Steps to a Smooth Closing

Steps to a Smooth Closing

The key to a smooth closing on a house is doing everything you can to eliminate the element of surprise. Like not waiting until the last minute to get a mortgage, closing agent, insurance company, or review your closing document. More

Addressing Appraisal Errors

Addressing Appraisal Errors

The appraisal value is critical to sellers – who want the highest price – and buyers who want the price they offered and know their mortgage lender will finance. Regardless of which side of the transaction you're on, it's essential to know how to look out for your best interests. More

Rules for a Smooth Home Inspection

Rules for a Smooth Home Inspection

Home buyers get a limited amount to have their home inspected for big issues (foundation cracks) or smaller ones, like broken outlets. Here's how to make the best use of your inspection contingency period to find out what's behind the walls and avoid unexpected repairs. More

Down Payments: There's Help for That

Down Payments: There's Help for That

"If only I could afford the down payment, I could buy that home.” You might be able to do both. An acceptable down payment might be smaller than you think (hint: less than 20%). On top of that, you might be eligible for down payment assistance. More

Dear Seller, Pick Me

Dear Seller, Pick Me

Congratulations, you’ve found the home of your dreams! Before you submit an offer, you may want to include one thing to set you apart from the competition — a letter to the seller. More

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