All posts by Colin Robertson

Don’t Be a Desperate Home Buyer

Don’t Be a Desperate Home Buyer
November 7, 2019 No Comments »

It’s no secret the housing market has softened in recent months. Homes are no longer flying off the shelves, and bidding wars are becoming less and less common. Instead of properties going way above asking, home sellers are delivering price ... Read More »

Apple Pledges $1 Billion in Mortgage Assistance to First-Time Home Buyers in California

Apple Pledges $1 Billion in Mortgage Assistance to First-Time Home Buyers in California
November 5, 2019 No Comments »

You know them for your computer, your phone, your TV streaming device, your TV programs (soon), maybe your credit card, and now possibly your mortgage too. No, it’s not quite the launch of Apple Mortgage some may have hoped for, ... Read More »

Divvy Homes Review: Rent Now, Buy Later

Divvy Homes Review: Rent Now, Buy Later
November 4, 2019 No Comments »

Yet another disruptor, known as Divvy Homes, is out to change the rent-to-own space so more renters can become homeowners. Divvy says it’s like a lease, but unlike a typical lease, it’s designed to help you inch your way to ... Read More »

Are Closing Costs Included In a Mortgage?

Are Closing Costs Included In a Mortgage?
October 31, 2019 No Comments »

Mortgage Q&A: “Are closing costs included in a mortgage?” There seems to be a great deal of confusion when it comes to closing costs and mortgages, so let’s clear the air and make sense of it all. Simply put, home ... Read More »

RealSure Review: Guaranteed Cash Offer While Your Home Is Listed

RealSure Review: Guaranteed Cash Offer While Your Home Is Listed
October 24, 2019 No Comments »

There’s no question real estate is in full disruption mode, with endless companies vying to turn the age-old model of buying and selling homes on its head. Each week, a new company or initiative is launched to change the game, ... Read More »

Are We on the Verge of a Housing Boom or Bust?

Are We on the Verge of a Housing Boom or Bust?
October 23, 2019 No Comments »

Is real estate set to boom or is another bust imminent just a decade after the last housing crisis? There’s been a lot of chatter on both sides of the argument lately, so which one is it? We Should Be ... Read More »

Compass Launches Bridge Loan Services to Close Gap Between Selling and Buying a Home

Compass Launches Bridge Loan Services to Close Gap Between Selling and Buying a Home
October 23, 2019 No Comments »

Real estate brokerage Compass has launched a unique new offering known as “Compass Bridge Loan Services” that solves the buy before you sell conundrum. Many existing homeowners buy replacement properties when selling their current ones, but it can be tricky ... Read More »

Should I Use an iBuyer to Sell My Home?

Should I Use an iBuyer to Sell My Home?
October 17, 2019 No Comments »

If you’re thinking about selling your home, you’ve got a lot of options. It’s not 2012 anymore, when you simply enlisted the services of a real estate agent and went on about your day. Or bravely went down the for-sale-by-owner ... Read More »

If You Took Out a VA Loan in the Past 20 Years, Look Out for a Possible Refund

If You Took Out a VA Loan in the Past 20 Years, Look Out for a Possible Refund
October 10, 2019 No Comments »

Over the past few years, VA loans have been at the center of controversies related to loan churning and high prepayment speeds. In short, some veterans were refinancing their home loans at a very aggressive pace, whether beneficial to them ... Read More »