We love hearing from our customers after they’ve settled into their new home. Today, Lydia F. shares her experience as a first-time millennial homebuyer.
It’s winter. Dave and his wife, Sarah, have been in the market for a new home for months.
In the spring and summer – when it’s most common for people to go house hunting – the couple experienced high asking prices, bidding wars and unresponsive sellers; among other things.
“Maybe we should wait until next spring,” Dave suggests to Sarah, after frustratingly watching dream home after dream home get snatched up or priced out of range.
Why wait, Dave?
While spring, summer, and early fall are all popular times to look for a home, they’re not the only times. Buyers willing to brave the elements and go house hunting in the winter face fewer roadblocks and greater rewards. To help erase the stigma, here are a few benefits of buying a house in the winter.
If buying a house is ranked high on your list of goals to accomplish this year, it’s best to get started sooner rather than later. From checking your credit score and creating a budget to getting pre-approved for financing, there’s a lot that must be done.
While it’s not guaranteed you’ll qualify for the mortgage you’re hoping for, there are a number of things that can be done to help you look better to lenders. Here are four tips that can help make the process of obtaining mortgage financing a little smoother.
As we bid farewell to 2016, we want to thank you, our loyal readers. We’re appreciative of your readership and support. We’ve posted a wealth of helpful content this year, including mortgage tips and advice, as well as company news showcasing our accomplishments and highlighting our outstanding employees. To recap this year’s top news, we curated a list of our most popular blog posts from 2016.
If buying a house is on your New Year’s resolution list for 2017, it’s important to plan ahead. After all, you don’t want to let unforeseen road bumps delay your goal of homeownership another year! Check out this helpful list of home buying tips to make your 2017 home buying process a little smoother. Click here to read more »