Everything you need to know before signing a contract

Every home sale starts with a real estate purchase agreement-a legally binding contract signed by home buyers and sellers that confirms that they agree upon a certain purchase price, closing date, and other terms. While the forms and wording vary across the country, there are certain words common to all that you'll want to have down, cold. Why? Because they spell out crucial info such as how much money you're paying, when you pay it, under what conditions you can back out o

Simple tips on how to find amazing real estate deals you won't believe are real

Contact a good real estate agent. Realtors usually have a good idea of the changes in their target market area. Tell them what you are looking for. Give them a time line on when you want to move on any purchase. Tell them if you're interested in investments or rental or commercial property. Keep your eyes and ears open too. Keep your budget in mind. Watch for great interest rates advertised from your local banks and mortgage companies. We're all here for you. #villa

10 ways you'll know this is the right home for you

1.) You want to go inside the house. 2.) The house embraces you the moment you enter. 3.) You don't feel funny in the bathroom. 4.) You are possessive about the house 5.) You begin to envision the furniture arrangement. 6.) You can see yourself painting a wall your favorite color. 7.) The house fits your basic needs. 8.) You want to stop looking at other houses. 9.) You can't wait to brag about this house to your friends. 10.) Every thought in your mind tells you to buy tha

9-step guide to financing your dream home

Not everyone is fortunate enough to be able to purchase a house with cash. Most of us have to have some financial help from our friendly bankers and/or mortgage lenders. There are a bunch of companies out there that are more than willing to sit down with you and go over your finances. You need to get a clear idea of what you are spending right now. Total all your expenses like rent, utilities, insurance,car payments, gas, child care, gymnastics, pilates, lunches, evening