Buying A Home

Are You Ready to Buy a Home?" Test

What do you ask yourself when deciding if you are ready to buy a home? The four questions explored here are among the most important when determining if you should now consider a home purchase.

Benefits of Homeownership

Owning a home can bring financial rewards as well as a personal satisfaction that comes with knowing that you have a piece of the American dream. This article from explores the many benefits and rewards of owning your own home.

How a REALTOR®
Can Help

The enormity of the financial transaction aside, finding the right home to fit our particular needs and wants is no easy undertaking. Though some people may think of using the services of a REALTOR® only when selling their homes, a REALTOR® can be invaluable when buying one as well.

The Home Inspection
and You

What is a home inspection? Why do you need one? How do you find a qualified inspector? These answers and more are addressed by The American Society of Home Inspectors®, the oldest and leading non-profit professional association for independent home inspectors.

Foreclosures: How to Buy a Fannie Mae Owned Home

As a prospective home buyer, you have many options in your search to find an affordable home. One of those options today is the purchase of a home that has been foreclosed and is currently owned by Fannie Mae. Click here to search for Fannie Mae-owned homes for sale.

Avoiding the Pitfalls

Unfortunately, even the best planning can fail to protect you from the many surprises and obstacles that can materialize in the course of the home buying process. These tips will help guide you to a more comfortable and painless purchase process.

Preparing the Offer

You finally found the home of your dreams - now what? Here are the answers to your questions about this exciting and often nerve- wracking experience.

Why Title Insurance?

When purchasing a home or other real estate, what you acquire is title to the property, which may be limited by rights and claims asserted by others. Problems with title can limit your use and enjoyment of real estate, as well as bring financial loss. Here's the facts about what could well be the least understood part of the home buying process.