Posted By On January 28, 2014 ·
This winter has been brutal, considering we've already had our fair share of snow storms and single-digit weather, but it has been especially hard on homeowners.  If you haven't been keeping tabs on how your home has faired so far, now is the time to start.  Our friends over at Vargas & Vargas Insurance posted some great tips for how homeown… Read More »
Posted By On January 23, 2014 ·
2014 Homeownership Resource Guide The latest version of our Homeownership Resource Guide is now available!  Whether you are thinking about buying home, in the process of buying a home, or already own a home, The Homebuying Mentors' Homeownership Resource Guide has information and valuable resources for you.  Want to know how to get a competitiv… Read More »
Posted By On January 7, 2014 ·
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has announced new regulations for mortgage lenders that will go into effect on January 10th. These new regulations come as a response to the housing crash in order to protect borrowers from agreeing to loans that they cannot afford or that are intentionally predatory. The CFPB has established rules that requ… Read More »
Posted By On November 25, 2013 ·
The sad truth is that in the year 2013 fair housing laws are being violated everyday, resulting in people being denied a place to live based on their race, gender, family, etc.  Over the weekend, NPR's This American Life aired a story that briefly explains the history of Fair Housing laws, and shows how these laws are being violated today th… Read More »
Posted By On November 6, 2013 ·
We all know the benefits of powering our homes with solar energy: cheaper energy bills, clean energy, etc. But many of us wouldn't know where to start, and even if we did, it would probably be too expensive to install. Well, as it turns out, that's not necessarily the case. Through Renew Boston Solarize, a limited-time initiative of Renew Boston, B… Read More »
Posted By On August 1, 2013 ·
What exactly is Title Insurance?  We all see it listed as part of our closing costs, but what does it do?  Who does it protect? Our friends at Hornung & Scimone, P.C. provided us with these Frequently Asked Questions to help provide clarity on Title Insurance.   What is a Title? A title is the evidence, of right, that a person has to… Read More »
Posted By On June 17, 2013 ·
Our friends over at Fairway Mortgage posted this great article on interest rates last week and we wanted to get it out to all of you! What's going on with interest rates?  In recent months they seem to be on the rise, but is that a trend we should expect to continue?  Check out their article by clicking the link below and find out what to exp… Read More »
Posted By On June 5, 2013 ·
Often times home insurance is the last thing we think about.  Hopefully disaster does not strike but if it does we want to make sure we have the right amount of coverage to protect our investment.  Check out this great article from our friends at Vargas and Vargas.  They encourage you to review your annual policy each year with your home insuran… Read More »
Posted By On May 30, 2013 ·
As a first-time homebuyer you may recognize the term "pre-approval" as one of the steps you need to take on your way to buying a home.  But what exactly is a pre-approval and why do you need to get pre-approved?  Loan officer Diana Carvajal-Hirsh tells us why getting a pre-approval is so important in today's homebuying process...   A Stron… Read More »
Posted By On April 25, 2013 ·
As we get started with our new website, we want to help you get started with buying your first home! We invited our friends over at the Fairway Independent Mortgage Needham branch to tell you all about the first steps of buying a home.  Check it out and share with us your questions and concerns about getting started!   Start with the len… Read More »