We work with investors of all kinds, and one thing that comes up occasionally is alternative financing. If you're an investor looking to expand your portfolio, but who may have maxed your loan opportunities with traditional banks, a specialized lender can offer you alternative financing options. We work with a lender who can offer just such opportunities and we wanted to share with you some of the options available.
Congratulations! You’ve signed on the line and now you’re the proud owner of a new home. The stress of finding the right house, getting approved for financing, negotiating with a seller are behind you. But if you’ve ever moved before, even just from apartment to apartment, you’ll know there may yet be some headaches ahead. To make it easier for you, we’ve created this new homeowners checklist.
You’ve found the perfect home. Great location, beautiful features, exactly what you were looking for. The contract has been drawn up and signed, but there’s one thing left before you move in: the home inspection. It may feel like just another step in the process, but a home inspection is a buyer’s best friend. Even experienced homeowners can’t spot every problem in a house, but licensed inspectors are trained to look more closely.
Buying your first home is a landmark in life, especially here in America. Owning a home symbolizes independence, financial security and a space in the world that’s all yours. But while you may be fantasizing about the perfect home, before you actually start shopping it’s wise to ask yourself a few questions to be sure you’re ready.
Whether you’re buying a property to flip, to keep as a rental or as your next home - an accurate estimate of the total rehab cost is an essential part of any sound real estate decision. In this post, we’ll walk you through some of the steps you can take to make sure you’re estimating your rehab cost as accurately as possible.
Buying a home is a very important part of your life and can have many challenges. The first obstacle you will face, before even looking at homes, will be determining what you can afford and what a bank is willing to help you with. Banks will loan money to an individual, however, they charge interest, and the better your credit score the better that interest rate can be. The big question many people have once they check their credit, "What can I do to improve my score?" Below are five tips on how you can help improve your credit score and get a lower interest rate to make your home buying dream come true!
The aesthetic beauty of a historic home is a magnet for many home buyers. These homes are a piece of history that can literally tell a story as the architecture is unlike anything else, and has withstood the test of time. Some historically registered homes do come with restrictions so it is important to be aware of this when you purchase. These restrictions do however help keep the property value stable and ensure that all homes are equal. Historic districts tend to have a steady property value and an active neighborhood association invested in the quality of the area. Before committing to a historic home make sure to do research on the property and the area. Below are some tips that can help you when beginning your historical home journey.
These days, buying a home can seem more like solving a Rubik's cube than making a purchase. Negotiating the price, calculating the resale value, planning for repairs or renovations – it’s enough to make your head spin! There are several factors that influence a buyer’s decision when they’re house-shopping; here are the top 10 shoppers will consider as they’re on the hunt for their next home.
When buying a home whether you are a first time home buyer or just looking for something more suitable for your lifestyle, buyers always have to confront the question of buying a home that needs fixed up or a home that is move in ready. A fixer-upper and a move in ready home both come with equal amounts of advantages and disadvantages. Doing your research for both types of homes is the best way to see what will not only suite your lifestyle best, but also what is best for you financially. Here are just a few of the pro’s and cons for both fixer-uppers and homes that are ready to move right in.
Buying a new home is one of the biggest costs a person can take on over the course of his or her life. If you’ve been in your current home for a while, it’s normal to be tempted by the additional space, new layout or updated design a new one can bring – but before you take the plunge and decide to start seriously searching for a new place, you’ll want to consider the many financial facets of this decision.
Moving is a part of life for most Americans. The days of buying a house in your hometown and spending the next few decades there are largely over. In fact, on average, someone in the United States will move about 11 times in their lifetime. Moving can be a tough undertaking that’s neither easy nor cheap—the organizing, packing, transport, and manual labor involved to pull off a successful move can be overwhelming.