What You Need to Know to Buy a Home in 2019


Buying a home is a different experience from person to person.  Everyone handles the responsibility of applying, searching and closing in their own way.  It doesn’t matter how much research you’ve done and how many times you’ve been through it, there are still situations that leave you scratching your head saying “Now I know”.  Regardless… [Read More]

Why People Buy Homes


Why are you buying? This should be the first question you ask yourself before getting pre-qualified or doing any research.  What are the reasons you want a home?  There is no right answer to this question, everyone has their own reasons for wanting to get their “piece of the pie”.  In the end it’s important to understand… [Read More]

Home Inspections and Appraisals


There are two pivotal times in every clients loan that always cause tension:  the home inspection and the appraisal.  Likely because these two reports will decipher the value and quality of the home buyers purchase, it’s no wonder they are biting their fingernails waiting for the results.  I see quite a few real estate agents… [Read More]

Thinking of buying a home in 2019? Read this.


As spring approaches and the weather turns in our favor, the heat increases as the coats and sweatshirts go into hibernation.  We also see business pick up, not only in real estate but in many other sectors like construction and retail.  As people return from their winter slumber they are ready to enjoy the most out… [Read More]

Why Buy?

If you are currently renting an apartment, duplex or home, you may notice that over the last 5 years the cost of renting has drifted upward.  Maybe not every year, but over the national average rents in Midwest have increased on average 4.1% for two bedrooms, 2.5% for one bedrooms, and 3.8% for studio apartments. source… [Read More]

Can You Get a Mortgage If Your Credit is Under 620?


If you’re reading this you might be one of the millions of American’s with a credit score below 620.  I’ve spoken with dozens of clients who feel it doesn’t pay to apply because they know their credit is poor.   I want to tell you it is possible to get a mortgage and a home with… [Read More]