October 2016

6 Ways You Could Sabotage Your Mortgage Preapproval

Homebuyers make a lot of mistakes that hurt their chances of getting a mortgage preapproval from their lender. You don’t want to join their ranks and sabotage your home purchase. To find out what those missteps are, we talked to two lending experts: Casey Fleming, a mortgage advisor with C2 Financial Corp. in San Jose, California,

What it Really Costs to Buy A Home

It would be nice if houses for sale came with giant price tags so a buyer could easily compare “all-in” costs. Imagine trying to buy a gallon of milk and having to separately compute what it costs to feed the cow, distribute the inventory and stock the shelves. Let’s bottom-line your home ownership costs, from

4 Ways to Keep your Bathroom Remodel on Schedule

How to work with your professional to meet or beat deadlines. Double sinks, walk-in showers, mosaic tiles, oversized tubs, radiant floor heat, and storage, storage, storage. These are just some of the defining attributes that can turn that outdated and cramped bathroom into an oasis of relaxation and escape. The choices can get overwhelming, but

3 Reasons to Hire a Seller’s Agent

If you’re selling your home, you should expect a list of expenses. The commission you pay the seller’s agent is usually one of the biggest, around 6% of your home’s selling price. This pays for the valuable work your seller’s agent, also known as a listing agent, does for you: preparing the home, marketing it, showing it to