Realtor.com has predicted that 2017 will be a hot year for millennials in the real estate market. Millennials are beginning to reach those milestones in life that drive people to buy a home – specifically, getting married and having kids. If you’re a young adult preparing to buy your first home, here are five tips […]Read More 5 Tips for Millennial Home Buyers
Congratulations! It is time for that final walk through of your new Western New York home. Up until now it has been a whirlwind of activity–contract negotiations, home inspection, attorney review, mortgage approval. This is your final step before signing all of the papers to make this Western New York house your home. You are […]Read More Final Walk Through Checklist
What harm can it do by just looking? As a REALTOR, I get calls all the time from people that “just want to see a home“. When I ask them if they have been pre-approved they tell me “I will talk to a lender when I find the home I want to purchase.” I did […]Read More Why You Should Get Pre-Approved For A Mortgage
The housing market, and what it means for your home, is definitely a hot topic of late. No matter where you turn, you can catch an “expert” discussing historical growth, the housing “bubble,” or market scarcity and options for buying and selling your home. Despite other significant issues that could impact consumer spending, Doug Duncan, Fannie Mae […]Read More Being Credit Smart with Your Home
The Feds have been pretty indecisive about moving interest rates up, but the down-low is that they plan to make the move upwards in December. No matter where you are in the market, whether you’re buying or selling, or just saving up a downpayment, interest rates can inversely affect your transactions. Here are some ways […]Read More When Interest Rates Go Up
Congratulations; it is time for the final walk-through of your new home! The process leading up to this point has been a whirlwind of activity, including mortgage approval, contract negotiations, a home inspection, and attorney review. This is the final step before you sign the papers to make this house your home. You are excited, […]Read More What should I check during the final walk-through?
Finding a new home can be one of the most exciting times of your life. It’s a little like courtship – the pursuit, the “getting to know you” period, the proposal (aka “offer”), and the marriage (aka “closing”). If you don’t want your relationship with a new house to crash and burn, you need to […]Read More Your Courtship Of Your Next Home
Buying with reselling in mind is not a common idea. Many home buyers are just happy to purchase their first home, so they do not think about this. The first time you purchase a home doesn’t mean it is a forever home. After a couple of years you may out grow the home you are […]Read More Buying with Reselling in Mind
With so many WNY homes and condos on the market one would think it should be really easy to find a home and get a great deal. So why are so many first-time buyers having trouble finding a home that suits their needs at a price they can afford? Most first-time home buyers are utilizing […]Read More Is Buying a Foreclosure In Your Best Interest?
If you’re gearing up to buy a house, one of the most important things you can do to prepare is to check your credit score. That number is going to help determine how much interest you’ll pay on your mortgage – or whether you’ll qualify at all. By checking your credit score early, you’ll have […]Read More How to Fix Your Credit Score