Category Archives: Buying

  • Pros and Cons of Buying a Foreclosure

    BY Coldwell Banker DuFour Realty

    If you’re in the market for a new home, perhaps you’ve browsed listings and come across a foreclosure or two that you like. Maybe you’ve even noticed that some of these homes have listing prices that are below the... 

  • Tips for Choosing a Real Estate Agent

    BY Coldwell Banker DuFour Realty

    Are you currently buying or selling a home? Then you probably already know what a complex process it can be. Finding a professional to work with you every step of the way can not only make the journey much less stressful,... 

  • How to Make Sure Your Bid is the Winning Offer

    BY Coldwell Banker DuFour Realty

    Buying a home is an emotional, complex and often stressful process. This is doubly so if you’re buying in one of the country’s hottest real estate markets, where there are more buyers than there are houses available.... 

  • Mortgage Rates Little Changed

    BY Coldwell Banker DuFour Realty

    Mortgage Rates Little Changed MCLEAN, VA–(Marketwired – Dec 24, 2015) – Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing fixed mortgage rates... 

  • Taxes and Your New Home

    BY Coldwell Banker DuFour Realty

    If you bought a new home in 2015, here are some things to think about as you get ready to file your taxes: Mortgage Interest One of the biggest perks of owning your own home is the benefit of deducting your mortgage interest.... 

  • What to Ask Santa For — A Downpayment!

    BY Coldwell Banker DuFour Realty

    You’ve been saving for a downpayment and you’re almost there. Almost! You just need a little more money in that account and you can make an offer on your starter home. Now, your parents and grandparents want... 

  • 2016 home sales to be best since 2006: Realtor.com

    BY Coldwell Banker DuFour Realty

    Total homes sales next year are expected to reach the highest levels since 2006 on the back of new construction and the existing housing market, realtor.com reported Wednesday. The report contains several surprises.... 

  • Sales of new homes rebounded strongly in October

    BY Coldwell Banker DuFour Realty

    © AP Photo/Steve Helber, File   Sales of new homes recovered in October after a steep drop in September, indicating a return to stability in the housing market.  The Commerce Department says new-home sales climbed 10.7... 

  • Spooky or Spectacular?

    BY Coldwell Banker DuFour Realty

    Sometimes, a neighborhood appears awesome…but might be hiding some spooky, ghostly elements! You can’t know, for instance, how welcoming some neighborhoods are to families with small children unless you see small... 

  • 5 Ways to Increase Your Credit Score

    BY Coldwell Banker DuFour Realty

    Good Credit Score There’s no way around it, if you want to buy a home with a mortgage, you’ll get a better rate with a higher credit score. Unfortunately, your credit score takes into account several years of...