Right now, the housing market is full of outstanding opportunities for both buyers and sellers. Whether you’re thinking of buying your first home, moving up to a bigger one, or selling so you can downsize this spring, there are perks today that are powering big moves for people across the country. ... » Learn More about Buyer and Seller Perks in Today’s Housing Market
First Time Homebuyers
According to data from the most recent Origination Insight Report by Ellie Mae, the average FICO® score on closed loans reached 753 in February. Lending standards have tightened recently, and many are concerned over whether or not their credit score is strong enough. Stricter lending standards could ... » Learn More about What Credit Score Do You Need for a Mortgage?
New homebuyers often tell their agents that they are looking for their “starter home.” Several factors go into this approach. These are typically younger buyers, often without children. They may be looking for a maintenance-free home, like a condo, or they might assume that starter homes are more ... » Learn More about Your “Starter Home” Might Last Longer than You Think
If you're going to be buying or selling a home soon, you'll need to know how to change your address with the post office and who all should be notified of your move. Here's a helpful checklist from RISMedia of who to notify that your address has changed: Government Services USPS First, one of the ... » Learn More about Who You Need to Let Know Your Address Changed