Category Archives: Home Buyers

Buying Real Estate? 21 Reasons To Use A Realtor!

When buying residential or commercial real estate the temptation can sometimes exist to ‘go it alone’ or, in other words, without a real estate broker! There can be a variety of reasons for thinking about going this route including having the ability to work with sellers who are also going it alone by listing their […]

Top 10 Ways Dating And House Hunting Are Similar!

For anyone or any couple who has ever hunted for a house, chances are that you are likely very well aware of the variety of emotions that entered into the exercise! But as we enter the Spring home buying season, if you haven’t yet had the house hunting experience you can either take our word […]

To buy a house in (insert city here), you need to earn… (Chart)

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How much do you need to earn in order to buy a home in 27 cities around the United States? Here are some examples given interest rates, median home prices, taxes and insurance. Cities 30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rate % Change from 4Q13 Median Home Price % Change from 4Q13 Monthly Payment (PITI) Salary Needed Cleveland 4.50% […]

Am I (mentally and financially) ready to buy a home? (Infographic)

Follow @Hallmark Abstract Service ____________________________________________________________________________________ Whether you are a Realtor, a real estate attorney, a mortgage originator or the actual buyer in the home purchasing process, at some point the question may arise that asks ‘Are you actually ready to buy a home?’ This  is a question that will hopefully have been asked and answered […]