Unless you're a professional house "flipper," buying or selling a house isn't something you do on a regular basis. Improve your chances of getting a fair price, finding a mortgage, and not being shocked by unexpected closing costs whether you do it yourself - "For Sale By Owner" - or work with a real estate agent to help navigate through these issues. Start here to find out your best course of action.

Should You Do It on Your Own?

Think carefully about the pros and cons of selling our buying a home on your own or working with a real estate agent. 



Purchasing a Home:

The prospect of a new home can be daunting or something to look forward to. Either way, do your homework before you get started. 

Selling Your Home:

If you've lived in your home for a year or many years, selling your home takes planning and often patience.

Disclosures, Inspections and Reports:

Lead paint, toxic mold, even a smoker could keep your home from selling. Understand what could make or break a real estate transaction.

Finances of Buying a Home: 

Even the most qualified person has found it difficult to get a mortgage over these past few years. Understand the various types of mortgages and other potential hidden costs of buying a home.

Mortgages:

Insurance:

Taxes:

Closing:

Moving Into and Owning Your New Home:

Some additional things to remember as you're settling into your new place.