Category: Buying a Home

Questions to Ask a Real Estate Agent

Questions to Ask Real Estate Agents

So you’re thinking about working with a real estate agent, but you’ve never done so before, or it has been a really long time since you last dealt with the whole buying and selling process… what are some things to ask a potential real estate agent? Questions to Ask First, it’s good to do some… Read more »

What is a First Time Homebuyer Loan?

Loans for First Time Homebuyers

When you decide to buy your first home, you’re known as a “first time homebuyer.” Because many first timers are at a point in their lives where money can be tight, they often seek out first time homebuyer loans (aka mortgages) in order to pay toward their purchase and make it a reality. First Time… Read more »

Signs That You’re In Need of a Larger Home

If you’re a single person you probably don’t need a two-car garage, an extra-wide driveway, or a four bedroom house. However, if you fall in love with someone special, then he or she is going to play a big role in your everyday life. Where will they park their car during a Buffalo winter? Where… Read more »

How Much Can I Spend On a Home?

In your mind you want to buy a home. Now what? For starters, you have to figure out how much you can spend on the place. It has been said that you should spend no more than 28% of your monthly income on a mortgage. So, in a simple math example, if you were making… Read more »

Things to Consider When Searching for a New Home

Just like in business, where location is “everything,” the same can be said for house hunting. Indeed, that’s the number one thing to consider when searching for a new home. Location determines so much– from commute times to how big (or small) your yard will be. It’s important to research locations and do a pros/cons… Read more »

Things First Time Homebuyers Should Know

Buying your first house is a big deal. It’s also not something you do everyday. Before you take the plunge and buy your first house, there are plenty of things to consider. First, it’s all about the money, isn’t it? It comes down to this: how much can you afford? Think about how much money… Read more »

Consider These New Year’s Resolutions In Your Pursuit of Becoming a Homeowner

New Year’s resolutions are typically made each January, usually regarding jobs and weight loss, right? But what about those who want to accomplish something as big as becoming a homeowner? What are some New Year’s resolutions you can make to help you become a successful homeowner? First things first: buying a home is a considerable… Read more »

Factors to Consider When Selecting a Community to Live In

In real estate, it’s “location, location, location.” Why are some houses really expensive while others aren’t? Usually it depends on their location. There are other factors, but location matters most. How do you decide what community to live in? You make a list of what you want around you, and then you have a real… Read more »