Blog Category: Home Buying 101

Home Buying 101: 5 Budgeting Tips for Homebuyers

Posted On: January 19, 2017 | Categories: News | General Info | Home Buying 101
The hustle and bustle of the holiday season has ended and the start of a new year is a wonderful time to set the foundation for a new budget! According to a National Retail Federation study in 2015, people spent an average of $805 dollars on holiday celebration, with more than $594 of that going to

Home Buying 101: How Does the Federal Reserve Rate Hike Affect You?

Posted On: December 15, 2016 | Categories: News | General Info | Home Buying 101
Yesterday, the Federal Reserve announced its decision to raise short-term interest rates for the first time in 2016, and just the second time this decade. If you are considering buying a new home in Florida, you may be wondering just what this means for you.First, understand the short-term rate is

Home Buying 101: Understanding the Mortgage Process

Posted On: November 22, 2016 | Categories: News | Home Buying 101
Buying a new home is an exciting and rewarding experience. The process of getting a mortgage, however, may seem a bit intimidating. Knowing what to expect and being prepared will make all the difference in your confidence and take the stress off the table!With the help of Home Solution Lenders, a

Is Renting or Buying a Home in Florida a Better Deal?

Posted On: November 17, 2016 | Categories: Communities | News | Home Buying 101 | Why Buy New
Low interest mortgage rates might be compelling many renters to convert into homeowners, but do the numbers make sense? A recent Rent vs. Buy report from Trulia answers that question with a resounding YES and shows that nationally, buying a home is 37.7 percent cheaper than renting, which is a

5 Common New Home Buying Myths Debunked

Posted On: October 3, 2016 | Categories: News | Home Buying 101

First-time homebuyers can feel intimidated by the steps needed to start owning and stop renting. Is my credit good enough? Do I make enough money? How do I even find the home I want? Read along as we put five common home-buying myths to rest. ...

Home Buying 101 — 15 Moving Day Hacks Everyone Should Use

Posted On: August 30, 2016 | Categories: News | General Info | Home Buying 101
The day you’ve been waiting for is here! Construction of your new Florida home is complete, you’ve signed your closing paperwork, and you have the keys to your dream home in your hands.Now comes the less-fun part — the move. But moving day doesn’t have to be a hassle; with a little planning, it’s

Home Buying 101 — Five Benefits of Buying a New Construction Home

Posted On: July 15, 2016 | Categories: General Info | Home Buying 101 | Why Buy New
Searching for a home in Florida? If you’re like me, you probably have a vision in your head of your ideal size, colors, bedroom, and living area setup — along with fantasies of a gorgeous chef’s kitchen! You’ve probably been scrolling through listings on Zillow, maybe even looked at a few houses in

Home Buying 101: 6 Tips to Qualify for a Mortgage When You Are Self-Employed

Posted On: May 26, 2016 | Categories: General Info | Home Buying 101

If you own your business and are considering buying a home in Florida, you deserve it! Here’s what you need to know about qualifying for a mortgage when you are self-employed ...

Why Buy New: Lower Maintenance and Operation Costs

Posted On: March 31, 2016 | Categories: News | Home Buying 101 | Why Buy New
Moving into your new home in Florida should leave you thinking about paint colors, not plumbing repairs! When considering whether you would like to buy a new home or a used home, one of your considerations should be the cost of maintenance.According to Census data analyzed by the National

8 Benefits of Owning a New Home on Acreage

Posted On: March 28, 2016 | Categories: Communities | General Info | Home Buying 101
Enjoy nature views while living in a new home on acreage in Plant CityFor some, city life comes bundled with more stress, noise, and negative energy than desired. Living in the city often limits your housing options to condominiums or homes without much yard space, and for those who desire a more