First Time Home Buyer

Costly Mistakes to Avoid After You Buy Your First Home

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You’re smart. You’re doing your research about home buying and homeownership (like you are right now!), so you feel like you’re prepared to avoid common home buying pitfalls. But you’ll soon find that once you’ve moved in, there is a whole new list of common problems that plague unwary first-time [...]

3 Surprising Ways a Savvy Agent Can Help You in Negotiating Your Home Purchase

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In a previous post I wrote about the D.A.N.G.E.R report, D.A.N.G.E.R stands for Definitive Analysis of Negative Game Changers Emerging in Real Estate.  a report commissioned by the National Association of Realtors in 2015.  In the report the authors created an index called a PTI measuring the Probability (P) of the danger to happen, the [...]

Mortgage Industry Easing the Hurdles of the Side Hustle

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If you’ve applied for a mortgage or a loan using money earned via a side hustle you’ve probably been put through the wringer providing documentation on income and expenses.   According to 2016 Bureau of Labor [...]