Patrick McCarthy Real Estate Blog – Home Buying Category
Patrick McCarthy Real Estate Blog – Home Buying Category: Blog posts from the Patrick McCarthy Real Estate Blog that were categorized as Home Buying.
One of the hardest hit sectors of the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic has been housing. With the substantial number of job losses suffered from coast to coast (and worldwide), millions of people are having trouble keeping up with their mortgage payments.
If you’re in the market for a new home, it’s likely that you’ve done some research online to see what’s available in the market. So, what happens if you’ve found the ideal property in your desired location, but your dream home already has a sale pending? While you might feel like you’re out of luck, [...]
If you’re currently serving in the United States military, or if you are a veteran who served in the past, you have a number of home-buying benefits that are available to you. These include mortgage loan options. For instance, with a Veterans Administration home loan, there are looser credit requirements. So, these loans can be [...]
If you’ve been thinking about downsizing and are focusing on moving to a senior community, there are some things you need to know before you move forward. These include physical, financial, and emotional factors. First and foremost, not all senior communities are apartment or condo-style. In fact, there is a wide range of single-family senior [...]
For families with grade school or high school aged children, one of the primary concerns as it relates to moving is whether or not it is possible to settle into a new home before the start of the next school year. Moving at any time of year can be quite stressful. But doing so in [...]
After searching the area for months, you’ve finally found the perfect home for you. But unfortunately, there is someone else who also feels the very same way, and you’re now on the cusp of an outright bidding war. Now what? While a bidding war is typically a seller’s dream scenario, the reality is that it [...]
Photo by Mark McClure for the Sightline Institute Middle Homes Photo Library. Used with permission, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. If you have the itch to convert from a renter to a homeowner, but you’re afraid that you can't afford the monthly costs, you could resort to “house hacking” in order to [...]
If you’ve been saving for a new home down payment, but you aren’t quite ready to ink a deal yet, then the concept of renting to own may have crossed your mind – and for very good reason. For instance, in most cases, a portion of the rent that you pay in this scenario will [...]
If you’re dipping your toe into the home buyer market for the very first time, you might have a bit of apprehension to go along with your excitement. That, however, is perfectly natural. After all, buying a home is the oftentimes the largest purchase that most people ever make. But just like any other “challenge”, [...]
Moving to a new home – even if it’s within the same zip code – can be stressful. But if you’re in the process of both purchasing and selling a home, not only can your nerves on be edge, but you could end up making some serious mistakes. Here are some of the most common [...]