First Time Home Buyer

April 25, 2014 - 11:21 AM
Happy Arbor Day! Whether you just bought a home that needs landscaping work or you just want to add a tree (or two) to your existing landscaping, planting a tree is a great investment in your home. Not only does it add enjoyment for you, but if you plant the right kind of tree, it can add up to $1,500 in Read More

Buyers: Trees for Your New Home

Happy Arbor Day! Whether you just bought a home that needs landscaping work or you just want to add a tree (or two) to your existing landscaping, planting a tree is a great investment in your home.

February 28, 2014 - 8:52 AM
Found your perfect dream home? Congrats! Or maybe you are still on the fence about going through with the actual buying process. Either way, you might want to understand and realize the potential tax benefits of buying your first house.  Figuring out which ones specifically apply to your circumstances could Read More

Tax benefits available for first-time home buyers!

Found your perfect dream home? Congrats! Or maybe you are still on the fence about going through with the actual buying process. Either way, you might want to understand and realize the potential tax benefits of buying your first house.  Figuring out which ones specifically apply to your circumstances could mean substantial reductions on your next tax return.

February 13, 2014 - 8:07 PM
Lisa and Jeremy wrote a love letter to win the home they'd dreamed of owning since they first saw it.   Writing a "love letter" to a seller can help seal the deal if you’ve made an attractive offer on the home and can back up your offer with solid financing. Keep in mind that a house is a home, and many Read More
February 11, 2014 - 4:37 PM
Las Vegas may be known for its many lavish condos and penthouses, but away from the Strip, this world renown destination has its own fair share of suburban neighborhoods with comfortable single family homes. Owning a detached single family house in a calmer, more expansive neighborhood offers several Read More

Where to find single family houses in Las Vegas

Las Vegas may be known for its many lavish condos and penthouses, but away from the Strip, this world renown destination has its own fair share of suburban neighborhoods with comfortable single family homes. Owning a detached single family house in a calmer, more expansive neighborhood offers several advantages. For one, it is less likely that you will be required to join an HOA and consequently pay the fees. When you buy one of the many Las Vegas homes for sale, you don't have to worry about paying a homeowner's association fee in addition to your mortgage.

February 7, 2014 - 10:37 AM
A short sale is when a property is sold for “short” of the amount still owed since the homeowner owes more than the home is currently worth. Short sales occur as an alternative to foreclosure. Although they’re not the best-case scenario for an underwater homeowner, they’re not as damaging to their credit Read More
February 6, 2014 - 10:14 AM
Anyone who's looking for Bay Area property listings should be sure to check out this secluded neighborhood in Alameda called Bay Farm. What used to be an island in the San Francisco Bay is now a peninsula connected to the mainland. For buyers who are interested in a quiet suburban setting among the many Bay Read More

Searching for a home in the Bay Area? Check out Bay Farm homes for sale!

Anyone who's looking for Bay Area property listings should be sure to check out this secluded neighborhood in Alameda called Bay Farm. What used to be an island in the San Francisco Bay is now a peninsula connected to the mainland. For buyers who are interested in a quiet suburban setting among the many Bay Area neighborhoods with homes for sale, Bay Farm is a must see.

February 5, 2014 - 12:00 PM
A house that needs a bit of TLC can be a great option if you’re looking to snag a deal, want to make a profit by renovating a home or just love older homes. But fixer-uppers are not for everyone. No matter how much of a steal a home is, buying a home is an investment that you should weigh carefully. Read Read More
February 3, 2014 - 2:36 PM
It’s not unusual for a home search to take much longer than expected, especially in a seller’s market where competition is tough, and it’s common to be beat out by other buyers. Although you may be lucky enough to have a speedy transaction, it’s best to prepare to look at many houses over many months. Read More

When Your Home Search is Taking Longer Than Expected

It’s not unusual for a home search to take much longer than expected, especially in a seller’s market where competition is tough, and it’s common to be beat out by other buyers. Although you may be lucky enough to have a speedy transaction, it’s best to prepare to look at many houses over many months.

January 31, 2014 - 9:44 AM
Jenny & Justin were able to find and buy their home in just one day.   Buying a home from out of state might seem overwhelming at first, and while it does present real and different challenges, it’s completely possible to do. Here are 3 tips to help you if you’re planning to buy a home as an investment Read More
January 27, 2014 - 2:10 PM
If you’re wondering how fast you can buy a house, the answer is: it depends! Generally, the housing market has been moving fast; median days on market are down 15% from the previous year, and 17% of home sales closed in a week or less!   The time it takes for a home to sell will vary by listing. If a home Read More

How Fast Can You Buy a House?

If you’re wondering how fast you can buy a house, the answer is: it depends! Generally, the housing market has been moving fast; median days on market are down 15% from the previous year, and 17% of home sales closed in a week or less!

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