Private Mortgage Insurance Definition Explained – What is PMI?

When it comes to buying a home, whether it is your first time or your third, it is always important to know all the facts. With the large number of mortgage programs available that allow buyers to purchase homes with down payments below 20%, you can never have too much information about Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI). Private […]

Property Flipping Is An Amazing Way To Profit From Real Estate

HGTV—among other television networks, such as A&E—has been host to a handful of property flipping series; however, reality often differs from reality television (especially when it comes to home improvement). “Every deal starts with research and ends with a profit or loss,” says Lily Leung, a reporter for the San Diego Union-Tribune. Have you considered […]

Selling a House With a Realtor

Selling a house with a Realtor can be a fantastic experience if you prepare yourself by asking the right questions before signing your listing agreement.  A Realtor is not only a licensed real estate agent but also a member of the National Association of REALTORS®. Moreover, Realtors pledge adherence to a strict Code of Ethics […]

What Are Closing Costs On A House?

What Are Closing Costs On A House? First time home buyers have many essential considerations, and one of their most frequent questions is, What are closing costs on a house? The closing occurs when an intermediary conveys the title of the purchased home or another piece of real estate.  The parties involved can expect that […]

Why Is There So Much Paperwork to Sign For a Mortgage?

Why is there so much paperwork mandated by the bank for a mortgage loan application when buying a home today? It seems that the bank needs to know everything about us and requires three separate sources to validate every entry on the application form. Friends and family tell many buyers that the process was a hundred times easier […]

What Is A Short Sale And How Do They Work

What is a short sale? It is a question often asked with a furrowed forehead, an invisible question mark above the head of the asker. Does it mean the sale happens in a shorter time frame than a regular sale? Is it a good deal, because you get it for less money? What does ‘short’ […]