One of the hardest parts of buying your first home is getting the money you need for down payment (Usually 3.5 % for FHA loans and 3-20 % for conventional). On a $200,000 home that is $7000 to $40,000 depending on the type of loan you have. Pocket change sez you…ha ha sez I (no, […]
1st Time Homebuying
A series of posts that help guide a 1st time homebuyer through the process of well…homebuying!
Ah, Utah Is Gettin’ Good For Real Estate! This weeks podcast from Utah Association of Realtors has some good news! Watch it…it’s only 2 minutes!
How Much Money Do I Need To Buy A Home? One of the first questions first time homebuyers always ask is how much money does it take to buy a home? Short answer: $1,000,000….just kidding, that should get the old heart beating.
Since the revision of the Utah Real Estate Purchase Contract went into effect on Jan 1, 2009, it is even more important for homebuyers in Salt Lake and indeed all of Utah to protect themselves with a home warranty. The section of the Utah Real Estate Purchase Contract that required home sellers to warranty all […]
Now we know all you guys are secretly dreaming of a home, and you should be with all that we have been saying, but I’ve been hearing that the prospect of breaking your apartment lease has given you nightmares, the shakes, and all kinds of unpleasant feelings. Tsk, Tsk, I say, young padawan learners (those […]
Do you or someone you know have a disability in their family? There is now a loan program available that can help get buyers with disabilities into a home of their own with low down payment, lower monthly payments and best of all….No mortgage insurance!
When you purchase a mortgage loan on a house- there is that phrase again, you didn’t think you were Purchasing a loan, now did you? Anyway, as part of purchasing a house, there are certain costs and fees associated with closing on the loan (there, that’s better). These costs are referred to as….wait for it…”Closing […]
Top 10 Things You Can Do With A Home That You Can’t Do In An Apartment Now, I know that you get bombarded with all the reasons to buy a home rather than rent, and most of them are legitimate and logical, but there are some other things for you to consider. So….here is My […]
Buying a home in Salt Lake is an exciting experience, especially if it is your first home. As you go through the process of home buying, however, there will inevitably be a point in time where you experience the “What Ifs”. What if’s” are those doubts that creep into your mind after the rose […]
Top 3 Real Estate Deal Killers In Utah-how buyers can avoid them Pretty explanatory right? We see real estate deals come to fruition (like that word, makes me seem smart) all the time, but occasionally we have the dreaded “DEAL KILLER” that rears its ugly head and the transaction falls apart.