Watch For These Signs That Could Suggest A Grow House

Whenever you're touring a house for sale and that you're thinking of buying, it's important to watch for signs that could suggest that the residence was previously used as a marijuana grow house. Sellers should always reveal this concerning history of their homes, but some people might not do so because of a concern over this history scaring buyers away. Your local police force can let you know if the house in question has this criminal history, but if no raids were ever conducted at the location, the house might not be known to police. Read More 

Who Should I Talk To Before Investing In Real Estate?

As a beginning real estate owner, you can do yourself a favor by consulting many professionals who can give you their own perspective on a potential purchase. Here are the consultants that you should have in your corner when you're looking for property to buy. Bank Representative The first person to get friendly with is your bank representative. If you are getting pre-approved for a mortgage, then you'll want to make sure that you understand what the true financial commitment would be on a property. Read More 

What Is An FHA Loan, Anyways?

"Are you getting an FHA mortgage?" "Apply for an FHA loan. You'll get a better rate!" If you're house hunting in the United States, there's a good chance your friends, or perhaps even your realtor, have been making these statements. You might nod and agree, and you might even go through with applying for an FHA loan because that's what someone knowledgeable told you do to. But if you're like many house hunters, you don't really know what an FHA mortgage is or how it benefits you. Read More 

Selling Your Home? 3 Reasons For Asking Your Agent For A Lower Commission

When you make an agreement with a realtor to sell your home, one of the factors of the agreement is to pay them a commission once the home is sold. It's common for the commission on the sale of a home to be around 6%, though it can vary depending on the cost of the home and the market you are in. That said, there will be times times where you may feel that your agent should lower their commission rate that you'll be paying. Read More 

Three Important Areas of a Home Inspection You Should Pay Attention To

In 2015 alone, over 5 million homes in the United States were sold. For many of these homes, an inspection has played a major role. The inspection could make or break a sale depending on the findings. When a buyer considers purchasing a home, it is ideal that they make sure a home inspection is performed before they write an offer on the home. This is to ensure there are no major problems going on in the home that the buyer does not know about. Read More