When I tell people that Matt and I closed on our house three days before our wedding, I usually get a look that says, “Are you guys crazy?” I usually respond that while I don’t recommend doing it that way, there are some benefits to buying a house at... Read more
Of all the steps in the long and stressful home-buying process, the home inspection is perhaps the most angst-ridden. But spending a few hundred dollars on an inspection saved us thousands – perhaps tens of thousands – of dollars. And we learned that a bad inspection report – even one with... Read more
So you’re working with a great agent, you’ve been preapproved for a loan, and you know how much house you can afford. Then it happens—you find the house. You submit an offer and negotiations begin with the seller’s agent. But then you start to have second thoughts as you... Read more
On Thursday, the Senate agreed to continue the popular home buyer tax credit and offer a new tax break to homeowners who want to move up to middle-market homes. The tax credit for first-time home buyers, which was scheduled to expire at the end of November, is considered by... Read more