Home Ownership

Rent or Buy? Here Are the Hidden Costs of Not Owning Your Home

Homeownership is certainly not without its costs. Saving for a down payment and coming up with closing costs are just the beginning. Covering costs like maintenance, repairs, insurance, and HOA fees are among the expenses that soon become too familiar with new homeowners. But the alternative—renting—also comes with its own slate of costs. The choice of whether it is better to buy or rent has...

Ready to Buy? Here Are 7 Ways to Prepare for House Hunting

You’ve saved your down payment, you’ve gotten your pre-qualification from your lender and even made your list of priorities. But, before you start that home search, here are seven things to keep in mind: Plan ahead so you don’t lose out. There’s nothing worse than finding the house of your dreams only to lose out to another buyer because your financing wasn’t in order. Don’t wait until...

Should You Buy? 7 Reasons to Own A Home

If you’ve been renting, you may wonder whether it makes sense to buy a home. You may have heard that inventories are tight right now or that the home-buying process is challenging. Maybe you have questions over the financial side of buying a home—and whether it’s better to rent or buy. If you’re still trying to figure out whether it’s better to rent or to buy, here are seven reasons you may...

Here’s What Buyers Say Are the Biggest Challenges to New Home Ownership

Buying a home is an exciting endeavor. But, it isn’t without its challenges. If you’re thinking about making a new home purchase, whether this is your first home or your fifth, you may be wondering what buyers are saying about the process. What are the obstacles they found most difficult to get through?  According to the National Association of REALTORS®  2021 Home Buyer and Seller...

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