Credit Score

What Credit Score Do You Need to Buy a House

It’s common knowledge that your FICO® score plays an important role in the homebuying process. However, many buyers have misconceptions regarding what exactly is required to get the loans they…

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right or wrong

Are You Wrong About Your Down Payment?

Contrary to common misconception, a down payment is often much less than many believe. According to the ‘2019 Home Buyer Report’ conducted by Nerdwallet, many first-time buyers still believe they need a 20%…

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Key to home ownership

5 Homebuying Acronyms You Need to Know [INFOGRAPHIC]

  Some Highlights: Learning the lingo of homebuying is an important part of feeling successful when buying a home. From APR to P&I, you need to know the acronyms that…

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supply vs demand

Supply of Homes vs Buyers Demand

The latest edition of the Realtors Confidence Index from NAR sheds some light on the relationship between seller traffic (supply) and buyer traffic (demand). Until the supply of homes for sale starts to meet…

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Cost of waiting to buy a home

What Is the Cost of Waiting to Buy? [INFOGRAPHIC]

  Some Highlights: The “cost of waiting to buy” is defined as the additional funds necessary to buy a home if prices and interest rates were to increase over a…

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things to avoid after applying for a mortgage

Don’t Do This After Applying for a Mortgage

Congratulations! You’ve found a home to buy and have applied for a mortgage! You’re undoubtedly excited about the opportunity to decorate your new home, but before you make any large…

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Hire Rhonda as your realtor

Reasons to Hire a Realtor [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Some Highlights: Hiring Rhonda to help you buy your dream home or sell your current house is one of the most powerful decisions you can make. Rhonda has…

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Property Taxes

How Property Taxes Can Impact Your Mortgage Payment

When buying a home, taxes are one of the expenses that can make a significant difference in your monthly payment. Do you know how much you might pay for property…

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Interest Rates Drop

What’s the Latest on Interest Rates?

Mortgage rates have fallen by over a full percentage point since Q4 of 2018, settling at near-historic lows. This is big news for buyers looking to get more for their…

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Increase your net worth

How To Increase Your Family’s Net Worth

Every three years, the Federal Reserve conducts its Survey of Consumer Finances. Data is collected across all economic and social groups. The latest survey data covers 2013-2016. The study revealed that the…

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