This is something a little different. Over 6 years ago I wrote a post titled 5 More Things To Know About Buying A House. It was the follow up to an article I wrote for a client who owned a housing blog that was, obviously, titled 5 Things To Know About Buying A House. That […]

Thanks to the housing crisis, mortgage brokers have developed a seriously bad reputation. Because their pay is traditionally 100% commission, brokers before the crisis were known to engage in nefarious activities, tying up clients in potentially damaging loans for a quick buck. It was so bad that some banks have stopped working with brokers entirely. […]

Most real estate searches begin and end with square footage and number of bedrooms. It could also be legitimately argued that these two property attributes sway a listing price more than any other. This is significant, and it often seems that the number of rooms and the blue print size of a house are given […]

A fixer-upper refers to a home that is in need of some serious work. Though the term “fixer-upper” has struck fear in the hearts of mankind for years, there’s a great deal to be said on the appeal of buying a dilapidated home. Before purchasing fixer-upper the first step to consider is if it’s physically […]

Following along in our series of “Should You” topics, today we’re covering houses specifically. This was almost “homes” but then the issue gets muddied because purchasing certain types of condos could be considered homes, and in cities like New York City people purchase apartments as their homes. So we’re sticking specifically with the question of […]

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