Shopping for a new home is an exciting time and you may have built up this image in your mind of what it should be. While having what you want in mind is perfectly normal and expected, you must recognize that you must manage your expectations when looking for a home. Doing so will help […]
Are you ready to invest your money into a home? A home is one of the biggest assets and investments you will ever have, but it’s also a non-liquid investment. Once you make your down payment, you can no longer easily access that money for any other reason—even if it is an emergency. So before […]
When you enter a real estate contract on the property you are considering buying, the sale is subject to a due diligence period where, the buyer has the opportunity to terminate the contract if they decide the home isn’t for them.
When you put in an offer for a home you’d like to buy and have signed your real estate contract, you will have entered your due diligence period. The length of this period varies from contract to contract, depending on your needs and what has been negotiated with the seller.
You’ve found the house you’ve decided you’re committed to buying. To show the seller that you are serious about your offer, you decide to put down an earnest money deposit. How do you know how much you should put down and what determines the rate? There is no “right” answer, as it depends on a […]
In today’s housing market, you are likely to find yourself competing with other buyers for the same home. However, there is more to a winning home offer than just money. In order to get the home you want, you need to make your offer stand out from all of the rest.
Simply put, a re-performing loan is a loan that was previously considered non-performing and you began making payments on it again. Re-performing loans are also called “scratch and dent” loans because it has a performing issue or is defective. Even if you have not repaid the missed payments your loan will still become re-performing—just remember […]
Buying a home is not always a smooth process. From inspections to getting title insurance and agreeing on a closing date, unforeseen circumstances can occur. If you find that you need more time to get the money for a Kansas City mortgage, you may wonder if you can extend the closing date and how it […]
Putting in an offer on a home you want to purchase has become very competitive and buyers have become more ambitious. Due to limited inventory in the housing market, buyers may need more than just money to get the home they want. Homebuyers attempting to stand out from a crowd of offers in today’s market […]
The inability to put down a down payment on a home is a common concern among home buyers in the process of buying a home. You may not have the money and are turning to family for gift funds or have the money in a savings account, but don’t want to spend it all. Whatever […]