What happens after your offer is accepted?

It’s an exciting time. You just received the call you’ve been anxiously awaiting from your Village Associates realtor. Your offer was accepted on your dream home. This is the moment you’ve been dreaming about. You start sharing the news with friends and family. Perhaps you’ll have a celebratory dinner complete with champagne as you start to dream about life in your new home. But what happens next? There is a lot that has to happen…

Make 2019 the Year You Buy A Home

Are you eager to build your net worth and stop making those rent payments each month? Whether you are a millennial or someone who has been renting for decades, now could be the right time for you to become a homeowner.  Now there’s nothing wrong with renting and it can be right for some people. However, if you are looking to buy a home, here are some steps you can take to make that dream…

Priority Tasks for your Move In

It’s final, you’ve signed the mountains of papers and the home is finally yours. You’ve been daydreaming about paint schemes, decor, and new furniture. However, before you start to move in and get to the fun stuff, there are a few basics you should take care of while you still have a clean slate. 1.  Change the locks Even if the previous owner left you 6 keys and promised you that the locks had been changed,…

4 Easy Ways to Pay off Your Mortgage Early

You made it!  You’re a homeowner, you’ve signed the mountains of paperwork, and now you’re entertaining the idea of paying off your mortgage early.  Just the idea of owning a home free and clear brings a sense of super-human power and fulfillment. Whoever you are and wherever you are, you can apply these 4 easy tips to shave years off your mortgage. 1. Make one extra payment a year.  This can sound daunting, but there…

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:…