Building wealth takes time, planning, investment, and a ton of work. One way to build wealth is to invest in real estate. Right about now, some people are groaning sarcastically, “Oh, yeah with all the thousands I have just lying around, right?” It’s true that some types of real estate … Read more... Continue Reading
Home Buying Process
The amount of cash you need to bring to a house closing depends on several factors, including the purchase price of the property, the down payment you are making, and the closing costs you are responsible for paying. Closing costs typically include fees for things like title searches, appraisals, attorney … Read more... Continue Reading
Home shopping is an exciting, albeit a potentially stressful activity. To make your experience easier (and a lot more fun) create your own checklist. Build your list electronically or scratch it out on a notebook to carry with you. The checklist will be used to compare the homes you view. … Read more... Continue Reading
It’s a whole new year. This is your chance to get it right! Let’s build a home loan file.... Continue Reading
Shopping for a new home? Take it from me — you should be shopping for a good home inspector too.... Continue Reading
Why do hard financial times bring scammers out of the woodwork? During an economic lull or crisis, people become vulnerable. We look for signs of hope, quick relief, and a kind heart to share our woes. That is what makes us easy targets. If you own a Utah home and are in fear of having to relinquish it to a mortgage lender, don’t fall victim to one of the many loan scams plaguing Utah homeowners today.... Continue Reading
Home sellers hire real estate agents to market and sell their properties. If you’re a home buyer, it’s fair to ask, “What should my real estate agent be doing for me as a buyer?” That’s a fair question! Many first-time buyers are unaware of the many services buyers’ agents perform for their clients.
Here’s the great news, the seller pays for both agents. Sound too good to be true? It’s not!... Continue Reading
Real Estate Agents are the people behind the scenes making your dream of home ownership come true. Their job might seem simple on the surface, but it is anything but.
In short, real estate agents help people buy and sell homes. In most cases, a seller will hire a listing agent, and the buyer will hire a buyer’s agent.... Continue Reading
Once you line up your ducks and address the Ghost of Credit Past, you will be ready to take these steps through the home-buying process.... Continue Reading
A good credit score is a valuable asset! Take good care of yours. When you begin the home-buying process, it will matter.... Continue Reading