Written by Jim Vogel:There are many great reasons a senior would want to move from their long-term home. Maybe they want to downsize, as the upkeep on their family home is becoming too much of a burden. Maybe they want to move closer to family. Maybe they just want a change of scenery. Whatever the reason, many seniors will look to secure a traditional home loan for the new purchase. Here are some things to think about before you do.
Are you even qualified right now?
It may have been a very long... read more
If you’re trying to purchase a home in a competitive market, you need to be able to prove to the seller that you are the right buyer for their home. The housing market in DFW has seen steady growth over the past few years. The demand for housing is high, but a lack of inventory has created an environment where there are too many buyers for the number of available homes. For sellers, this often leads to multiple offers for higher prices, but buyers are discovering that homes only stay on the mar... read more
The United States Army. The Marine Corps. The Navy. The Coast Guard. The Air Force. These five branches of the military are comprised of courageous men and women who serve our country daily. They could be your son/daughter, sister/brother, a parent/grandparent, a neighbor, or a complete stranger. Regardless, they are the individuals who take an oath to protect us, our homes, and the lives we have grown accustomed to, while sometimes giving up their own. Each year, we honor these fallen men and women on Me... read more
According to the 2016 National Association of Realtors Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, the average home buyers visits at least 7 different websites to look for a home. That’s a lot of browsing and if you’re selling your home it’s not enough to just have your home featured on 100 different real estate sites. You want to make sure your real estate agent has them posted on the sites that get seen.
Coldwell Banker® is the most visited national real estate b... read more
Unless you’re planning on doing your own version of Fixer Upper, the general home-buying rule of thumb is to look for a place you’ll be able to live in for five years or more. So if you have kids (or are about to), you’ll need to look not just at the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, but also consider how a house will work for a crawling baby, curious toddler, rambunctious preschooler and beyond—not to mention multiple children, if that’s your plan. Talk to your&nbs... read more