With Home Buying, Planning Ahead Will Make the Multiple-Step Process Easier

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If you’re planning in the spring to buy your first house, you already may be feeling a bit overwhelmed about what can often be a complicated and convoluted process. The good news is that you have plenty of time to learn the myriad steps to buying a home and getting prepared for the endeavor. [...]

Borrowers Who Lost Homes Get a Second Chance

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There is new hope for many Americans who lost their homes to foreclosures and short sales in recent years and are ready to buy a home again. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently introduced new guidelines for Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loans, essentially making it easier for eligible borrowers who [...]

How Much Should You Save to Buy a House?

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Buying a home is still considered to be a lifetime accomplishment. How much cash you're going to need upfront to do so is another story entirely. The funds needed to close the sale play an enormous role in your ability to get a home loan. If you're serious about buying a home or will [...]

Check the Rules of a Homeowners Association before Buying

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There are several factors consumers take into account when buying a home, including property features, proximity to their work and the surrounding community. The neighborhood they are moving into can play a large role on a new homeowner's experience, so it's important to research the particulars of each community thoroughly. One of the first [...]

Buying a Home in a Buyer’s Market

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When is the best time to buy a house? With many markets reporting an abundance of homes for sale, and interest rates remaining at near historic lows, now might be one of the best times in recent memory. While today’s real estate market does offer advantages to buyers, consumers still need to be savvy [...]

It May Be More Beneficial Than You Thought

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Nevada County enjoys an active real estate market year round, however, sellers often overlook the holiday season as a great time to market their home. Following are several reasons why this time of the year may be the right time for you to sell. 1. Buyers who look for a house during the holidays [...]

Do Some Research Before Purchasing a Foreclosed Home

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Foreclosed homes that are up for auction can be appealing to homebuyers who are working on a strict budget and seeking out more affordable properties. However, there may also be some caveats that come with buying a home that has been in foreclosure, so it's important that prospective buyers get all the information about [...]

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