Buyers

7 Ways to Cover the Cost of Emergency Home Repairs

If you’re a homeowner and your water heater hasn’t gone out yet, just wait. They bust a seam or spring a leak or otherwise go on the fritz every 10 years, give or take. So you’ve got that to look forward to.   That’s just one of many things that can and will go wrong for

How Your Credit Score Affects Your Mortgage Rate

Without a high credit score, you won’t qualify for the best mortgage rates available, which could mean you’ll end up paying more money over the term of your mortgage. The difference between 3.5% and 3.75% can add up, especially if you’re applying for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage. If you want to buy a home, it’s

6 Ways You Could Sabotage Your Mortgage Preapproval

Homebuyers make a lot of mistakes that hurt their chances of getting a mortgage preapproval from their lender. You don’t want to join their ranks and sabotage your home purchase. To find out what those missteps are, we talked to two lending experts: Casey Fleming, a mortgage advisor with C2 Financial Corp. in San Jose, California,

What it Really Costs to Buy A Home

It would be nice if houses for sale came with giant price tags so a buyer could easily compare “all-in” costs. Imagine trying to buy a gallon of milk and having to separately compute what it costs to feed the cow, distribute the inventory and stock the shelves. Let’s bottom-line your home ownership costs, from

Making an Offer on a New Home

You’ve found a house you love, and now you’re ready to make an offer. This is where the process really begins to get serious and the paperwork starts to build. Buying a home isn’t a handshake deal; verbal agreements just don’t count. That’s why everything important — in fact, any little detail expected to be a part

This Month In Real Estate – Local – September, 2016

Discover how the local real estate market is doing in Helen’s new video. Watch more of Helen’s videos at http://bit.ly/1tT1AjK. Looking to SELL or BUY? Talk to the expert! Call Helen today at 847.967.0022 or email Helen@helenoliveri.com.

This Month In Real Estate – National – September, 2016

Get all the latest national real estate news with Helen’s new video. Watch more of Helen’s videos at http://bit.ly/1tT1AjK. Looking to SELL or BUY? Talk to the expert! Call Helen today at 847.967.0022 or email Helen@helenoliveri.com.

Other Buying Factors To Consider

When you’re buying a home there are some obvious things you’ll look for.  That it has enough beds and baths, it’s in your price range, and your commute won’t be bad.  If you have kids, the school district might also make a big difference.  However, there are other details that you shouldn’t overlook. Staying Connected

Helen’s KW App

Learn why Helen’s app is the best way to search for a home in her new video. Watch more of Helen’s videos at http://bit.ly/1tT1AjK. Looking to SELL or BUY? Talk to the expert! Call Helen today at 847.967.0022 or email Helen@helenoliveri.com.