An empty nest and other lifestyle changes are propelling many people over a certain age to consider condominiums as an alternative to owning a single-family home.Read More
We live in a changing world, one where many personal benchmarks are delayed. We tend to be a first-time homebuyer at a later age.Read More
The loan is approved, the contract is signed, the title is clean, the closing date is set, and everything seems on track to get that home.
And then some people do the unthinkable that costs them their dream home.Read More
Perceptions vary widely when buying a house that needs work, just ask any home buyer.Read More
Purchasing a new home is an exciting time. From checking out new potential homes and exploring new neighborhoods in Beaverton, it’s an experience to remember.Read More
Thinking about buying your first home? Before you can unlock the door to home ownership, you have to take some important first steps.Read More
Loans from the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) are popular because they allow you to buy a home with a relatively small down payment.Read More
First time homebuyer demand surged to its highest level in 17 years during the third quarter of 2017, according to the First-Time Homebuyer Market ReportRead More
The average first-time homebuyer spends 40% of their income on housing.
It's house-hunting season.Read More
For several years, home sellers have had the upper hand as they haggled with buyers over price. In 2018, it might at least be more of a fair fight.
How can you choose the right community? Become a neighborhood detective. Figure out what you're looking for, do research and find the perfect neighborhood.Read More
The 2017 real estate market, characterized by a relentless listings shortage, surging home prices and a noisy political climate fueling uncertainty about the future, wasn’t without its challenges.Read More
Many people who are considering buying their first home can be overwhelmed by the myriad of financing options available. Fortunately, by taking the time to research the basics of property financing, homeowners can save a significant amount of time and money.Read More
For people who love old houses — and love to work on them — the notion of buying a fixer-upper can be irresistible. Just think: You can snag a rundown place in a good neighborhood for way below market priceRead More
The down payment. Cue the dramatic, fear-filled suspense music. Yeah, it’s scary. Coming up with enough cash to put down when buying a house is the single biggest roadblock for most hopeful home buyers. But how much do you really need?Read More
Millennials want to own a home. Many just don’t have the cash.
Despite grand theories about the revolutionary shift in millennial spending, young adults today don’t want to eschew housing any more than they want to give up cars, McDonald’s, or most other staples of an idependant life. In fact 91% of renters between the ages of 25 and 34 eventually want to own a home, according to a Fannie Mae survey.Read More
Homebuyers must learn to compromise because most won't get everything they want.
You’ve dreamed for years of buying your first home, and now it’s time. You’ve created Pinterest boards dotted with photos of beautiful home decor, watched all the episodes of HGTV’s “House Hunters” and spent hours trolling listings online. You know exactly what you want.Read More