Module 1: Buying A Home
Buying a home is an enormous decision. It is on a financial scale beyond any purchase most of us have or will ever make. A home purchase will affect the course of your life in countless personal and financial ways. Our home buyer course is designed to help buyers step back from the over sold notion of 'Dream Home' and think 'Dream Life' and better understand the impact that both a home (and accompanying debt) will have on your life. In the end, the goal is to find the right home at the right price for you. This Module provides simple explanations and practical advice on budgeting, searching for a home, writing offers, escrow, inspections and closing... You will be armed and ready with the knowledge to feel confident buying a new home.
Find a home, plan to stay
The costs to sell, move and buy a home can be significant. Instead of moving, consider staying.
Contingencies in a purchase contract are the acceptable reasons to cancel a contract without penalty. Learn more about contingencies in thi...
Asking the seller to pay closing costs.
Buyers often want to sweeten the deal by asking the sellers to pay closing costs. While ambitious, this is too vague to be actionable. Thi...
What Does "As Is" really mean?
Buyers and seller talk about buying a property 'as is', but are they really on the same page. What does "As-Is" really mean?
What is "escrow" all about?
I think I bought several homes before I really knew what 'escrow' was... sometimes you just don't want to look silly and ask. Here is what ...
This video will cover what is involved when writing offers. It is often the first step of many in when it comes to the actual purchase of a...
How Much Home Can You Afford?
This is at the heart of home ownership. Buying the right home at the right price means getting very real about what makes financial sense f...
Long Term Housing Outlook
Recent research suggests that housing demand for the foreseeable future will be strong.
You don't have to follow the pack... Consider a multi-family home for leveraged financial gain.
You can buy a house, but you have to make a home.
Don't assume we all have the same image of 'home'. Finding your happy place means knowing what your happy place looks like.
Is Home An Investment
Some like to argue that a home should not be considered an investment. While unlike other investments in many ways, the financial impact of...