Buying vs. Renting – The Tipping Point

Buying vs. Renting – The Tipping Point

It may be a wildly overused phrase, but “tipping point” applies to the Buying vs. Renting comparison, particularly as mortgage rates start to rise. And according to a finding published recently in Trulia, we’re still a little ways away (nationally)...
Buying vs. Renting – The Tipping Point

First Time Homebuyer Tips

M&I, a part of BMO Financial Group, recently issued some advice for first time homebuyers. Although M&I is located in Indiana, the tips apply to non-Hoosiers, too. How does this sound? Assess Affordability It’s widely accepted advice: Housing costs...
Buying vs. Renting – The Tipping Point

Housing Recovery Still a Year Away

Builderonline.com recently reported that despite signs in November of a housing market recovery, reality will see the beginnings of a true turn-around sometime in 2013. Some of the stats that seasoned the article were noteworthy and not terribly promising, including:...
Buying vs. Renting – The Tipping Point

Homebuyer Haggling Hits the Web

Negotiating home prices just got a little easier. Or at least more impersonal. The website BuyerCurious.com lets buyers make an offer on a property via the website, taking inconvenient — and sometimes awkward — phone calls out of the mix. Once a buyer...
Buying vs. Renting – The Tipping Point

5 Top Homebuying Negotiation Tips

Found the home of your dreams? Good, now keep it to yourself! Make no mistake: buying a home is a negotiation, and sometimes the less you reveal, the better off you are. You know what a poker face is? Put it on. Now. To ensure you get the best price possible, here are...
Buying vs. Renting – The Tipping Point

Avoiding the Three Gs of Homebuying

You have got to love those Brits! Across-the-pond property expert Phil Spencer has just released a vodcast for homebuyers on how to avoid the three Gs. I never knew there was one G, nevermind three. So what are the three Gs? They are gazumping, gazundering and...