Many Veterans and military members searching for homes in 2022 experienced challenges finding the home of their dreams. The market started with low housing inventory and high competition, and now high inflation and equally high mortgage rates. To help those searching for a home, we’ve put together a handful of our favorite resources Veterans can […]
Purchasing a Home
How To Buy a House: An In-Depth Guide for Soon-To-Be Homeowners
Introduction Whether you’re ready to finally move out of the barracks or you’re PCSing to a installation where buying a house is a great investment, you need to know how to buy a house — and SOON. That’s easy to say, though. If you’ve tried doing research on how to buy a house already, you […]
Buying a House With Bad Credit: What Are My Options?
Introduction Buying a house with bad credit may seem like an impossible task, but the team here at AHRN has some expert tips that’ll make it a much more manageable process. If you’re here asking how to buy a house with bad credit, we’re going to safely assume that your credit score is … sub-prime. […]
Military Home Loans: A Comprehensive Guide for Active Duty
Introduction Serving your country is no small feat, but it may seem like a piece of cake when compared to the process of getting a home loan. If you’re an active-duty Servicemember looking to become a homeowner or move to a new house any time soon, you should know about all the military home loans […]
How To Increase Your Credit Score To Buy a House (2022 Edition)
Introduction So you’re thinking about buying a house, eh? Congrats! That’s a huge decision and one we know you didn’t make lightly. If you’ve done any research at all, which you most definitely have, you know that you’ll likely need a certain credit score to buy a house. This is where home buying can get […]
What is a Home Warranty?
That’s a perfectly reasonable question you may ask yourself, someone else, or the internet. If you’re in the process of buying a home, or even thinking about buying one, the phrase “home warranty” will cross your path. And it’s well worth knowing what it means, how to get one, and whether or not you should […]
Deed vs Title
The language of real estate, much like that used in any sort of transaction or activity that necessitates a lot of legal paperwork, can get a bit tricky. Everybody involved will bandy about a lot of phrases and terms, some of which you may have never heard before. Some of them may make absolutely no […]
What is a Contingent Offer?
The simple answer is: an offer to purchase a home that the seller has accepted, but won’t be finalized until certain conditions are met. That’s the comprehensively brief explanation. But what’s worth digging into are the kinds of contingent offers you may come across as a buyer or seller. Here are some of the most […]
A Quick Guide to HOA Fees
If you’re considering buying a home in a gated, planned, co-op, otherwise organized community, or condominium complex you’ll come across the phrase “Homeowner’s Association” (or its abbreviated form: HOA). If you’re unfamiliar with this term, here’s a quick explanation: HOA’s oversee the management, upkeep and community standards of your neighborhood. Most often, real estate developers […]
Understand the Home Buying Language Dictionary
If you are preparing to buy home, you have already discovered that the real estate and mortgage industries pretty much have their own language! AHRN has outlined the terms you are likely to see in your experience. To help you begin the process of buying your home with confidence reference our Dictionary. A Acceptance: Agreeing […]