Home Buying Tips

Home Buying Tips Hidden Costs of Home Ownership Planning on buying a home? There are additional hidden costs to consider when planning a home budget after your purchase. Here is my three part video series to help you plan for some of the hidden costs of home ownership. Part One: Home Maintenance You need a budget to plan for home maintenance. A good […]
Home Buying Tips New Construction Buying: 3 Part Video Series Are you interested in purchasing new construction property? In my three part video series, I discuss what you should do before talking with a builder. Part One: Hire a Buyer’s Agent When you walk into a new construction show room, the sales people you encounter are working for the builder, not you the buyer. You […]
Home Buying Tips 3 Things You Should Not Do if You’re Buying Now Here are Three Things to avoid when you are one month out from buying a house. 1. No large deposits. There is a caveat to this- talk to your lender if you are making a deposit from a family member or receiving a gift. If you are taking a distribution from retirement accounts, or stocks,  […]
Home Buying Tips Down Payment Assistance Program Updates in Maryland Did you know there are down payment assistance programs available in Maryland? Maryland made recent adjustments to these programs. These updates have made more funds available for buyers. Recently, I interviewed senior home loan consultant, Hillary Cochin, from Main Street Home Loans. In this video, we discuss: Overview of down payment assistance programs in Maryland […]
Home Buying Tips 7 Terms for First-time Homebuyers Buying your first home can be overwhelming. Here are some helpful terms you need to know as a first time buyer. Appraisal The appraisal is a professional analysis on the value of your home, conducted by a licensed appraiser. The lender will assign an appraiser once you are under contract on a home. In most […]
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