Home Buying 101

4 Real Estate Deal-Breakers and How to Fix Them Efficiently - Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: Live in a Loud Area? Here’s How to Reduce Sound Inside Your Home Fall Maintenance for Your Rental Properties 6 Tips for Preparing Your Home for Hurricane Season The real estate sales process can be stressful and […] The post 4 Real Estate Deal-Breakers and How to Fix Them Efficiently appeared first on RISMedia.

Infographic: 5 Down Payment Savings Tips - Sixty percent of homebuyers put 6 percent, or roughly $15,500, down on a median-priced house, according to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). Work toward that goal with these tips: For more information, please visit www.nar.realtor. For the latest real estate news and trends, bookmark RISMedia.com. The post Infographic: 5 Down Payment Savings Tips appeared first on RISMedia.

Learning the ABCs of FICO - Most people don’t think too much about their FICO scores until they want to get a loan. No matter the type of loan you want—mortgage, new car—the higher your FICO score, the more likely you’ll be approved. Understanding the five factors that make up your scores can be the first step toward improving them. Financial […] The post Learning the ABCs of FICO appeared first on RISMedia.

How to Qualify for an FHA Mortgage - (TNS)—If you’re concerned about getting approved for a conventional mortgage, keep your dreams of homeownership alive by considering a mortgage insured by the Federal Housing Administration. For borrowers who meet FHA requirements, this mortgage alternative is a terrific way to buy a home with a low down payment and less-than-perfect credit. What Are the Requirements […] The post How to Qualify for an FHA Mortgage appeared first on RISMedia.

7 Essentials Every Millennial Needs in Their First Home - Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: 5 Reasons Why Your HVAC Systems Aren’t Working Right Paris Hilton’s Dogs Live in a Mansion Nicer Than Your Home 8 Best Upgrades to Personalize Your New Home More and more millennials are buying homes, representing around 45 […] The post 7 Essentials Every Millennial Needs in Their First Home appeared first on RISMedia.

8 Best Upgrades to Personalize Your New Home - Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: 14 Times Pop Culture Predicted Future Technology For Sale: Former Social Club of George Washington Energy-Efficient Home Hacks to Complete Before End of Summer Before you move into your new house, you may want to make upgrades. […] The post 8 Best Upgrades to Personalize Your New Home appeared first on RISMedia.

You Don’t Have to Make a Down Payment on a VA Loan—Should You Anyway? - (TNS)—Many VA borrowers know that the VA home loan doesn’t require a down payment. Indeed, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, which guarantees this type of mortgage, is practically famous for its zero-down option, which opens the doors of homeownership to veterans, active duty service members, surviving spouses and other VA-eligible buyers. Many VA borrowers […] The post You Don’t Have to Make a Down Payment on a VA Loan—Should You Anyway? appeared first on RISMedia.

Key Steps in the Mortgage Underwriting Process - (TNS)—An underwriter is an entity, typically a company, accountable for analyzing and assuming the risk of another entity. Underwriting typically happens behind the scenes but is an important aspect of mortgage approvals. The mortgage underwriting process has five key steps: verification, appraisal, title search and insurance, flood certification, and surveying. Verification After the housing crisis […] The post Key Steps in the Mortgage Underwriting Process appeared first on RISMedia.

5 Simple Ways to Stage the Exterior of Your Home Before an Open House - Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: 7 Tips for Writing a Great Real Estate Agent Resume Facebook’s Latest Ad Product Is Designed Specifically for Real Estate 5 Stunning Staircases to Move You Higher If you’re selling your home, chances are good you’re familiar […] The post 5 Simple Ways to Stage the Exterior of Your Home Before an Open House appeared first on RISMedia.

Want to Save for a Down Payment? Skip the Pre-Wedding Shenanigans - Would-be homeowners can easily plunk down savings for a home—if they forgo their friends’ one last hurrah before the big day. A recent report by Zillow reveals the cost of destination bachelor or bachelorette parties can equal up to one-third of a down payment on a median-priced home. With attendees spending an average $1,106 (for […] The post Want to Save for a Down Payment? Skip the Pre-Wedding Shenanigans appeared first on RISMedia.

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