What is Earnest Money, Exactly?

What is Earnest Money, Exactly?

Buying a home is an expensive investment. From paying appraisal fees, inspectors, and purchasing a title insurance policy, there are many closing costs to be aware of. When buying a home in a tight housing market, one cost you may have not heard of is earnest money,...
How to Compete in a Tight Housing Market

How to Compete in a Tight Housing Market

Demand for housing is at an all-time high. When the marketplace is hot, buying a home can become a frustrating experience. You fall in love with a house, only to find out you weren’t the first bidder, sometimes many times over. In some locations, property sells within...
How to Win the Home Buying Bid During the Pandemic

How to Win the Home Buying Bid During the Pandemic

While much of the economy crashed during the beginning of the pandemic that has so far claimed 170,000 American lives, real estate is booming. The average U.S. home price rose 4.2% in May, compared to the same time last year. Buyers are concerned about the unstable...