What are some smart tips for new homeowners?

Whew! You’ve successfully negotiated the process of buying a house — the search, the negotiations, the inspections, mortgage application and approval, the closing. Now you need to successfully negotiate a whole new process — home ownership. Here are 5 smart tips for new homeowners to help get this fresh chapter of your life off to a good start.

Posted on November 1, 2014 .

Home inspections may only be the first step

A home inspector carefully examines the visible portions of a home, inside and out. The key word here is “visible.” During a home inspection, an inspector is not allowed to do any destructive testing, cutting through walls or digging into rotten wood.

Posted on November 1, 2014 .

Negotiating who pays

Responsibility for some charges can be negotiated between the buyer and seller. According to the American Land Title Association, for example, the settlement/closing fee to a settlement agent is often split between the two parties.

Posted on November 1, 2014 .

Garbage Disposers

A garbage disposer can be a kitchen’s best friend Some people burn their table scraps in an incinerator. Others simply feed them to a family pet or toss them with the trash.

Posted on November 1, 2014 .

Tips to Protect Your Investment!

For first-time homebuyers the prospect of adding home insurance to the other long list of costs can seem stressful. Yet homeowners’ insurance isn’t just required for your mortgage, it’s an important part of a plan to keep you and your home safe

Posted on September 16, 2013 .