Home Program 101: Blog

13 Services You Need to Consult When Selling Your Home

1. Real Estate Attorney - Some states require an attorney to handle the closing of your home. Arizona is not one of them. 2. Appraiser - When financing is involved an appraisal is usually required and contingent to the home closing. If you receive a cash offer, in most cases it is optional. If the buyer wants an appraisal, it should be clearly stipulated in the sales contract. 3. Home Inspector...

Thinking About Buying? Know Your Credit Score

Knowing your credit score or getting a recent copy of your credit report is one of the first steps that you can take toward knowing how ready you are to start the home buying process. Make sure all the information listed on your report is accurate and work to correct any mistakes. The higher your credit score, the more likely you will be to receive a better interest rate for your mortgage, which will...

It’s a Seller’s Market! Should I Downsize Now?

A study by Edelman Berland reveals that 33% of homeowners who are contemplating selling their houses in the near future are planning to scale down. Let’s look at a few reasons why this might make sense for many homeowners, as the majority of the country is currently experiencing a seller’s market. In a blog, Dave Ramsey, the financial guru, highlighted the advantages of selling your...

The Foreclosure Crisis: 10 years later

CoreLogic recently released a report entitled, United States Residential Foreclosure Crisis: 10 Years Later, in which they examined the years leading up to the crisis all the way through to present day. With a peak in 2010 when nearly 1.2 million homes were foreclosed on, over 7.7 million families lost their homes throughout the entire foreclosure crisis. Dr. Frank Nothaft, Chief...

Compare listings

Compare