f you’ve been bidding on homes with no success, you may be searching for a solution that will guarantee you win your next bid. One such solution is what’s known as an “escalation clause.” While including an escalation clause in your bid could improve your chances of securing your next home, there are pros and cons to using one. Here’s what you need to know.
Purchasing a home is an important stage of life that most of us aspire to. But it’s not uncommon for us to live in rental units for a time, especially when we’re still young and just starting our careers. Apartment life might be sustainable for a little while. But eventually, there comes a time when you realize you’re throwing away money that you could be investing in the equity of a home.
When it comes to real estate, one of the most common questions people have is, “When is it the right time to buy or sell a home?” Often, the right time to buy or sell has less to do with market conditions and more to do with your family’s needs. But if you want to get the best deal in your transaction, it pays to keep an eye on the market.
Make Sure Your New Property Isn’t Sinking First There’s a certain attraction to living in Boston. Although it’s quite expensive, living in the heart of the city means you get to be close to some of the best things the state has to offer, including a rich history, world-class healthcare facilities, and plenty of day […]
We see and participate in, off market transactions every week. But it wasn’t deliberate. We didn’t set out to own this market share or be the experts in it. It was, in fact, purely accidental … a byproduct of staying independent and keeping the same phone number.
Can you think of many (any?) things that will cost LESS in 2021? Among the items on this shortlist is the cost of mortgage money. While we can’t predict the direction of mortgage rates in 2021, we can tell you that the Limits (caps) on lower costing mortgages are set to expand on January 1, 2021.
Yes, It can be done! (But it is not always in your best interest to do so). “Why is that?” you’re asking now, “If I could save $200, $300, $400 a month, why wouldn’t I?” IF it was “TRUE” savings of course you would. Every time. But what if it wasn’t true savings?
Mortgage Insurance (MI) is a necessary expense for getting into a home without putting a 20% down-payment. There are several types of Mortgage Insurance – each with its entirely own user manual for purpose and removal. There are also a lot of misconceptions surrounding MI.
1% Listing Fee Explained I enjoy a good industry disruption. It challenges complacency. A disruption can bring about savings and efficiency to consumers. It encourages competition and watch how quickly everyone else steps up their game! There are dozens of industries craving disruption including ours (working on it!), title insurance, and real estate sales to […]