When you’re determining how much you can afford to spend on your new home, you’re likely to pull up a mortgage calculator, punch in what you can afford in a monthly payment and begin your search based on the calculator.
Don’t forget closing costs
But what many first-time buyers don’t realize is there are several other costs that go into purchasing a home. The cost of closing alone can add thousands of dollars ($3,700 on average) to the price of a home, not to mention thousands more fo... read more
Moving to a new area can be both exciting and overwhelming. Whether you’re moving to start a new job, to be closer to family or just because you want to live in an area with abundant recreation and hospitality to match, you have a whole new terrain to learn. You’ll need to decide where to buy groceries, where to find kayaking or snowshoe trails and discover new restaurants and entertainment options.
If you’re looking to relocate to the river valley area, we are here to help. Following are some of ... read more
When you’re planning a move, it seems there are a million details to think about: from packing to changing billing addresses to cleaning, filling the moving truck and even downsizing. Simply put, the amount of work it takes to relocate can be overwhelming.
But in the midst of packing up your lives, it’s important to remember that your children are moving too, and changing schools can be a very scary endeavor.
Changing homes often means changing schools
For children, the potential impact of chang... read more
Title insurance is an essential addition to your home purchase package. With title insurance, you can be protected against title defects, such as prior owner debt & liens that have been instituted prior to your home purchase. Check out this infographic that covers title insurance further!... read more
When you’re ready to invest, you may consider purchasing a condominium as an investment. But are condos a good investment? Let’s take a closer look.
Factors that may or may not make a condo a good investment
There are a number of factors that contribute to whether a condo is a good investment. In addition to considering the sale price of the condo, you’ll also want to take into consideration the other costs associated with owning and managing a condo, and you’ll want to know specif... read more