Thinking About Skipping the Home Inspection? Think Again…

I know, home inspections cost a lot of money, especially when you saving up the pennies for the many trips to Home Depot that await when you close on your new home. Here are two examples, of how home inspections, or the lack thereof, affected two homebuyers...it might make you rethink your home inspection strategy. … [Read more...]

HUD Homes – $100 Down Payment, Oh Yes!

A low down payment opportunity that has been flying under the radar lately is the growing inventory of HUD homes. Owner occupants can, in most cases, purchase homes for only $100 down and HUD will help out with closing costs. One of the few low down payment programs available close in and a nice alternative to USDA financing. Although HUD properties might have the reputation of being in very poor condition, many are actually very nice homes. And, the HUD sets up the bidding, owner-occupants have certain advantages over investor buyers. … [Read more...]

Sorry First Time Homebuyers – This Isn’t Going To Be Easy…

With the deadline for the First Time Buyer Tax Credit just around the corner, it may be now or never for many first time home buyers. Unfortunately, many home buyers do not realize how difficult it is to compete in this market at the lower price ranges. A look at some recent sales activity in Queen Creek, a popular area for first time buyers, reveals the challenges they face. … [Read more...]