What You Need to Know About Buying Your First Home


By: Jim Lowenstern
With the changing season comes a change of scenary. With this change of scenary, there are several things you should consider. This is the case when you choose to buy a new home! Here is a chronological list of things to consider before you buy a new [...]

The Millennial Homebuyer

The Millennial Homebuyer

A recent study by apartmentlist.com focused exclusively on millennials and their intentions about buying a home. The data comes from nearly 6,000 millennial renters (age 18-34) at a time when home ownership for American's under 35 is the lowest in history since 1984.  Here, we break down the key findings in the [...]

Target vs Walmart: Which Will Increase Your Home Value More

Research has shown that homes situated near a Trader Joe?s or Whole Foods see significant increases in value. Can big-box retailers have a similar effect?


The Best Guide for First-Time Homebuyers

For some buyers, the unpredictability of the experience is the most exciting part. Others prefer to go in armed with knowledge. Whichever you fall under, this simple nine-step guide will help you succeed in buying your first home.



The Millennial Homebuyer Affordability Crisis

As millenials flock to major cities for professional opportunities, it seems their chances of being able to buy a home are slimmer than they realize. While nearly 80 percent of millennial homebuyers say they plan on purchasing a home someday, more than 40 percent have not started saving for a down payment.


Why Have a Pre-Listing Home Inspection

Looking to get a little more for your real estate listing? Sure, you can paint that front door red and add a few flowerbeds, but curb appeal can only get you so far. One secret to asking more for your home is having a pre-listing inspection. By understanding exactly what the issues are in your property, you can either fix them or list at an accurate price, avoiding the hassle of negotiation when the buyer does his or her own inspection to reveal your furnace needs work or your windows need replacing.


Should You Buy A Fixer-Upper As Your First Home?

Just think: You can snag a rundown place in a good neighborhood for way below market price, invest some time and money renovating it, and end up with a like-new house that's worth at least twice what you paid for it. Sounds good, right? Often, it is. But buying a fixer-upper can be fraught with peril.

Homebuyer Checklist: What To Look For In A House

Are you in the process of buying a home? If so, it can be hard not to get overwhelmed by all the possibilities and choices. You can lose sight of things that are important to you in lieu of shiny countertops or pretty landscaping. Here is a checklist that will help keep you on track.