Practical Advice For Homebuyers


Google real estate helps you create a map of homes for sale

Most of us are using Google multiple times a day to look up information online. But did you know you can use Google Maps to find homes for sale? Google added real…
final walk-through

Homebuyer tips: Top things to look for in a home inspection

Once your offer on a home has been accepted, it’s time to have a licensed home inspector give the property a close look. You should tag along on the inspection, notebook in…
starter home

The changing face of home loans: mortgage broker or direct lender?

When it came to financing a home, it used to be that about 70% of the loans were done through mortgage brokers, as opposed to banks directly.  Now, the tables have turned.…
distressed real estate for sale

Top 5 tips for buying a foreclosure or short sale in real estate

Nowadays, it's likely you'll come across a short sale or a foreclosure in your home search, no matter the price range. You may be lured by the low price or the terms…

Why you might want to reconsider buying a brand-new condo?

As anyone who’s shopped for a car probably knows, you’ll get a better value in the long run if you buy a slightly used auto than if you drive a brand-new model…
buyer's agent vs. listing agent

Top 3 tips for homebuyers in the new year

At the beginning of each year a new set of buyers decides to put their hat into the ring and consider a real estate purchase.  It happens as a result of a…