In short, a broker is a third party that has access to mortgage products from multiple lenders. The broker does not actually lend you the money. The lender is the financial institution that brings the funds to the closing table, and who you will pay your mortgage to each month. Pros and Cons of Using..
In a perfect world, your neighbors are your friends. You love your neighborhood, and everyone works together to make it an attractive, safe, and friendly place to live. In the real world, we all know someone who has “that neighbor” that doesn’t fit the mold. For homebuyers searching for a new home, checking out the..
Here in Southwest Florida, master planned communities are plentiful and highly sought-after. While many of these communities are popular with retirees and second home owners, we’re seeing more and more catering to busy young families as well. What exactly is life like in a master planned community, and is it worth the cost?
The term “green” is getting a lot of attention these days. From green cleaning supplies that minimize the use of toxic chemicals, to green technology in automobile manufacturing that reduces CO emissions and dependence on gas, it’s only natural to see green homebuilding practices becoming commonplace as well. While manufacturers of green products may in..
Whether you’re a new empty-nester looking to downsize or a retiree looking for a second home, planning ahead and looking for features conducive to aging in place can save you money and hassle down the road. If you plan to age in place in your next home, keep these 5 house-hunting tips in mind when..