Financial Planning

5 Hacks to House Hunt Like a Pro

Hands down, house hunting tends to be one of the most exciting parts of the home buying process. However, being unprepared can really take away from the experience. To ensure you have the best home buying adventure possible, we’ve cultivated 5 hacks that will have you house hunting like a pro. Read More

The Mortgage Process: Part 2, The Search

Now that you’ve taken your first step toward homeownership and have met with a Mortgage Consultant to better understand how much you are approved to spend on a home, it’s time to move onto the more exciting step two… SHOPPING! In this article we’ll cover how to get ready to shop for a home, beginning the home search process and some tips and tricks we have learned over the years supporting our clients. Read More

The Truth About Buying in a Seller’s Market

Anyone who has recently perused potential dream homes online can tell you, the options are slim and well… Prices are high. That leads to many questions for buyers, including if now is even the right time to buy a home. In this article, we’ll lay out what effect today’s current housing market truly has on those navigating it as a potential home buyer. Since a stop-and-go home buying journey isn’t ideal, it’s our hope we can help you get a better grasp of whether or not you should pump the brakes or hit the gas on your home buying journey. Read More

The Mortgage Process: Part 1, Where to Begin

Obtaining a mortgage can be the largest financial transaction many people will participate in throughout their entire lives. With such a big investment on the line, it is to be expected that there are multiple steps to achieve that ultimate goal of homeownership. To many the home financing process can appear daunting or scary but with the right preparation and team alongside you, the experience can be smooth and efficient. Read More

Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, Interest Rates are Historically Low… You Could Save $$$ Too!

Valentine’s Day is almost here and love is in the air. Do you know what else is in the air? Talk of low interest rates. If you haven’t caught wind that interest rates are historically low consider yourself an anomaly. Mortgage interest rates have continued to hover near all time lows for quite a long stretch of time, meaning now could be the best time for you to take advantage of them by refinancing your current mortgage or locking in a low rate for your next home purchase. Unlike eternal love, low interest rates may not last forever so take advantage of the situation while you can! Read More

Thinking About Selling? Don’t Miss These Steps

If you are thinking about selling your current home, you may have been given a lot of advice about how to prepare. Things like decluttering, a fresh coat of neutral paint, deep cleaning and staging may have been thrown your way more times than you can count… But is that all you need to do? Read on for tips on other areas to ponder before adding that “For Sale” sign in the front yard. Read More