Category Archives: Home Buyers

Earning the Commission, Is it Plausible?

Earning the Commission, Is it Plausible?

Five percent of all homebuyers choose not to work with an agent. They conduct their own home search, contact the sellers, negotiate their contract, locate their financing and arranged inspections. All these services are provided by a Realtor®. If you had to think about what motivated them to do all this work, it would have […]



An Alternative Down Payment Source

an alternate down payment source

If you invest in or have a company-sponsored 401k, 403b or have a life insurance policy, you may know that you can borrow funds against these sources. Alternatively, you cannot borrow against the funds in a traditional or Roth IRA without incurring a 10 percent penalty before 59 ½ unless you use it for one […]






A Good Time to Buy a Home

a good time to buy a home

Realtors® always seem to think that right now is a good time to buy and they usually have good reasons why. But being a good time to buy doesn’t just rely on market conditions, loan rates or economic factors. It has more to do with individuals than anything else. Here are four factors to consider. […]


Making Your Best Investment

On occasion, buyers who are prepared and qualify to buy a home decide to take a step back and wait to commit to the purchase of a home. When their focus moves from buying a home, they start considering using their down payment money for other things. They begin to think about other large purchases […]


Gallup Poll Says Real Estate Still the Best

In a recent annual Gallup poll that started in 2002, 35 percent of the respondents said real estate was the best long-term investment option compared to 27 percent who choose stocks. Although the top choices were real estate, stocks, savings accounts and buying gold, respondents had the most confidence in homes as investments. Even with […]