Helpful Home Buying Videos

Helpful Home Buying Videos

Real Estate Home Buying Process. Learn about it all HERE! You can buy your next home with confidence knowing you have an experienced real estate professional helping along the way.
 
 

Starting:

How Can I Determine My Housing Needs Before I Begin The Search?
 
 

 
 
How Do I Begin The Process Of Buying A Home?
 
 

 
 
How Do I Know If Im Ready To Buy A Home?
 
 

 
 
How Do Lenders Decide The Maximum Loan Amount That Buyers Can Afford?
 
 

 
 
How Does Purchasing A Home Compare With Renting?
 
 

 
 
Do I Need A Lawyer To Buy A Home?
 
 
 

 
 
Why Use a REALTOR®?
 

 
 

Finding:

 
 
What Should I Look For When Deciding On A Community?
 

 
 
How Can I Find Out About Schools and Community Resources?
 
 

 
 
What Should I Look For When Walking Through A Home?
 
 

 
 
How Can I Keep Track Of All The Homes I See?
 
 

 
 
What Questions Should I Ask When Looking At Homes?
 
 

 
 
Is An Older Home A Better Value Than A New One?
 
 

 
 
What Should I Do If Im Feeling Excluded From Certain Neighborhoods?
 
 

 
 
How Can I Find Information On The Property Tax Liability?
 
 

 
 
What Other Issues Should I Consider Before I Buy My Home?
 
 

 
 

Selecting:

 
 
How Do I Determine The Initial Offer?
 
 

 
 
How Do I Make An Offer?
 
 

 
 
What Is Earnest Money, And How Much Should I Set Aside?
 
 

 
 
What Is An Inspection Clause?
 
 

 
 
What Does A Home Inspector Do, And How Does An Inspection Figure In The Purchase Of A Home?
 
 

 
 
Do I Need To Be There For The Inspection?
 
 

 
 
Do I Really Need Homeowners Insurance?
 
 

 
 
What Steps Could I Take To Lower My Homeowners Insurance Costs?
 
 

 
 
Are Power Lines A Health Hazard?
 
 

 
 
How Can I Protect My Family From Lead In The Home?
 
 

 
 
What About A Home Located In A Flood Plain?
 
 

 
 
What Are Home Warranties, And Should I Consider Them?
 
 

 
 
What Should I Look For In The Final Walkthrough?
 
 

 
 

New Homes:

 
 
What Are Builders Incentives?
 
 

 
 
What Is A Decorating Allowance?
 
 

 
 
Is A Builders’ Preferred Lender The Best Choice?
 
 

 
 
What Is The Punch List?
 
 

 
 
What Is A Construction Perm Loan?
 
 

 
 
What Is A Rate Lock?
 
 

 
 
Production vs Custom Builders – What’s The Difference?
 
 

 
 
Should I Have An Agent Or New-Home Cobroker For A New-Home Purchase?
 
 

 
 
Should I Have A Attorney Review A New-Home Purchase Contract?
 
 

 
 
How Can I Compare Builders?
 
 

 
 

Mortgages:

 
 
What Is A Mortgage?
 
 

 
 
What Is A Qualified Mortgage?
 
 

 
 
What Is Loan To Value (LTV) And How Does It Affect The Size Of My Loan?
 
 

 
 
How Large A Down Payment Do I Need?
 
 

 
 
What Does Ability To Repay Mean?
 
 

 
 
Are There Special Mortgages For First-Time Homebuyers?
 
 

 
 
What Types Of Mortgage Loans Are Available?
 
 

 
 
When Do Adjustable Rate Mortgages Make Sense?
 
 

 
 
How Does The Interest Rate Factor In Securing A Mortgage Loan?
 
 

 
 
What Happens If Interest Rates Decrease And I Have A Fixed Rate Loan?
 
 

 
 
What Are The Advantages Of 15- And 30-Year Fixed-Rate Mortgages?
 
 

 
 
What Factors Affect Mortgage Payments?
 
 

 
 
What Is Included In A Monthly Mortgage Payment?
 
 

 
 
What Are Discount Points?
 
 

 
 
What Is Mortgage Insurance?
 
 

 
 
What Is PMI?
 
 

 
 
What Is Prime
 
 

 
 
What Is Equity
 
 

 
 
Can I Pay Off My Loan Ahead Of Schedule?
 
 

 
 
What Should I Do If I Fall Behind On A Conventional Loan?
 
 

 
 

Financing:

 
 
What Steps Need To Be Taken To Secure A Loan?
 
 

 
 
What Is The Debt-To-Income Ratio (DTI)?
 
 

 
 
How Are Pre-Qualifying And Pre-Approval Different?
 
 

 
 
Are Any Lenders Exempt From Ability-To-Repay Rules?
 
 

 
 
What Responsibilities Do I Have During The Lending Process?
 
 

 
 
What Happens After I’ve Applied For My Loan?
 
 

 
 
How Do I Choose The Right Lender For Me?
 
 

 
 
How Do I Choose The Best Loan Program For Me?
 
 

 
 
What Is The Best Way To Compare Loan Terms Between Lenders?
 
 

 
 
What Are The Costs or Fees For Loan Origination?
 
 

 
 
What Is A Good Faith Estimate?
 
 

 
 
What Is RESPA?
 
 

 
 
What’s An Appraisal?
 
 

 
 
Can I Remove PMI From My Loan?
 
 

 
 

Credit:

 
 
What Is A Credit Bureau Score And How Do Lenders Use Them?
 
 

 
 
How Can I Find Out Information About My Credit History?
 
 

 
 
How Can I Improve My Credit Score?
 
 

 
 
What If I Find A Mistake In My Credit History?
 
 

 
 

Title and Closing:

 
 
What Is An Escrow Account? Do I Need One?
 
 

 
 
Closing Costs Explained Visually
 
 

 
 
Title Insurance Explained Visually
 
 

 
 
What Are Real Estate Commissions
 
 

 
 
What Happens On Closing Day?
 
 

 
 
What Do I Get At Closing?
 
 

 
 
What Makes Up Closing Costs?
 
 

 
 

Federal Programs:

 
 
How Can The FHA Assist Me In Buying A Home?
 
 

 
 
What Are The Steps In FHA Loans?
 
 

 
 
How Does My Credit History Impact FHA Qualification?
 
 

 
 
What Is The Debt-To-Income Ratio For FHA Loans?
 
 

 
 
Are FHA Loans Assumable?
 
 

 
 
How Can I Receive A Discount On The FHA Mortgage Insurance Premium?
 
 

 
 
What Is The FHA Loan Limit?
 
 

 
 
What Qualifies As Income For FHA?
 
 

 
 
What Should I Do If I Fall Behind On An FHA Loan?
 
 

 
 
What Are Closing Costs For FHA Loans?
 
 

 
 
What are 203(b) and 203(k) FHA Loans?
 
 

 
 
What Is HUD?
 
 

 
 
How Does HUD Help Homebuyers?
 
 

 
 

VA Loans:

 
 
What Are VA Home Loans?
 
 

 
 
What Are The Major Types Of VA Loans?
 
 

 
 
What Is A Certificate of Eligibility?
 
 

 
 
Who Is Exempt From The VA Funding Fee?
 
 

 
 
What Are Joint VA Loans?
 
 

 
 
Does My Military Discharge Affect VA Loan Eligibility?
 
 

 
 
Can I Use My VA Eligibility More Than Once?
 
 

 
 
Can I Buy A Rental Property With A VA Loan?
 
 

 
 
Can I Buy A Farm With a VA Loan?
 
 

 
 
How Does Divorce Affect VA Loan Re-Eligibility?