Buying a Home
The purchase of a home is likely the single largest transaction you will ever make. If you're ... read more »
Finding the right neighborhood can be just as important as finding the right home. Maybe ... read more »
As your hunting begins, you will soon find that there is no shortage of properties for sale. While ... read more »
There was a time when the only way to find homes for sale was through newspapers or signs in ... read more »
Whether you hire a broker to help you purchase a home is a personal decision. Some people feel ... read more »
Now that you've found a home you like, it's time to do a little more sleuthing. As soon as possible ... read more »
Negotiating the price of a home requires the same level of research and preparation you've put into ... read more »
The process of obtaining a home loan can be arduous and confusing if you're not prepared before you ... read more »
The day you close on your new home can be a very exciting one but if you want it to go smoothly you’ll have to prepare. We’ve found some excellent Web sites to help you be proactive and stay on top of the final stage in purchasing a home.
- Be ready to pay all closing costs on the day you sign for the house. This often means a visit to your bank beforehand to procure the correct form of payment. (Most contracts will specify exactly what forms of payment are acceptable.)
- You will have a mound of paperwork to sign on closing day. In order to understand exactly what it is you are agreeing to, refer to Freddie Mac’s glossary of real estate terms.
- Once the home is officially yours, it’s time to move. The findingDulcinea Moving Web Guide identifies the Web’s best resources for hiring movers, finding packing materials, notifying the necessary parties of your change of address, and much more.