By Matt Barbato on 7/5/2018
The spring is arguably the most popular season for homebuying, but that doesn’t mean the market dries up during the summer. In fact, there are plenty of great opportunities for prospective buyers to make a splash on their dream home.
By Nick Van Heest on 11/6/2017
Want to get on the fast track to homeownership? Guaranteed Rate’s no-cost Red Arrow Approval Express program could speed up your mortgage process and help you lock down your dream home.
By Nick Van Heest on 10/24/2017
In the market for a vacation home? Whether you’re dreaming of a beachfront paradise or a backcountry lodge, a second home can spice up your life.
By Nick Van Heest on 10/23/2017
Every year, thousands of medical professionals graduate from med school and residency programs across the country. Recent graduates are typically saddled with student loan debts and often lack the savings for a hefty down payment. However, many of them can look forward to massive potential for future earnings and their risk of defaulting tends to be lower than the average homebuyer.
By Adam Fluck on 10/11/2017
When buying a home, it’s important to protect your identity and maintain financial security. For many people, buying a home is the most significant financial decision they’ll ever make. Part of that process typically involves securing a mortgage. As you navigate the mortgage process, private, sensitive information is shared with the lender and such details …
By Nick Van Heest on 9/6/2017
Fresh air. Ruby sunsets over the sparkling horizon. Swimming, fishing and boating adventures. Whether an oceanfront estate or a lakeside cabin is in your crosshairs, living by the shore can be packed with enchantment. However, as a homebuyer, you need to know what you’re getting into before taking the plunge—here are a few pros and …
By Nick Van Heest on 8/3/2017
Condominiums and cooperatives are easy to mix up. Both offer comparable standards of living in similar types of buildings—inside and out. But from a legal and financial point of view, major differences abound. Before we tally the pros and cons of these living arrangements, let’s start with a clear definition of each. What is a …
By Kevin Lambert on 8/1/2017
You’ve found the home that perfectly fits your vision and life situation, and you’ve secured loan pre-approval to expedite the purchase. It’s an exciting time for any homebuyer—becoming a homeowner, anticipating a big transition and starting a new phase of life, envisioning future home projects and improvements. Before you sign the dotted line, however, a …
By Adam Fluck on 7/13/2017
When my brother Justin decided he was ready to purchase a home for the first time in the fall of 2012, he admittedly knew little about his mortgage options or the process itself. All he really knew was that he wanted to stop paying rent and start investing in a property of his own. As …
By Kevin Lambert on 6/29/2017
Down payment assistance programs make home buying easier The home-buying process can involve some big financial barriers for would-be borrowers, and coming up with enough cash for the down payment is chief among them. For many, it’s a hurdle that’s simply too high to overcome. Or so they think. Unfortunately, there’s a good deal of …
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