Buying a home is an exciting experience, but it can feel a bit overwhelming if you don’t have the right information. Check out these helpful resources about the home buying process. When you’re ready, give Kevin Cooper a call at 603-657-6787 to tour available homes in the Hillsborough County and Manchester areas.

7 Questions To Answer Before Buying A Fixer Upper

Just like buying a move-in ready home, a fixer-upper has its fair share of advantages and disadvantages. Buying a fixer-upper can be a great way to own a home you really love once you put some work into it, but it can also quickly swallow up your savings if you aren‚Äôt prepared. Just remember to … Continued

Buying A Vacation Property? Now Is A Good Time!

Every year around this time, many homeowners begin the process of preparing their homes in case of extreme winter weather. Some others skip winter all together by escaping to their vacation homes in a warmer climate. For those homeowners staying at their first residence,¬†AccuWeather¬†warns: ‚ÄúThe late-week cold shot should fade next week, but this is … Continued

Homeownership Remains a Huge Part of the American Dream

As we head into 2019, many news outlets and housing experts warn that the housing market may slow down. Over the last six years, the inventory of homes for sale has been near historic lows, which has been the force behind increasing home prices. This has been great news for sellers as many of them … Continued

Increase Your Family Wealth by Paying for Housing

Everyone should realize that unless you are living somewhere rent-free, you are paying a mortgage ‚Ästeither yours or your landlord‚Äôs.¬†Buying your own home provides you with a form of¬†‚Äėforced savings‚Äô¬†that allows you to use your monthly housing costs to increase your family‚Äôs wealth. Every month that you pay your mortgage, you are paying off a … Continued

Where Are Interest Rates Headed in 2019?

The interest rate you pay on your home mortgage has a direct impact on your monthly payment. The higher the rate, the greater the payment will be. That is why it is important to know where rates are headed when deciding to start your home search. Below is a chart created using¬†Freddie Mac‚Äôs U.S. Economic … Continued

Red Flags To Spot A Rental Scam

Rental Scams As you start searching for a home to rent, you come across some that are, well for lack of better words, just sound too good to be true.¬† You do some research and find that the home is also listed for sale on other sites. How Do Rental Listing Scams Work? Is someone … Continued

Debunking Misconceptions About Mortgage Refinancing

Refinancing a mortgage can provide lots of advantages for homeowners. They can lock in a lower interest rate or shorten the term of their loan that can help them save thousands of dollars in their monthly mortgage payments. However, there are still lots of confusion about the refinancing process that hinder them from reaping its … Continued

Homeowners Renovating to Sell or to Stay?

Over the past few years, two trends have emerged in the housing market: Home renovations have shot up Inventory of homes available for sale on the market has dropped A ‚Äėnormal‚Äô housing market is defined by having a 6-month supply of homes for sale. According to the latest¬†Existing Home Sales Report¬†from the¬†National Association of Realtors, … Continued

Buying a Home Can Be Scary…Know the Facts

Some Highlights: Many potential homebuyers believe that they need a 20% down payment and a 780 FICO¬ģ score to qualify to buy a home which stops many of them from even trying! Here are some facts: 72% of buyers who purchased homes this year have put down less than 20%. 76.4% of loan applications were … Continued

Will Home Prices Continue to Increase?

There are many unsubstantiated theories about what is happening with home prices. From those who are worried that prices are¬†falling¬†(data shows this is untrue),¬†to those who are concerned that prices are again approaching¬†boom¬†peaks because of¬†‚Äúirrational exuberance‚Ä̬†(this is also untrue as prices are not at peak levels when they are adjusted for inflation),¬†there seems to be … Continued

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