First-time Homebuyer

Here's What To Unpack First After Moving

Moving is, by the nature of uprooting, chaotic and stressful. It’s a whirlwind of deadlines, cardboard boxes, and a whole new life.

So there is little surprise that on your first night in your new home, you might feel a little unsettled — which begs the question, “what to unpack first?” 

Here’s what you need to know to lessen the feelings of being overwhelmed and get settled in [...]


Earnest Money Deposit vs. Down Payment: What's the Difference?

Knowing the difference between an earnest money deposit and a down payment can be really confusing -- especially if you are a first time home buyer. 

Here, we’ll break down the difference between the two, how to choose the option that’s best for you, and what this means for your home buying experience. 

What’s a Down Payment? 

A down [...]

How Long Does Mortgage Pre-Approval Last?

So just how long does mortgage pre-approval last? This is one of the key parts of applying for a mortgage and purchasing a home; however, it doesn’t last forever.

Here are the key facts about mortgage pre-approval that you need to know: 

What is Mortgage Pre-Approval?

A mortgage pre-approval is a pretty official process to see if you can [...]

5 First-Time Home Buyer Mistakes to Avoid

Here are the most common first time homebuyer mistakes and how you can avoid them:

Choosing to buy a house “going it alone”

Buying a home for the first time is a big deal!

If you are not familiar with the process, it can also be very difficult. It’s always in your best interest as a first time homebuyer to work with a buyer’s agent. This [...]