First time home buyers are told a lot of things — “Save your money,” their parents advise. “Location, location, location!” their friend’s friend cautions. Reasonable advice, for certain. But there some important elements of the home buying process which a typical first time home buyer doesn’t usually hear. We’ve listed some of the most … [Read more...] about 7 Things No One Tells Johnson County First Time Home Buyers
Sometimes, even after your mortgage application has been approved, you have to scratch your head at apparent non-sequiturs that attach to the process (for instance, when a loan is made contingent upon your repaying an ultra-low-interest credit account). Even more so if your perfectly dandy financial situation results in a turndown. How could this … [Read more...] about Bankers Are People, Too — People With Rules!
It’s pretty common to hear from previously contented tenants who suddenly experience the Eureka! moment – one where they realize they should have bought a home a while back. Eureka! moments happen most frequently around April 15 -- but they can strike anytime. To minimize the lapse between Eureka! and the moment when home ownership became the smart … [Read more...] about The Eureka! Moment for Johnson County Renters
Anyone who is buying a house in Johnson County -- or even just checking up on the market -- is likely to find that some of the rules of the game seem to have shifted. Particularly anyone expecting to be deluged by the kind of amazing deals being offered in 2008 and 2009 should see what we mean. As the latest housing statistics continue to paint … [Read more...] about Buyer Beware: Strategies That Get You Nowhere