Home Buyer's Blog

Accredited Buyer’s Representatives (ABR®) are real estate professionals who have special training and experience in working with buyers. They aren’t, however, the only people with helpful advice for future homebuyers. Consider these tips from other consumers—people who recently completed their own real estate transaction—and the suggestions they’re offering to other buyers.

You've found a home that's right for you and it's time to make an offer. What steps are involved in negotiating a real estate purchase?

Scenario: A buyer is eager to purchase a home, but needs more time to qualify for a mortgage. A seller is eager to generate income on a vacant property. For this buyer and seller, a rent-to-own contract may be an attractive alternative to an immediate transaction.  

When a home has particular energy-related problems, homeowners (or potential buyers) can begin the diagnostic process.

The decision to purchase a home is a highly personal one, based on both tangible and intangible factors.

Moving to a new, unfamiliar community can be stressful and demanding. To make your transfer go smoothly, consider these suggestions:

You’ve been searching for homes online, driving by interesting properties in your car, and found one that looks perfect. What do you do next? Contact the agent featured on the yard sign and the online listing?

If you plan to buy a house in the future, there are several things you need to know now about how banks make decisions on approving mortgage applications.

Many would-be home buyers have fantasies of purchasing a house that’s a diamond in the rough, then fixing it up to be a showplace. Only on occasion does it happen this way.

You’re planning to buy your first house? How exciting! Just make sure you avoid these expensive mistakes, so your new home will measure up to your dreams.

It may seem like a good idea to work with the same agent to sell your existing home and help you purchase a new one, but is this the right choice for you?

Here are some of the potential pros and cons you should consider for using the same real estate professional in two different capacities.

Buying a home is one of the biggest purchases of your life. Every bit of money you can save, without sacrificing, is worthwhile. One great way to realize substantial savings is taking time to find the best mortgage product.

Before buying a home, it’s best to spend time carefully selecting a buyer’s agent to represent your interests in this all-important transaction. But how do you choose one?

Buying a home is unlike any other purchase. Before you assume you can do this on your own, consider why it may be smarter to work with an Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®).

Buying your first home is exciting! Even so, smart homebuyers take time to consider these five essential steps for achieving the best results.

Pages