August 6, 2018
Interest rates are still historically low, but rising. The housing market is strong. The economy is on the upswing… You've decided now's the time: you're going to buy your first house. It can be an intimidating process, so here are a few tips to help your transition from renter to owner go smoothly: 1: Do Your Research The first—and most crucial—step in home buying is to determine how much you're able to spend. That includes knowing how much of your savings...
November 4, 2016
The Federal Reserve may have raised interest rates slightly, but mortgage rates are still near historic lows. It's still a great time to buy if you've been considering a new home! But how much house can you really afford? This is a difficult question, particularly for first-time homebuyers. Here are a few important points to consider when setting your house-hunting budget: Start with your Income & Interest Rate When setting your budget for a house, there are two primary factors that will...