Courtesy of the National Association of Realtors® VOICEOVER: On April 11, 1968 the Fair Housing Act was enacted into law, recognizing that property rights should not be abridged because of discrimination, based on race, color national origin or religion. Resistance,...
Questions to Ask When Choosing a Lender
Loan terms, rates, and products can vary significantly from one company to the next. When shopping around, these are a few things you should ask about.
Finance a Home, Creatively
Investigate local, state, and national down payment assistance programs or explore these other methods for creatively financing a house.
Questions to Ask a Home Inspector
Ask inspectors how long they’ve been working in the field and how many inspections they’ve completed.
Checklist: Your Mortgage Application
Every lender requires documents as part of the process of approving a mortgage loan. Here are documents you’re generally required to provide.
How to Recognize a Qualified Buyer
Offers can be exciting, but unless your potential buyer has the resources to qualify for a mortgage, you may not really have a sale.
What to Know About the Appraisal Process
Once you are under contract, the buyer’s lender will send out an appraiser to make sure the purchase price is in line with the property’s value.
6 Tips for Choosing the Best Offer for Your Home
Have a plan for reviewing purchase offers so you don’t let the best slip through your fingers.
How to Price Your Home Like the Savviest Sellers
Home pricing is more of a science than an art, but many homeowners price with their heartstrings instead of cold, hard data.
5 Suck-It-Up Questions to Ask Before Spurning a Low-Ball Offer
Feeling insulted is normal. But don’t let it get in the way of what might be a good deal.