Before you get too caught up in the excitement of researching neighborhoods, pinning down your wish list and clicking your way through your local MLS site, you might want to consider taking this simple, time-saving, disappointment-preventing step: pre-qualifying for a mortgage. In this article, we outline all the benefits of this important step.
Bonus room, flex room, rec room, multi-purpose room, loft… Whatever you choose to call it, an extra room in your house can come in handy—especially since we’re spending more time at home these days! See five creative ways to use these versatile spaces.
Looking to buy a new home soon? We’ve created a handy mortgage infographic to help you understand some of the factors that affect your credit score and the ways you can improve your score—an important consideration for any lender reviewing your mortgage application. Your credit score may influence what types of loans you can qualify for and what rate lenders will offer you, so it’s best to make it a priority as soon as possible in your home search.
So, you’re starting your house hunt—congratulations! Searching for your dream home is an exciting and rewarding process, but you may have some questions about the different timelines and types of home listings available. We’re here to walk you through the various options you might find on our website, from pre-planned homesites to completed models ready for move-in.
Purchasing home insurance makes good sense, and not just because it’s often a condition for home loan approval. It’s also a good idea for peace of mind. You definitely don’t want to find yourself wishing you’d purchased the right insurance after something unexpected happens. So, if you’re in the market for a new home, check out the following tips about how to shop for homeowners insurance that can help cover what your home may need.
Summer may be coming to a close, but sensational salads are always in season! It’s time to trade in lighter ingredients, like berries, black beans and peaches, for hearty fall favorites, such as butternut squash, cranberries, pumpkins and sweet potatoes. We’ve gathered a variety of simple, flavorful autumn salad recipes that you’re sure to fall for in the coming months. So, grab your sweater and your pumpkin spiced latte and start planning your seasonal salad menu! Read more.