When you buy a home that has a Home Owner's Association (HOA) you're essentially paying a fee to live according to the association's set of rules and guidelines. Your payment in return, is used toward maintaining the community and managing the common areas, other members of the community and any issues that may arise. During your home search, it's important to factor in the pros and cons of having an HOA in order to decide if it's something you want or something you'd rather not pay into.
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When you think of a Southern home, do you think of breezy porches, rocking chairs and spacious rooms for gathering your closest friends and family? If you answered, "Yes" then you're going to love this new listing at 518 McGinnis Lane! Not only does the cheerful, welcoming exterior of this home instantly make you feel invited in, but the feeling of Southern hospitality continues as you walk through the front door! Colorful, Bright and Beachy don't even begin to describe the incredible details of this... read more
Buying a home is one of the largest investments some people may make in their lifetime, so making sure you form a budget that lets you invest the right amount of money is a very important part of the process! Finding a home you can comfortably afford, by preparing a budget, will allow you room in your savings to have other investments without stretching your wallet too thin on your mortgage alone. Making the distinction in what you SHOULD borrow vs. what you COULD borrow is a great tool that will help you... read more
If you've been renting because you think you can't afford a home, think again! We've got great news for you... being a first time home owner is a goal that you can easily achieve and we'd like to help!
When it comes to the decision of renting vs. buying there are a lot of myths out there that quickly discourage potential buyers, forcing them into another lease, another month to month obligation and another payment towards someone else's expenses, which leaves us asking, "Why spend your income paying off ... read more
If you're a first time home buyer you're going to be hearing a lot of terms that are probably unfamiliar to you throughout the buying process, and that's okay! You can go into your home buying experience like a pro once you've seen our Real Estate Glossary! While you may have heard these terms before, actually understanding what they mean can help you be sure that you're completely comprehending every step of the home buying process! We want the purchase of your first home to be a learning experience... read more