First Time Home Buying

June 20, 2019

Answering 5 FAQ’s from First-Time Homebuyers

The whole homebuying experience can feel overwhelming – especially if this is your very first purchase! These are the top five questions we hear from first-timers in Houston. 1. “Which loan program is best?”The FHA (Federal Housing Administration) loan program was actually made for first-time buyers. You may have heard a 20% down payment is required to buy a home – not true! Here are some of the big benefits with the FHA program Only 3.5% down payment required Credit scores as low as 580 may qualify Condos and multi-unit properties are eligible It’s a good idea to get pre-approved for your loan before you start looking for a house. That way, when you find the right one, you’re not […]
January 17, 2019

New Year, New Home!

Happy New Year! As we welcome 2019, most of us begin to think about goals we’d like to achieve in the new year.
November 1, 2018

Buying Your First Home: A Beginner’s Guide

Are you looking into buying your first home? Congratulations! If you’re ready to put down some roots in Cypress,
November 1, 2018

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Getting Settled Into Your New Home

Have you ever lived in a neighborhood where you never really knew the people living on the other side of the fence?
September 6, 2017
Homeowners Insurance, The Lippincott Team, Cypress, TX

Your Quick Guide to Homeowners Insurance

You’ve found your dream home and everything is falling into place beautifully. Congratulations! There is so much to process when buying a new home, it’s enough to make your head swim. When looking for a home loan, for example, you may be uncertain about homeowners insurance and you’re not alone. Use this quick guide to familiarize yourself with it before making a decision. Homeowners Insurance 101 Insurance is purchased to allow you to rest assured knowing your investment and future is safe and secure. There are a lot of things you may consider important in your life and your family, pets, and your home likely top the list. Consider the following tips when looking for a homeowners insurance policy for […]
August 2, 2017
Contingencies for Your Real Estate Contract, The Lippincott Team, Real Estate, Cypress, Northwest Houston, TX

4 Must-Have Contingencies for Your Real Estate Contract

Buying a house is a dance of negotiations, offers, and counteroffers. As a buyer, you want your offer to stand out among all other potential offers. There are several tactics buyers often employ to make their offer more attractive. One such tactic is waiving certain contingencies.   The Most Crucial Contingencies for Your Real Estate Contract Contingencies allow you to back out of an offer on certain conditions. They’re there to protect you in case things aren’t as they seem or when certain events occur. While waiving some contingencies can be a strategic move to ensure your offer will be taken, there are other contingencies you really don’t want to remove. The following 4 are the most important contingencies to […]
July 6, 2017
New Home Features, The Lippincott Team, Northwest Houston, Cypress, TX

7 New Home Features You Can’t Afford to Overlook

Buying a new home is an exciting, and sometimes overwhelming, process. There are so many factors to consider, research to complete, and decisions to make. Sometimes you don’t know where to begin. It’s ok. It will be over soon! Take a deep breath and get started with this buyer’s guide to new home features. Top 7 New Home Features It’s important to know what you’re looking for before you begin your search. Take some time to prioritize the features you value most. Then find an real estate agent you can trust. Turning to a good agent for help buying a home will reduce your stress and ensure you find the absolute best home for you and your family. Afterall, Houston […]
June 7, 2017
Home Buying Process, The Lippincott Team, Cypress, North Houston Area Real Estate

First-time Home Buying Process: 7 Tips to Get You Started

Buying your first house is exciting and scary and wonderful, all at once. There are so many things to consider, review, and decide on. It can be overwhelming. It is, after all, one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make. You want to make sure you’ll make a good decision. Your First-time Home Buying Process You may already be ready for this process to be over with. You’ve likely already looked at some homes, or at least taken a look at some online listings. You were ready to find the perfect home, make an offer, and move in yesterday. Before you go any further, consider the following 7 home buying tips: 1) Get pre-approved before anything else. A pre-approval letter […]
May 3, 2017
Financing Your First Home, The Lippincott Team, North Houston, Cypress Real Estate

Your Guide to Financing Your First Home: The Essentials

Considering buying your first home? Congratulations! It’s an exciting time of expectation and preparation. It can also be overwhelming. Especially going over all the financing options. It will be one of your biggest investments and you want to make sure you’re making the right decisions. But where do you begin? Things to Consider When Financing Your First Home When buying a home, mortgage lenders will analyze your creditworthiness. In a nutshell, they’re trying to get an idea of how much risk they’re taking on by lending you money. You want to take steps to make sure you’ll get the best rate possible. You also want to consider what’s best for you, both in the short term and for your long […]
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