Home Buying Tips

San Francisco’s Famous Pink Painted Lady Is Back On the Market for $3.55M

San Francisco’s Famous Pink Painted Lady Is Back On the Market for $3.55M Getty Images One of the famed Postcard Row homes on San Francisco’s Alamo Square is back on the market. Available for $3.55 million, the Pink Painted Lady has been featured in millions of photographs. Leah Culver, a senior engineer at Twitter, purchased […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | May 28, 2022

5 Surprising Financial Lessons I Learned About Paying for My First Home

5 Surprising Financial Lessons I Learned About Paying for My First Home aydinmutlu/iStock; realtor.com I pride myself on being pretty financially savvy—after all, I’m a personal finance writer. I’m well versed in best practices for saving and spending, the ins and outs of HSAs and IRAs, and the basics of investing. But when it came […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | May 22, 2022

The 5 Biggest Mistakes Veteran and Military Home Buyers Make

The 5 Biggest Mistakes Veteran and Military Home Buyers Make Craig McCausland/iStock Having a place to call your own—whether you’re going to be there for four years or forever—is an essential part of the American dream. And the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs offers plenty of great programs to help those who have served in […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | May 11, 2022

How to Put an Offer on a House That’s Already Under Contract

How to Put an Offer on a House That’s Already Under Contract Getty Images Wondering how to put an offer on a house that’s already under contract? Picture this: You’ve been house hunting for ages and finally find the home of your dreams. The only problem is, it’s already under contract with another buyer. Yet […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | May 10, 2022

5 Things Every First-Time Home Buyer Needs to Know

5 Things Every First-Time Home Buyer Needs to Know Here’s what every first-time home buyer needs to know to dive into house hunting with confidence—and with as few curveballs as possible. Whether it’s getting a mortgage, choosing a real estate agent, shopping for a home, or making a down payment, we lay out the must-knows of […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | May 10, 2022

10 Scariest Things a Home Inspector Might Find in Your House

10 Scariest Things a Home Inspector Might Find in Your House iStock; realtor.com Home inspections are scary. Just when you swear you’ve found the house of your dreams, a home inspector comes along and tells you everything’s that’s wrong with it—which might lead you to think you should run for the hills! But rest assured, most […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | May 9, 2022