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.
Unless you live in the warm, sunny south, winter time can equate to more indoor activities - which typically don’t include driving up one street and down another seeking the ideal new home. But the reality is that, while things typically will slow down in the winter time, this is not necessarily a bad thing. [...]
Purchasing a home can be an exciting event that is filled with anticipation, but there's a long list of emotions that can be present also!
If you have a penchant for hosting gatherings, parties, and even full-on bashes at your home, then there are some features that your abode should really have, which can allow the festivities to flow even more freely. Plenty of parking space – First, if you plan to have more than just a few of your [...]
Now that fall is in the air, the holidays will soon be upon us once again. But, while that may provide a warm happy feeling to many people, if you have a goal of getting settled into a new home before the Thanksgiving turkey is carved, the short time frame could strike you with a [...]
Finding the ideal home and having your offer accepted is oftentimes only half the battle when it comes to securing the actual purchase of a house or condo. That’s because in many cases, a mortgage will be required to close the deal. But what happens if your mortgage application is turned down? Although this can [...]
If you've ever applied for a home mortgage - or you plan to do so soon - then you are likely familiar with the fact that you will be required to repay the lender both principal and interest. But, as they say in late night infomercials, "Wait, there's more!" You will probably hear the term [...]
If you've been considering the purchase of a new home, but you have been holding back because you have poor credit, there is some good news. You may still be able to qualify for a home mortgage. Even though a good credit score will typically allow borrowers to secure a lower interest rate, having a [...]
When you close on a new home can be an exciting time but, before you get your hands on the keys, there are several important items that you need to take care of in order to better ensure that nothing in the process goes wrong. In those last few days leading up to the closing, [...]
If you have served in the United States military and you're in the process of looking for a home to purchase, there are several benefits that you may be eligible for when it comes to obtaining a mortgage. Just some of the key advantages of going with a VA loan can include the following: Lower [...]
If you have ever taken a basic economics course, then you are likely well aware that price is oftentimes a result of supply and demand. With this in mind, are home sellers always more flexible in competitive markets? The answer to that is, it depends. While a "buyer's market" can certainly equate to potential purchasers [...]