HOA (Homeowner's Association) Basics
About 25 percent of home buyers purchase properties within common-interest developments, commonly referred to as homeowner’s associations (HOAs). If you are looking to move into a community with an HOA, it’s important to understand what they actually are, how they are governed, and... more
You Made an Offer... Now What?
You finally hit the point in your life when you are ready and able to purchase property. You contact a lender, receive pre-approval on a mortgage, and attend several open houses. You find the house you want to buy, and your real estate agent puts together all necessary paperwork. It works somewhat l... more
Visit an Open House - Even if You're Not Buying
After a seller has staged their home and listed it on the market, it’s likely their real estate agent will recommend holding an open house. Potential home buyers flock open houses for a chance to get a peek inside the closets and stroll through the rooms.
But not everyone who attends is... more