Tag: home buying

Is Now A Good Time to Buy A Home in Austin Texas?

Are you thinking about buying a home in Austin Texas but you’re not sure if you should purchase one now or wait until 2021? If so, you’ve come to the right place! There’s no doubt that the Austin Texas real estate market has undergone tremendous changes over the last 90 days because of Coronavirus. Should…


You Can Still Buy and Sell a Home During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Spring is usually the busiest time of year for real estate, it’s when house hunters and home sellers come out of hibernation mode and descend on the market in droves. But this year—in the era of COVID-19—is different. The coronavirus outbreak has rocked the economy and upended many industries, including real estate. As Americans across…


Will mortgage interest rates hit 0%?

One of the top questions that buyers and sellers have been asking in recent weeks is “are mortgage interest rates going to hit 0%”? The answer this question is no. Most economic analysts predict that mortgage interest rates will never go as low as 0% but it’s possible that we could see them dip down…


Bidding wars are back as more buyers enter the market thanks to low interest rates

Thanks to the Federal Reserve recently lowering interest rates by a half a point, bidding wars are back and it’s not uncommon for homeowners to receive multiple offers. Fewer homes mean higher prices  Last spring, buyers had more of an upper hand as more properties came on the market and sellers tried to woo back house hunters turned off…


6 Crucial Questions to Ask a Title Insurance Provider

Are you planning on shopping for title insurance? If so, this is an important part of buying a home. In this article I will provide you with six important questions that you should ask a title insurance provider. 1. What are your title insurance rates? Although this might seem like an obvious question, some home…


Buying Real Estate as An Investment Vs. Home – What’s the Difference?

Are you thinking about buying your first home in the Austin Texas area but people are also telling you that you should also look at the investment potential of the property as well? The good news is that you can indeed move forward with purchasing your first home while at the same time looking for…


Things To Know About Buying A Home With Mold

Mold is no joke, and it could be a huge deal breaker if you’re trying to sell a house. However, it is not impossible to sell or buy a home if mold is present. The two issues regarding mold for both buyers and sellers are health risks and the costs of fixing the problem. If you’re…


Tips For Buying Your First Austin Texas Home

Are you searching for your first Austin Texas home for sale? If so, here are 5 tips that will make the process of finding your first home easier! Start saving for a down payment early   It’s common to put 20% down, but many lenders now permit much less, and first-time home buyer programs allow…


What home buyers (without an agent) should know about closing on a house

Buying a house without a real estate agent has its perils. If you overlook something, especially at closing (when contracts are signed), it could cost you. But, if you get it right, you may be able to shave thousands of dollars off the purchase price via a reduced agent commission, and that would mean lower…


Are Starter Homes Still A Smart Investment?

Are you planning on buying your first home in the Austin Texas area? If so, like many home buyers you may be wondering if a starter home is still a smart investment? This is an understandable question to ask because the real estate market has changed a lot in the last 10 years and many…