Buying your first home is a big and exciting step toward your dream of building a solid financial future. With a lot to consider - credit score, down payments and mortgage rates - you don't want first-time homebuyer myths about the process to derail your goals. A Google search can pull up good information, but it can also be difficult to … [Read more...] about 10 First-Time Homebuyer Myths You Shouldn’t Ignore
We’ve all seen the signs and ads - “We Buy Houses Fast!” - or some variation, around town, in your mailbox and in social media. Typically these offers are from property investors or house "flippers" that will purchase a home for cash, often “as is.” But who are instant cash offers good for? Homeowners who don’t like the stress of preparing and … [Read more...] about Instant Cash Offers and iBuyers: Pros and Cons
Discover What Buyers Will Pay in Today’s Market It’s easy to look up how much money you have in your savings account or the real-time value of your stock investments. But determining the dollar value of a home is trickier. As a seller, knowing your home’s worth helps you price it correctly when you put it up for sale. If you price it too high, it … [Read more...] about What’s Your Kansas City Area Home Actually Worth?
As we begin another year, everyone wants to know: “Where's the housing market headed in 2019?” It’s not only buyers, sellers, and homeowners who are impacted. The real estate market plays an integral role in the overall U.S. economy. Fortunately, key indicators point toward a stable housing market in 2019 with signs of modest growth. However, … [Read more...] about January 2019 Report: What’s Ahead for Real Estate?
What would you do if you won the Powerball lottery in Kansas City? It’s the question of the hour as the jackpot rises to hit record-setting numbers. As you approach the checkout counter and select your six lucky numbers, the possibilities for daydreaming are endless, from exotic vacations to luxury cars to dream homes. Well we’re here to help you … [Read more...] about Top 20 Most Expensive Homes for Sale in the Kansas City Area
How strong is your credit score? Cleaning up your credit is essential before you make any major financial moves. Having a bad score can hurt your chances of being able to open a credit card, apply for a loan, purchase a car, or rent an apartment. It is especially important to have clean credit before you try to buy a home. With a less-than-great … [Read more...] about Get Credit Score in Shape Before Buying a Home
They’re called “swings” or “bridges”—but they don’t belong on a kindergarten playground. They’re the specialized loans that can help Kansas City home buyers get past the kind of cash crunch that can snag an otherwise perfectly achievable purchase. This is a timing situation that happens quite frequently; it’s in the nature of residential real … [Read more...] about Bridge Loans Help Kansas City Sellers and Buyers Make Deals Happen