Buying a Home? Do You Know the Lingo?

Down Payment – This is a portion of the cost of your home that you pay upfront to secure the purchase of the property. Down payments are typically 3 to 20% of the purchase price of the home. There are zero-down programs available through VA loans for Veterans, as well as USDA loans for rural areas of the country. Eighty percent of first-time buyers put less than 20% down last month.

In a Seller’s Market: Is it Time to Downsize?

In a Seller’s Market: Is it Time to Downsize? (Ask your Realtor if Columbia, SC is a Sellers Market) A study by Edelman Berland reveals that 33% of homeowners who are contemplating selling their house in the near future are planning to scale down. Let’s look at a few reasons why this might make sense for many… Continue reading In a Seller’s Market: Is it Time to Downsize?