Category: Home Purchases

Should You Rent Or Buy A Home?

Buying a home

Renting an apartment or a house is how most of us spend our early adulthood. After all, not many 19-year-olds can afford a down payment on a house, and renting provides the flexibility that most young adults require. Whether you are a college student moving from one apartment to the next as roommates come and… Read more »

How To Budget When Buying A Home

home budget

Looking at home prices — particularly in North Texas — can be a shock. While you are surely aware that you do not have to pay the total cost of the house upfront, the numbers are still staggering. Many of us consider the costs broken down into two parts: the down payment and monthly mortgage… Read more »

Why You Need Title Insurance

title insurance

Buying a house is incredibly exciting; after all, you are finding a place that you love enough to call home. While this is certainly true, the actual purchasing process can be tricky and stressful. From navigating escrow to finding appraisers to more, there is a lot that buyers have to keep in mind. An often… Read more »

Escrow’s Role In The Home Buying Process

escrow

The home buying process can seem daunting, especially for those who have not been through it before. It is admittedly complex, and there are more steps involved than you may expect. Because of this, it is essential to learn as much as you can before beginning this journey, so you do not find yourself overwhelmed… Read more »

Renting Vs. Buying: An Analysis

buying and renting

Becoming a homeowner is a major responsibility, so there is a lot to consider before diving into this commitment. One of the most prevalent aspects of this jump that you’ll need to think about is the difference between renting and buying. If you have been going back and forth between the two options, you surely… Read more »

When Do You Need A Home Appraisal?

Home appraisal

Just because someone is selling a home at a certain price, it doesn’t mean that it is the true value of the house. While right now, home prices are skyrocketing in North Texas, and you will likely pay more for a house than you would in previous years, you need to be aware of its… Read more »

The Basics Of Buying A Home

buying a home

When you are trying to navigate buying a home, especially if it is your first time, there is a lot to juggle. From finding a realtor to making a bid on the perfect home, you surely have a full plate. Part of this process, that often gets overlooked, is how you are going to pay… Read more »

A Vacation Home Is Closer Than You May Think

vacation home

It is easy to sit back and imagine yourself sitting on beachfront property or in a cabin on an idyllic mountain. While the thought of owning your own vacation property certainly sounds perfect, it can admittedly feel daunting. After all, if you are still paying your mortgage on your primary residence, the thought of taking… Read more »

Do You Need Homeowners Insurance?

homeowner's insurance

If you have never owned a home, the checklist of things you need to do before buying one in addition to what you need once you do can seem daunting. Luckily, there are many resources available to help you stay on track throughout the entire process. One particularly important element of homeownership is maintaining insurance…. Read more »

Navigating The DFW Housing Market

DFW Housing Market

If you live in DFW or you regularly follow real estate news, you are likely aware that something is going on in the housing market — namely, that house prices are up dramatically. There is a litany of reasons for this, but one of the major ones is that there is something of a housing… Read more »