Buying a higher end home or large property has some similarities to the purchase of regular real estate, but there are also many different steps to take in the purchase of a high end property. One of the differences is securing financing for this type of home. If you are shopping for a luxury property and need financing you have probably come across the term jumbo mortgage. « Continue »
You’re getting excited to buy your first house. While it can seem overwhelming with a lot of documents to sign, papers to fill out and numbers flying around you certainly don’t want to overpay for your home. Here are five strategies for not overpaying on your house purchase.« Continue »
When you buy a home, condo, townhouse or ranch it’s imperative to perform a professional home inspection. Having an inspector carefully look through the property before you buy gives you the assurance to either move forward or to withdraw from the transaction assuming there is too much to be done. Sellers may have a chance to correct some issues but it is ultimately up to you, the buyer, to decide with the knowledge you have after the inspection if you want to proceed.« Continue »
Multi-generational floor plans are becoming a popular thing now. We’ve seen the need for multi-generational homes over the last 5 to 10 years and they are becoming extremely popular, especially in states like Texas. I’m seeing more and more families looking for an additional bedroom or guest room that would also feature an en suite bathroom or separate living quarters altogether. Many adult children are having their elderly parents or even disabled children live with them and they’re looking for separate living quarters attached to the home. While many older homes will have this built on as an addition, several newer homes, especially those built by Lennar such as their NextGen® homes, come move-in ready for multigenerational families.
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