Tips For Buying A House

How to Boost Your Credit Score: Advice for First-Time Home Buyers

How to Boost Your Credit Score: Advice for First-Time Home Buyers Getty Images If you need a mortgage, a good credit score, also called a FICO score, is essential—and it’s within your control. In a nutshell, a credit score is a simplified calculation of your history of paying back debts and making regular payments on […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | Nov 22, 2022

What’s the First Step in Buying a Home? Your Answer Here

What’s the First Step in Buying a Home? Your Answer Here monkeybusinessimages/iStock No, it’s not leaping into buyer mode by picking out a real estate agent who has pretty homes, setting up a home inspection, and then moving in your sectional couch. Real estate agents agree that long before you peruse listings or check out […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | Nov 16, 2022

Must-Know Facts for the Self-Employed Homebuyer

Must-Know Facts for the Self-Employed Homebuyer Getty Images You might have heard it’s more challenging to get a mortgage if you’re self-employed. And it is true that self-employed homebuyers do have to jump through a few more hoops than a W-2 employee. Namely, you’ll have to gather a bunch of paperwork to validate your income […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | Nov 10, 2022

Buyers May Have More Power Than They Realize Right Now—Here’s Why

Buyers May Have More Power Than They Realize Right Now—Here’s Why Getty Images Doom and gloom might be dominating real estate headlines these days, and many would-be homebuyers are feeling hopeless about their chances of getting a good deal in the wake of mortgage rate hikes, low housing inventory, and elevated home prices. There’s no […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | Nov 10, 2022

Homebuyers Are About To Suffer Another Devastating Blow: Interest Rates Climb Again

Homebuyers Are About To Suffer Another Devastating Blow: Interest Rates Climb Again Getty Images Rising mortgage interest rates have hit the housing market like a sucker punch—and they’re poised to deliver another bruising blow. Mortgage rates could climb even higher after the U.S. Federal Reserve announced on Wednesday that it was increasing its short-term interest […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | Nov 4, 2022

The Number of First-Time Homebuyers Hits Record Low, Survey Finds

The Number of First-Time Homebuyers Hits Record Low, Survey Finds Getty Images Buying a home over the past year has been a bit like competing in “The Hunger Games.” First-time buyers faced off against investors and fellow purchasers wielding all-cash offers well over the asking price for a dwindling number of properties to choose from. […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | Nov 4, 2022

Mortgage Rates Just Hit a 20-Year High—and That’s Not the Scariest Part

Mortgage Rates Just Hit a 20-Year High—and That’s Not the Scariest Part Design by Realtor.com / Getty Images (3) The housing market is a scary place these days. Ominous pronouncements are the norm: “The Fed will push until something breaks.” “Housing is in a free fall.” “It’s going to be brutal.” “This will end in […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | Oct 30, 2022