The Emotional Roller Coaster of Home Buying

Throughout your lifetime, you will make some pretty big purchases and commitments. There may be weddings, car purchases, or college/grad-school tuition; however, not much compares to buying a home. While this will be an exciting time, there are also many other emotions that come up during the home buying process. Working with a Village Associate Real Estate agent who can guide you through the roller-coaster of emotions will certainly make the whole process smoother. Below…

Helping kids deal with a move

Moving to a new home, whether it be in a new city or state can be very stressful especially for children. While adults can focus on the practical problems, children are more focused on the losses caused by the move. These loses range from a loss of control, friendships, and familiar habits. Keeping this in mind, we have put together a few suggestions to help alleviate some of the stress experienced by children in a…

2019 Conforming Loan Limits Increase

Looking to buy a new house in 2019? We are excited to share some positive and relevant mortgage news. As expected with the sustained rise in home values, the Federal Housing Finance Agency, (a regulator for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac), announced an increase in conforming loan limits for 2019. This means that home buyers will now have more borrowing power. Fast Facts: New limits go into effect on January 1, 2019 (but you can…

10 Essential Home Search Tips

Beginning a home search can be a daunting task. And during real estate high-season, there is typically a lot of inventory to choose from, therefore making your decision even more difficult. The tips listed below will help you prepare for your home search and stay focused when decision-making gets tough. There are already so many important choices to make when purchasing a home; make it as easy on yourself as possible!  Ten Essential Home-Buying Considerations:…

What to Ask Yourself When Buying a Home

What to ask yourself when buying a home? Whether or not you are a first-time buyer, a lot is on your mind when considering a home purchase–from city, to neighborhood, to schools, to proximity to your other most-valued daily conveniences. Here are 15 top questions to ask yourself when preparing to buy a home: 1. Is my income reliable and I will be able to afford the monthly mortgage? 2. What is my credit score?…