Tips For Buying A House

How Much House Can You Afford? Down Payment and Mortgage Rates Explained

How Much House Can You Afford? Down Payment and Mortgage Rates Explained urfinguss/iStock How much house can you afford? Knowing you want to buy a home is one thing; knowing how much of a mortgage payment you can handle is quite another. Too often, dreams and reality collide: You’re yearning for a four-bedroom Colonial, but […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | May 13, 2019

Buying a House Remodeled Without a Permit? Here’s What You’re on the Hook For

Buying a House Remodeled Without a Permit? Here’s What You’re on the Hook For Kerkez/iStock Imagine attending an open house and stepping into a newly remodeled master bathroom complete with brand-new Carrara marble tiling and a luxurious free-standing tub. Home improvements like this are enough to make potential home buyers fall in love, and it […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | May 13, 2019

Did You Make the Most Common Home-Buying Mistake? Here Are 6 Ways to Fix It

Did You Make the Most Common Home-Buying Mistake? Here Are 6 Ways to Fix It jhorrocks/iStock What’s the most common home-buying mistake? If you’re reading this from a cramped living room, or while lying in your itty-bitty “master” bedroom, you probably know the answer: buying a too-small home. The mistake is so common that I—a […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | May 13, 2019

Midcentury Mania! Houston’s Famous ‘Sputnik House’ Sells in Two Weeks

Midcentury Mania! Houston’s Famous ‘Sputnik House’ Sells in Two Weeks realtor.com Palm Springs, CA, isn’t the only place in the country for buyers to score an authentic midcentury modern pad. There’s a cool historic district in Houston where an iconic, atomic-era home recently landed on the market for $359,900. Known as the”sputnik house,” the property is currently […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | Apr 2, 2019

‘How’s the Housing Market Right Now?’ Answers Ahead

‘How’s the Housing Market Right Now?’ Answers Ahead JamesBrey/iStock Yeehaw, the latest home-buying season is now in full swing! And if you’re hoping to buy a house soon, listen up: The real estate market changes on a dime, so if you want to succeed in today’s environment, you’ll want to take its temperature and act accordingly. […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | Mar 31, 2019

9 Hidden Home Maintenance Costs That Can Blindside First-Time Buyers

photovs/iStock So you’re a first-time buyer who just closed the deal on your new home and moved in. Finally, you can breathe a deep sigh of relief. After all, you managed to pony up a down payment, closing costs, and other sundry expenses. Provided you make your monthly mortgage payments, you’re fine and dandy on […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | Mar 17, 2019

5 Unwritten Etiquette Rules Home Buyers Might Not Even Realize Are a Big Deal

Rawpixel/iStock; realtor.com If you’re looking to buy a house, you’re probably eager and excited. That’s fine, but just keep in mind that in this heightened emotional state, it’s easy to get swept up in the moment and behave, well, not perfectly. This can lead to trouble since, just like anything else, buying a home comes with its own […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | Mar 13, 2019

How Much Home Can You Afford? Your Monthly Mortgage Payment Made Easy

urfinguss/iStock How much house can you afford? Knowing you want to buy a home is one thing; knowing how much of a mortgage payment you can handle is quite another. Too often, dreams and reality collide: You’re yearning for a four-bedroom Colonial, but given your income and debt owed to credit cards and beyond, the […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | Feb 22, 2019

That’s So 2018! The Most Outdated Home-Buying Advice You Should Now Ignore

undefined undefined/iStock; realtor.com There are few things more stressful than buying a home. That’s probably why nearly everyone who’s been through the home-buying process is happy to give you some advice. It’s a nice gesture, really. It’s just not always helpful. The problem is that when you’re talking about something as fluid as the housing […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | Jan 29, 2019