Tag Archives: first-time homebuyer

12-Month Checklist For First-Time Homebuyers!

If you are beginning the search for your first home, the process CANNOT start the day before you visit the first potential property! Whether you are the eager future homeowner, the real estate agent that’s been selected, a concerned parent offering counsel (solicited or perhaps even un-solicited), the mortgage advisor providing a pre-qualification or the real estate […]

Title Insurance: Why You Should Purchase An Owner’s Policy

Imagine that you’re buying a home and the question of whether or not to purchase an owner’s title insurance policy is raised! If you’re getting a mortgage to finance a portion of your transaction then your lender will require a title insurance policy to protect their investment. And while you as the buyer have the option of […]

National ‘Hidden Costs’ Of Homeownership Turn Me Green With Envy!

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Anyone who owns a home or is about to buy a home is typically very aware that the costs don’t end once the deed has been transferred to their name! For that reason I take a certain amount of issue with a Zillow/Thumbtack study that placed the moniker ‘hidden costs’ on the yearly home ownership expenses that include property taxes, homeowners insurance […]