9 Expenses to Budget For in the First-Year of Homeownership
If you are a first-time homebuyer, you're likely looking forward to having a place to call your own. And in this competitive real estate market, you ...
Posted by Jennifer Smith on April 5, 2023
Rent-to-Own Home Programs: How Do They Work?
Buying a home with bad credit can be challenging, but it's not impossible. More recently, several forward-thinking companies now offer innovative ...
Posted by Jennifer Smith on January 23, 2023
How to buy a home in 7 simple steps
Buying a home for the first time, or at any phase of your life, can be a daunting experience, but it's also an exciting one. There are many things ...
Posted by Jennifer Smith on January 18, 2023
5 Co-Signer Considerations
What you need to know before asking someone to co-sign on a mortgage loan
Buying a home is a significant milestone in anyone's life, but it can be ...
Posted by Jennifer Smith on January 12, 2023
10 Tips on How to Save for a Down Payment
Saving for a down payment on a home can be daunting, but it's an essential step in becoming a homeowner. A down payment not only helps you secure a ...
Posted by Jennifer Smith on January 10, 2023
How Soon Can I Buy A House After Bankruptcy
Bankruptcy is a legal process allowing individuals to have their debts forgiven or reorganized to get a fresh financial start. While bankruptcy can ...
Posted by Jennifer Smith on January 4, 2023
12 Steps to Take After Securing a Contract on a Home [INFOGRAPHIC]
Your offer to purchase the perfect home has been accepted by the seller and you are now officially under contract (yay!!). Many homebuyers now have ...
Posted by Beth Carr on December 26, 2022
What is an HOA?
If you are looking to purchase a home in St. Louis, St. Charles, Lincoln, or Warren County, you are likely to encounter homes during your search ...
Posted by Beth Carr on September 22, 2022
Things to pack for your first night in your new home [INFOGRAPHIC]
There is so much to think about when it comes to purchasing, closing on, and moving into a new home. The process can certainly come with a lot of ...
Posted by Beth Carr on September 6, 2022
How to Make a Smart, Competitive Offer in a Sellers’ Market
Although things seem to be changing in many parts of the country as interest rates rise, we are still undoubtedly experiencing a seller's market ...
Posted by Beth Carr on July 11, 2022
When it comes time to start viewing homes, it is important that you leave a great first impression on the seller and their agent. Believe it or not, ...
Posted by Beth Carr on June 22, 2022
A Home Buyer’s Guide to Closing Costs [INFOGRAPHIC]
You've found your dream home, the seller has accepted your offer, your loan has been approved, and you're eager to move into your new home. But ...
Posted by Beth Carr on June 8, 2022
How to Get Your Finances in Order Before You Start House Hunting
When it comes to buying a home in the St. Louis area, the sooner you prepare, the better off you will likely be. Thinking about your finances well ...
Posted by Beth Carr on May 26, 2022
Understanding the Different Types of Mortgage Loans [INFOGRAPHIC]
Every home buyer is unique. Luckily, there are many mortgage loan options out there to help meet the varying needs of each home buyer in the Greater ...
Posted by Beth Carr on May 19, 2022
How to Improve Your Credit Score [INFOGRAPHIC]
When you begin to think about buying your next home in the St. Louis area, you want to be sure that you have a solid credit score that will give you ...
Posted by Beth Carr on May 12, 2022
8 Negotiating Techniques for Home Buyers
You have been searching and searching for the perfect new home, and you have finally found it. You are ready to put in an offer! As a home buyer in ...
Posted by Laura Dennigmann on May 9, 2022
7 Things House Hunters Should Do Before Touring Homes
Homeownership is a major life decision both financially and emotionally. That’s why it is important to put in the preparation work long in ...
Posted by Jennifer Smith on May 2, 2022
First-time Home Buyer: Vocab Cheat Sheet
Buying your first home is such an exciting time, but it can easily become overwhelming and feel quite complicated. Many first-time homebuyers in the ...
Posted by Beth Carr on April 18, 2022