Buying your first home is both exciting and stressful but there are several basic financial steps you can take to reduce the stress and make your new home purchase go more smoothly, letting you enjoy more of the process.
For some potential homebuyers an older home holds charm, history and character. For others the idea of a brand new home that has never been lived in is much more appealing. The rule of thumb used to be that new homes were more expensive than older homes, but that is no longer always the case.
Home-buying season is in full swing, and with the recent drop in inventory and rise in prices, it's definitely a sellers' market. But that doesn't mean you can just put your house up "as-is" and expect offers to come flying in.
As most savvy buyers and sellers know, spring is the peak season for home sales. But job and lifestyle changes can sometimes make it imperative to sell during the winter months.