You did it – you did your research, found a home you love and had your offer accepted! But there are still a number of stops left on your way to closing, including the home inspection. A home inspection can offer enormous insight into the home you plan to purchase, and potentially save you thousands of dollars down the road. And in spite of a growing trend of first-time … [Read more...] about How Much Does a Home Inspection Cost?
You might think buying a home involves a lot of waiting. You may wait for pre-approval, the results of the home inspection, underwriting and more. As part of the homebuying process, you may also wait for the results of an appraisal. (Getting the results of a real estate appraisal may take less time than you think.) Knowing the exact process can help you learn more about how … [Read more...] about How Long Does an Appraisal Take?
When you find your dream home online or have your eye on a house in your neighborhood, you might also see a "sale pending" sign on it. But what does pending mean on a house? Does it mean that the sale is a done deal — that you might as well walk away? Or do you have a decent shot at getting a pending home? In this situation, you can still hold onto hope because the sale … [Read more...] about What Does “Pending” Mean on a House?