Buying, Selling or Refinancing in a Crisis

Buying, selling, or refinancing is possible! From virtual home tours to drive-by appraisals and remote closings, professionals are working hard to keep the market moving.

If you’re thinking of refinancing your mortgage or buying or selling your home, here’s the tea on how deals are getting done.

The homebuying process is going virtual

Our ongoing blog series explains the challenges buyers face during COVID-19 and how the homebuying process is adapting to meet their needs.

From touring sales listings to closings from a social distance, every part of the buying process is being conducted remotely.

Getting a mortgage during COVID-19

There have been some big changes in the lending industry in the last few months, but taking out a mortgage is still possible if it’s what you want to do.

We chatted with a finance expert and rounded up some tips.

Tips for buyers in a competitive market

Why do there seem to be fewer homes for sale?

We’re in what some pros call a “low inventory market,” meaning there aren’t that many homes for sale, but there are more than plenty of buyers. We asked real estate pros about how buyers can navigate these circumstances.

When multiple buyers submit offers for the same home

A bidding war is when a seller receives multiple offers for their home and will choose which to counter and, ultimately, which to accept. When buyers compete with each other, it’s called a bidding war.

However, there are steps you can take early in the process to prepare for a bidding war.

Thinking of refinancing? Here's what to consider

Refinancing is the process of paying off an existing mortgage loan with another on the same property.

We offer a breakdown of things to consider about refinancing your mortgage under normal circumstances – but especially during COVID-19.

How do interest rates affect me as a homebuyer?

There’s so much in the news these days about interest rates being low, but what does that really mean? And how does it affect you as a homebuyer?

We have a breakdown on what interest rates are and how they could affect you as a consumer.