For most people, changing employers will not impact the ability to qualify for a mortgage loan, especially if you are going to be earning more money. For some home buyers, however, the effects of changing jobs can spell disaster when it comes to your loan application. Make sure you discuss in great detail with your lender and … [Read more...] about How A Job Change Can Affect Loan Qualification
Most new homeowners have something about their property that they want to change. And as family needs and design trends shift over time, many will eventually choose to remodel. Some homeowners make updates to their property before listing it to maximize their potential sales revenue. Whatever your reasons are for taking on a … [Read more...] about Will Your Home Remodel Pay Off? The Best (and Worst) Ways to Spend Your Budget
Things to think about: How high is your risk tolerance? Selling your home on your own could put you at risk with complex and expensive consequences if something doesn't go right. Do you understand Arizona's real estate laws and practices about disclosure, fair housing, and contract negotiation? If not, You could … [Read more...] about Should I work with a Realtor, or sell it myself as a FSBO?
People who already have a home usually need the funds from the closing to secure their next purchase. If a "move-up" buyer wants to buy a home during a depressed market, that means they usually have one to sell themselves. Timing becomes very important and negotiations become more involved so neither party is forced into … [Read more...] about Renting VS. Owning – Why Waiting to Buy Has A High Price
When talking with real estate agents, you'll often find that when they speak to you about buying real estate, they refer to buyer's purchasing a "home" and the sellers putting their "house" on the market. Why the play on words? The reason is psychological. Buying and selling real estate is one of the most involved and emotional … [Read more...] about Getting Your Home Ready to Sell