6 Ways Condo Inspections Are Unique

A condo is different than a single-family home. They have condo association fees, shared walls, and elevators that need to be addressed during an inspection. Here’s what makes a condo inspection different from any other home inspection and why it’s important to be aware of these differences before signing a contract. 1. Check the Roof ...

What Are Comps?

“Comps,” or comparable sales, refers to homes located in the same area with very similar size, condition and features as the home you are trying to buy or sell. Buyers look at comps when deciding on a price to offer for a home, and sellers use them to figure out how to best price their ...

10 Things to Know Before Buying a Foreclosed Home

Buying a foreclosed home seems like a great way to get a good deal on a house, but be cautious. Foreclosed homes that have been abandoned or neglected for a long period of time usually come with unseen costs that can turn that bargain into a money pit. Take a look at the best steps ...

Alternative Rate Locking Options

At 1st Advantage Mortgage, we offer a variety of alternative options when it comes to locking in an interest rate. If you don’t have a property selected but rates are favorable, you can take advantage of the market by utilizing Lock & Shop; lock in a rate for up to 90 days while you shop ...

Buying and Selling in Winter

Why should winter get the cold shoulder from Buyers and Sellers? While spring and summer are naturally the busiest seasons in real estate, there is no reason why you should put off buying or selling a home this winter.

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