Buffalo, NY Real Estate Blog

Thinking of making an offer? Four tips for success

So you’ve been searching for that perfect house to call a ‘home,’ and you finally found one! The price is right, and in such a competitive market that you want to make sure you make a good offer so that you can guarantee your dream of making this house yours comes true! Freddie Mac covered “4 Tips [MORE…]

Taking a look at VA loans

If you’re looking for a home, especially for the first time, you’ll likely hear about numerous mortgage options. Today, with the help of a recent article published by Ruby One, we’ll take a look at VA loans for veterans. A VA loan is a mortgage guaranteed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The [MORE…]

Two myths that may be holding back buyers

Fannie Mae’s article, “What Consumers (Don’t) Know About Mortgage Qualification Criteria,” revealed that “only 5 to 16 percent of respondents know the correct ranges for key mortgage qualification criteria.” Myth #1: “I Need a 20% Down Payment” Fannie Mae’s survey revealed that consumers overestimate the down payment funds needed to qualify for a home loan. According to [MORE…]

Step-by-step tips for buying a home – Part I

Colorado Springs Real Estate recently published an excellent article on how to buy a house, step by step. Over the next few months we’ll break down that article into some easy tips to help guide you through the home-buying process. Today’s topic will be finances. Know your credit history. No matter your financial situation, you’ll [MORE…]

Making a smooth transition from tenant to owner

Transitioning from tenant to homeowner can be an exciting time. It can also be an expensive time, as everything from small repairs to major home improvement projects are now your financial responsibility. Following are some tips to help you adjust courtesy of a recent article published by RISMedia. • Before you sign on the dotted [MORE…]