5 Things to Look for When Buying Your First House

If you’re looking to transition from renting to homeownership in the near future you may be the perfect candidate for a starter home. By their very nature, starter homes are not designed to be your forever home. But, if you’re new to the real estate market, you may not know what to look for when buying your first house. Thankfully, a new article from Trulia, the online real estate authority, offers insight into the five standout characteristics your starter home should have. One of the most … [Read more...]

Should Your First Home Be a Fixer Upper?

Buying a home for the first time is one of the most important financial decisions most Americans will make. While the price tag of a fixer upper may seem appealing to a first-time homebuyer, is it really the right financial move for someone who has no experience being a homeowner? According to William Giakoumatos, vice president of American Custom Contractors and a contributor to a recent article for RISMedia, there are seven important factors a first-time homebuyer should consider before … [Read more...]