Author Archives: Rajeev Vashist

    • What You Need to Know About the Mortgage Process [INFOGRAPHIC]

      Some Highlights:

      • Many buyers are purchasing homes with down payments as little as 3%.
      • You may already qualify for a loan, even if you don’t have perfect credit.
      • Your local professionals are here to help you determine how much you can afford, so take advantage of the opportunity to learn more.
      Written by Rajeev Vashist
    • You Need More Than a Guide. You Need a Sherpa.

      In today’s world, hiring an agent who has a finger on the pulse of the market will make your buying or selling experience an educated one. In a normal housing market, whether you’re buying or selling a home, you need an experienced guide to help you navigate the process. You need someone you can turn […]
      Written by Rajeev Vashist
    • Homeownership is the Top Contributor to Your Net Worth

      Recently two U.S. Census Bureau researchers released their findings on the biggest determinants of household wealth. What they found may help shape your view on building your family’s net worth. Many people plan to build their net worth by buying CDs or stocks, or just having a savings account. Recently, however, Economist Jonathan Eggleston and […]
      Written by Rajeev Vashist
    • What FICO® Score Do You Need to Qualify for a Mortgage?

      It’s common knowledge that your FICO® score plays an important role in the homebuying process. However, many buyers have misconceptions regarding what exactly is required to get the loans they need. While a recent announcement from CNBC shares that the average national FICO® score has reached an all-time high of 706, the good news for […]
      Written by Rajeev Vashist
    • 62% of Buyers Are Wrong About Down Payment Needs

      Contrary to common misconception, a down payment is often much less than many believe. According to the ‘2019 Home Buyer Report’ conducted by Nerdwallet, many first-time buyers still believe they need a 20% down payment to buy a home in today’s market: “More than 6 in 10 (62%) Americans believe you must put at least 20% down in […]
      Written by Rajeev Vashist
    • 5 Homebuying Acronyms You Need to Know [INFOGRAPHIC]

      Some Highlights:

      • Learning the lingo of homebuying is an important part of feeling successful when buying a home.
      • From APR to P&I, you need to know the acronyms that will come up along the way, and what they mean when you hear them.
      • Your local professionals are here to help you feel confident and informed from start to finish…and this infographic will help you as you go.
      Written by Rajeev Vashist
    • 3 Signs the Housing Market Is on the Rebound

      The residential real estate market has been plodding along for most of the year. However, three recent reports show the market may be on the verge of a rebound. The residential real estate market has been plodding along for most of the year. However, three recent reports show the market may be on the verge […]
      Written by Rajeev Vashist
    • 4 Tips to Improve Your Home and Save on Your Energy Bill

      By making a few key upgrades to your home, you’ll save on your utility bills and improve the energy efficiency of your home. When you’re ready to sell your house, these key features will make it even more attractive to potential buyers. As a homeowner, it’s important to keep your home running efficiently, not only […]
      Written by Rajeev Vashist
    • What to Expect from Your Home Inspection

      You made an offer and it was accepted. Your next task is to have the home inspected prior to closing. Agents often recommend you make your offer contingent upon a clean home inspection. This contingency allows you to renegotiate the price you offered for the home, ask the sellers to cover repairs, or in some […]
      Written by Rajeev Vashist