Ten Essential Steps to Buying a Home

November 25th, 2014

You’re ready to take the leap and buy a home. If this is your first time, you may want to know what to do to make the process go more smoothly. Here are ten steps you’ll be going through to buy your next home.

Religion In A Homeowner’s Association

November 25th, 2014

When it comes to religion, homeowner associations are not faith free zones. As private organizations, the members are free to do whatever is legal in their own homes and whatever the board feels appropriate in the common area. There are several faith related issues that seem to cause confusion and consternation in HOAs:

Will Seller Make The Necessary Home Repairs?

November 24th, 2014

Working with a relocation company can be difficult, especially when it comes to repairs. These companies are usually hired by large corporations to assist in selling the homes of employees who are being transferred to another location. Typically, the relocation company may actually take title to the property, give the employee the sales proceeds and then market the house to third parties.

Benjamin Franklin Inspires Buyers to Succeed

November 24th, 2014

Benjamin Franklin’s observation that ‘Haste makes waste’ serves as an excellent summary for the tendency of many real estate buyers to act too quickly and, therefore, not gain all the available benefits. PJ Wade shares solutions to 3 COMMON MISTAKES that can undermine home buyers.

Your Black Friday Cheat Sheet

November 20th, 2014

It’s almost here. Black Friday. We’ve spent a considerable amount of time scouring Black Friday sites and sales, and our legwork is your gain.

Don’t Assume You Can’t Get A Mortgage Loan

November 20th, 2014

You should assume that your chances of getting a loan are better than you think, but only if you’re willing to do two things — ask questions and share information.

Should You Remodel or List Your Home For Sale?

November 19th, 2014

If you’ve been watching a lot of HGTV, you may be in the mood to make changes. Is it time to remodel? Or is it time to sell? The question to answer is this: If you improved your home the way you want, would you want to stay in it for a few more years, or are you ready for a complete change?

Okay Procrastinators, You Have One More Chance To Refinance

November 19th, 2014

Mortgage rates have been so low for so long that borrowers who could have refinanced likely already have. Still others couldn’t refinance because there wasn’t enough equity in their homes. Or, some were just waiting for rates to move down just a little. bit. more. For those perennial procrastinators, it just might be that time.

How Proxies Play A Very Important Role In Homeowner Associations

November 18th, 2014

A proxy is a person appointed to represent another’s interest. Using proxies ensures the ability to meet quorum requirements (the minimum number of members needed to hold a legal meeting). There are several significant basics of the proxy system that should be understood by all that employ them:

Housing Counsel: Remodeling? Use A Consumer-Friendly Contract

November 18th, 2014

Do you plan on doing any work in your house? Will you be using a contractor? If so, whether this is a small job or a major renovation, there are a number of steps you must take to protect yourself.