For many first-time buyers, saving for a down payment is the most difficult step in the home-buying process. However, it's a common misconception that you always need 20 percent down to buy a home. Here’s the lowdown on the most popular low-down alternative payment options: FHA Loan Traditionally the mortgage of choice for first-time buyers, … Continue reading First-time Homebuyers: You’re Closer To A Down Payment Than You Think
Eliminate the stress and mess of organizing your receipts. It's easy to snap a quick photo of your receipts with your mobile device. Combine that with a snazzy app for managing expenses, and you just made your life a lot easier. Whether you want something that scans and sorts receipts, exports data to Excel spreadsheets … Continue reading It’s Tax Time! 4 Great Apps for Tracking Expenses
At RE/MAX, our global network of real estate agents work tirelessly to find homes that match your life with your style. From Tudor estates to mid-century modern ranches, home styles can be as unique as the families who reside in them. What if your style is simple, environmentally-friendly and, well, smaller? Then a tiny home may … Continue reading Four Benefits of a Tiny Home Lifestyle
You need a 20% down payment to get a mortgage Most people who are buying a house for the first time still believe they need a twenty percent down payment before they can get approved for a mortgage. This was true decades ago, but a lot has changed in recent times, including that little story. … Continue reading Top Buyer Misconceptions
March means the weather is (hopefully) warming up. It’s the perfect time to get ahead on home maintenance. Here are a few projects to focus on during a spring fling of home repair. 1. Wash away the winter Power washing your home's exterior not only adds to its sparkle, but also blasts away any potentially … Continue reading 5 Home Projects to Tackle this Spring
If you or someone you know plans the month of March around a college basketball tournament every year — you're not alone. Many hoop fans around the country don't just love college basketball, they pour their hearts and souls into the game. Certain fans are even part of a multi-generational family legacy of sporting their … Continue reading Four Ways for Diehard Fans to Celebrate March Madness
Sellers want to get the highest price for their homes but it doesn’t always work out that way. If your home has stayed on the market for a longer period, you might want to consider dropping your price. Choosing when to reduce the price of your home isn’t a walk in the park but if … Continue reading Is It Time To Lower Your Price?
It happens a lot. The dream vacation on the beach, at the lake or on the ski slopes suddenly morphs into a dream of buying a piece of paradise. If you're considering buying a property in your dream getaway area, here are some preparatory steps you can take as you embark on your search: Decide … Continue reading Vacation Property: Dream Responsibly
Even with St. Patrick’s Day, finding the right place to call home requires more than luck. It requires the skill and insight of a professional. If you're in the process of buying a home, here are 4 signs for when it's time to call in an agent. 1. You realize the inaccuracies of the internet … Continue reading Don’t Push Your Luck – 4 Signs To Go With A Pro
You’ll find that there is no shortage of real estate agents in Rio Rancho, but not many Rio Rancho real estate agents accomplish their obligation to do everything in their power to ensure a smooth and hassle-free transaction. You should be on the lookout for a trustworthy Rio Rancho realtor who possesses the skills to … Continue reading Is Your Realtor Really Helping You?