This Month in Real Estate is a monthly video news series that offers an inside look at the national real estate market. Each edition provides a snapshot of the numbers and trends that drive the real estate market, as well as expert opinion and analysis.  Click here for additional information
Eight Steps to Buying your Home - Although there are many good reasons for you to buy a home, wealth building ranks among the top of the list. We call home ownership the best “accidental investment” most people ever make. But, we believe when it is done right, home ownership becomes an “intentional investment” that lays the foundation for a life of financial security and personal choice.    Read full article.  Eight Steps to Buying your Home

Deciding How Much House You Can Afford - Your lender decides what you can borrow but you decide what you can afford.  Lenders are careful, but they make qualification decisions based on averages and formulas. They won't understand the nuances of your lifestyle and spending patterns quite as well as you do.  Read full article.  Deciding How Much House You Can Afford

Creating Your Home Wishlist - Before the home search begins, your real estate agent will want to know as much as possible about the features and amenities you desire. To help your agent better serve you, analyze what you want and what you need in a home's features and amenities.  Creating Your Home Wishlist

Location, Location, Location - Where you buy not only affects the home's current and future value, but it also affects your lifestyle. Your agent will be able to conduct a more targeted home search if you outline your preferences in neighborhoods and nearby amenities.   Location, Location, Location 

Opting for New Home Construction - Whether to buy an existing home or have one built is yet another decision to make during the home-buying process. If you decide to go with new construction, a real estate agent can be a powerful advocate in your corner as you negotiate upgrades, a move-in date and other terms with the home builder.   Opting for New Home Construction
How Can a Real Estate Agent Help Me?  - Seven main roles of your real estate agent.  How Can a Real Estate Agent Help Me?

Eight Important Questions to Ask your Agent - Qualifications are important. However, finding a solid, professional agent means getting beyond the resume, and into what makes an agent effective.   Eight Important Questions to Ask your Agent

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