Category Archives: Buying

  • Time to Stop Renting?

    BY Cindy Davis

    It’s not your imagination that rent keeps going up. In fact, across the United States, from the end of summer 2013 to the end of summer 2014 rents increased over six percent … and in some housing markets rents increased... 

  • “No Sense of Urgency”

    BY Cindy Davis

    My home buyer, frustrated beyond measure with the person underwriting his mortgage, exclaimed today “she has no sense of urgency.’ We have already asked the seller for a 5 day extension on the close date. Now, we have... 

  • Six Steps to Securing Your Home Loan

    BY Cindy Davis

    There’s no doubt about it, the home loan process can be confusing for buyers. In fact, one third of the respondents to a 2011 Wall Street Journal survey of home buyers said that the most difficult part of buying a home... 

  • What Is Important to Know About Buying a Home?

    BY Cindy Davis

    It’s spring and the real estate market is coming back to life. You have finally decided to buy a home this year. What do you need to know about buying a home? They don’t teach this stuff in high school or college. What... 

  • Have Buyer’s Agents become Obsolete?

    BY Cindy Davis

    For those of us in the real estate industry, we  know the important role that seasoned Realtors to play. Yet buyers today often don’t see the need for those of us in the service industry. Have Buyer’s Agents become... 

  • The Appraisal Contingency Can Wreak Havoc on Your Deal

    BY Cindy Davis

    Everything goes better than you expected. Your listing garners multiple offers, several of which have gone over list price. Yet, The appraisal contingency can still wreak havoc on your deal. Such was the case with a recent... 

  • Low Down Payment Options for Home Buyers

    BY Cindy Davis

    U.S. economists expect 2015 to be a strong year for housing. What this means to you is that more homes are selling and the supply of available homes is decreasing. This also means that prices likely will increase. If you’ve... 

  • The REAL Reasons People Buy and Sell Real Estate

    BY Cindy Davis

    I have always been a little bit of a rebel. Whatever the common wisdom is, I seem to vary my version of it, just a tad. Such is the case when I read article after article about why 2015 is such a great time to buy or sell... 

  • Should I Buy a Foreclosed Home?

    BY Cindy Davis

    As a result of the housing bubble and resulting financial instability, many communities have a high rate of foreclosed homes. Even though the rate of new foreclosures is slowing, the number of foreclosed homes in a specific... 

  • 9 Tips for First Time Home Buyers

    BY Cindy Davis

    There are a number of real estate reports stating this 2015 will be a good year for first time home buyers. With a new 3% mortgage option now available, it may be easier (than in previous years) for first time buyers to enter...