenders allow much less, and for first-time home buyers, some programs allow as little […]

5 Questions to Answer When Undertaking a Home Renovation

Whether you’ve purchased a home with the idea of renovating it or you’ve been in your home for years and it’s finally time to update – a home renovation is a journey. That journey may begin with smaller home improvement projects that eventually results in a multi-room home remodel or a total overhaul. Each person’s home renovation will be unique with different expenses and surprises along the way.

What to Expect in a Home Inspection: Checklist and Tips

Every wise homebuyer knows that a home inspection is a must-have before closing a deal on a home. If you choose to do an inspection yourself or hire a professional home inspector, be certain to be educated to get the most out of the inspection. A thorough home inspection will provide quality information and will […]

4 Reasons Why You Should Consider Adjustable Rate Mortgages

Adjustable rate mortgages (ARMs) are in their essence, mortgage loans with variable rates. Whether you are a first-time home-buyer or someone looking to purchase a second home, here are four big reasons why you should consider Adjustable Rate Mortgages (ARM). It could very well save you thousands down the road. #1: Lower rates help you […]

How Does Refinancing Work and When To Refinance My Mortgage

There are many reasons as to why you should consider refinancing. As with any financial decision, arming yourself with knowledge of how refinancing works, its benefits and risks is always a good practice. You could potentially save yourself a hundred or two every month. Now that’s some significant savings that could be invested elsewhere. What […]

A First-time Home Buyer’s Guide to Mortgages

Thinking of buying your first home by getting a mortgage, but don’t know where to start? Here is a break-down of the absolute must-knows from mortgage rates to first-time home buyers benefits, and everything in-between. Pull out your pen and paper because you’re about to do some hands-on math exercises, or if you’re uncomfortable hearing […]