What You Must Know About Insurance When Buying a Home

October 17, 2014

in Home Buying Guide, Home Insurance | Tagged , , , ,

Purchasing a home involves getting to know a lot of financial terms and processes that most first-time homebuyers have never been exposed to. One of the most confusing is insurance. If you’ve never owned a home before, your familiarity with insurance most likely centers around auto insurance, health insurance, life insurance and, perhaps, renter’s insurance. [...]

What are HOAs and CCRs?

September 13, 2013

in Home Buying Guide | Tagged , , , ,

The acronyms “HOA” and “CCRs,” although they are used daily by real estate agents, may be unfamiliar to the average person. Let’s break down these acronyms and get you up to speed on what homebuyers should know. HOA HOA stands for homeowner association – a nonprofit organization that is funded by all the association’s members [...]

Is Real Estate Recovery Right Around the Corner?

February 10, 2012

in This Week in Real Estate | Tagged , , , , , ,

55+ Consumers Boosting Builder Confidence A new index by the National Association of Home Builders show there’s optimism in the market for single family homes targeting the 55+ consumer. The measure takes into account builder sentiment based on current sales, prospective traffic and anticipated sales for six months. Builder confidence in the segment increased four [...]