How to Avoid 5 First-Time Homebuyer Mistakes

First-Time Homebuyer Mistakes

Any time you do something for the first time, there are things you don’t know. Sometimes those things don’t hurt you. You just learn as you go along. But, when you’re buying a home for the first time, the things you don’t know can hurt you. It makes sense to understand the mistakes others have made and figure out how to avoid those things before they make buying your first home a stressful experience. Here’s how to avoid five first-time homebuyer mistakes. 1. Assuming Your Credit is Fine If you haven’t checked your credit score lately, you need to do… Read More

First-Time Homebuyers Mortgage Tips

First-time homebuyers

If you’re planning to buy your first home, it’s an exciting time for you as first-time homebuyers! If you have an outstanding credit score, a large salary, and plenty of money for a down payment, you probably won’t have much problem getting a mortgage pre-approval. On the other hand, if you have some credit challenges, your salary isn’t in the 6-figures, or you don’t have a large down payment, there’s more you need to know about your mortgage options. Get Pre-Approved for a Loan You need to know what price range to look in for your first home. The best… Read More

Things to Do in Davie: Gulfstream Park

Gulfstream Park for Kids

Well, Gulfstream Park isn’t right in Davie, but it’s only about 15 miles away and easy to find. There’s something for couples, singles and families to do all year around. An important venue for horseracing, the Park hosts world-class thoroughbreds, many of whom are reaching for glory in the Triple Crown races. The Casino offers two floors of slot machines, live poker games, and tournaments. But, don’t think that it’s just an adult venue – you’ll enjoy Gulfstream Park for kids, too! The popularity of the destination is obvious in the excellent reviews found on Tripadvisor. Beyond the racing and… Read More

How Accurate are Zillow Zestimates?

Zillow Zestimates

It’s a proven fact that the majority of homebuyers start their home search online.  One of the more well-known sites for home information is Zillow.  Zillow provides a range of tools for homebuyers, including Zestimates, which are Zillow’s best estimate of a home’s value.  Should you make decisions based on a Zestimate?  Here are the things to consider. How Zillow Calculates an Estimate of a Home’s Value Zillow uses an automated system to prepare estimates for over 100 million home in the U.S.  Given the sheer volume of estimates it tracks, Zillow must use a calculation based on a range… Read More

Tips for Millennials as First-Time Homebuyers

First time homebuyers

If you were born in the later years of the Millennial generation, you may be thinking about becoming first-time homebuyers.  And, if you’re like many Millennials, you graduated from college, got a high-paying job and saved your money.  You don’t want to buy a starter home – you want a home with lots of room for expanding your family, high-end finishes and all the comforts you got used to in your parent’s home. The difference between you and other first-time homebuyers is that you’re going to be making a significant investment.  These tips can help you protect that investment and… Read More