How Can an Appraisal Make (or Break) Your Loan?

If you’re buying a house, then like most people, you’ll need to get a mortgage. You talk to a few lenders, get some quotes, pick a lender, and apply for your loan. Your lender then starts the process of getting you approved. They ask you for documents, send out disclosures, and order an appraisal. What… Continue Reading

What Happens at a Walk-Through?

After all the stress, the fighting, the planning, the paperwork and the screaming at the Universe to please, please, just don’t throw one more roadblock up, you’ve almost made it to closing. It’s time for your final walk-through. It feels a little like the kind of event you should be dressed up for — I… Continue Reading

How to Choose a Buyer’s Agent

When I am an old woman and look back on my life, I don’t think there’s anything I’ll remember more fondly than the years I spent working as a buyer’s agent. This is often considered an entry level position, but for me it was the ultimate in the helping professions. I could tell you about… Continue Reading