Yamel Romano's Blog Posts

BuyAHouseNowOrWaitForTheNewYearToCome

BUY A HOUSE NOW OR WAIT FOR 2021 TO COME?Real estate investments are always a good idea, as property prices often tend to rise with time. If you have the money and a desire to invest, buying a house

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WhatFeesCanYouExpectAtClosing

What are closing costs?Closing costs are fees associated with your home purchase that are paid at the closing of a real estate transaction. Closing is the point in time when the title of the

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WhyComparableSalesAreImportantWhenBuyingOrSellingAHome

Why Comparable Sales Are Important When Buying or Selling a HomeBY ELIZABETH WEINTRAUB Updated April 01, 2019When it comes to the homebuying market, buyers and sellers both need

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TypesOfMortgageLoansForHomebuyers

Types of Mortgages: Which Is Right for You?A house is probably one of the biggest purchases you’ll ever make. And—despite what “normal” broke people might tell you&mdash

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BenefitsOfHiringARealEstateAgent

Why It’s Important to Hire a Real Estate AgentWhen you’re selling your home it can be tempting to try and go it alone. Maybe you don’t want to work with a real estate agent to try

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TheGreatestMovingChecklistOfAllTime

            21 Things To Do After Moving Into A New HouseYou’ve followed your moving checklist to plan and organize a very successful move. Now, you’ve

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EverythingYouNeedToKnowAboutTheHomeBuyingProcess

10 Steps To Buying A Home.If you're in the home buying market, knowing what to expect makes everything easier.Here’s everything you need to know about how to buy a house in 10 steps:Step 1.

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HereIsYourGamePlanToAceTheHomeBuyingProcess

10-Point Checklist for Buying a HouseHere's your game plan to ace the home buying process.If you're new to the homebuying process, or if it's just been a while, then the thought of mortgages,

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StepsToBuyingAHouseChecklist

Steps to Buying a House ChecklistNow that you’ve found your dream home, here’s how to breeze through the buying process. Get detailed instructions: How to Buy a House.Making an Offer and

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YourBestHomeBuyingChecklist

Homebuying Process: 10 Steps to Buying a HouseYour Best Home Buying ChecklistWant to make a move? The good news is that there is no “right” or “wrong” time to buy a home

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ThinkingYouShouldRentABitLonger

By:  Carlos  Colantonio, NMLS # 337702, CMG FinancialWhat does it really cost to rent?It's staggering when you think about the cost of living, especially if you're a renter and not a

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ForbearanceIsNotForgiveness!

Let’s do some ‘mortgage forbearance math’ ——————————————Mom and Dad have a mortgage.It

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WhatAllOfThoseMortgageTermsMean

What all of those mortgage terms meanBefore you apply for a mortgage, you'll want to know all the terms.If you’re looking into a mortgage for the first time, odds are you have one big:

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HowMuchCanYouAffordForAHouse

How much house you can affordIncome and savings matters—but so does your lifestyleGood news: Answering the question, “How much house can I afford?” does not require calculus-level

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WhatCostToConsiderWhenBuyAHouse

The costs of buying a homeFrom the down payment to closing costs to property maintenance, we've rounded up all the costs involved with buying a home.“Can I afford a home?” may seem like

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WhatToExpectWhenClosingOnAHouse

What to expect when closing on a houseClosing on a home takes a while, but the wait is worth it.From the beginning of the home buying process, you probably knew your goal was to end up

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WhatShouldBeOnYourFinalWalkThroughChecklist

Your final walk through checklist         Your final walk through makes sure the home is in good           shape when it becomes yours.Your

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HowToChooseYourHomeOwnersInsurance

How to choose your homeowners insurance        The type of homeowners insurance you need depends on                    a 

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WhatToKnowAboutYourHOA

What to know about your HOA          Wondering what HOAs and CC&Rs are all about?          Here's what homebuyers should know.One of the

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WhatYouNeedToKnowAboutEasementsWhenBuyingAHome

Easements: know your property rightsAn easement can be a big benefit or a bit of a bummer for your property.Found out the home you’re planning to buy has an easement on the property? That

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AllAboutHomeInspection

How a home inspection worksYou hire your own home inspector, so make sure you choose carefully.After getting a mortgage, picking a great house, and making an offer, you might assume most

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WhatIsAHomeInspectionAndHowItWorks

Buyer GuidesHow a home inspectionworksYou hire your own home inspector, so make sure you choose carefully.After getting a mortgage, picking a great house, and making an offer, you might

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WhatIsSellerDisclosureAndHowItWorks

Seller disclosure: what it is and how it worksSeller disclosures make buyers aware of what they're getting in a home.Home sellers are often nervous about how their home’s flaws will

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ThingsYouNeedtoKnowAboutRealEstateDisclosures

5 Things You Need to Know About Real Estate DisclosuresWhether you're a buyer or a seller, disclosures are a key part of your real estate transaction.It’s standard practice in real estate to

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SeeWhichIsBetterForYouBuyAHomeOrKeepRenting

Should I buy a home or keep renting?See which is better for your wallet—and your happiness.Consider how long you plan to stay where you are.Though houses do generally go up in value, they don

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HowToChooseTheBestLenderForYourFirstHomePurchase

Getting your paws on a new home isn't so hard Now, you can put as little as a 3% down payment on a fixed-rate loanA first time home buyer can often be at a disadvantage to other buyers, due to

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RealEstateBuyersQuestionsAnswered

Dated: 02/04/2020Real Estate Questions Asked by Home Buyers—Answered!By Margaret Heidenry FotografiaBasica/iStockReal estate questions abound when you're new to the buying process.

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TheImportanceOfPricingYourHomeCorrectly

Pricing a Home for Sale: Why It’s Important to Do It Right and How to Hit the Sweet Spot.Pricing a Home for Sale: Remember what it was like when you first bought your single family home

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AppraisalMythsTooManySellersBelieve

Appraisal Myths Too Many Sellers BelieveSeptember 25, 2017 By Bill GassettHome Appraisal Myths You Need to KnowThe home appraisal process can be nerve-wracking for many sellers. You

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ShouldHomeSellerGetAnAppraisalBeforeListing

Should Home Sellers Get an Appraisal Before Listing? Here's Why It'll Cost YouBy Larissa Runkle | Aug 7, 2019William_Potter/iStockEven if you’re new to this whole selling-a

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FirstTimeHomeBuyer

A Guide to First-Time Home Buyer Programs & AssistanceThere’s a lot to think about when you buy your first home – and it’s normal to have a lot of questions. You might be

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HowToBuyAndSellAHomeAtTheSameTimeWhitoutLosingYourMind

How to Buy and Sell a Home at the Same Time—Without Losing Your MindBy Jamie Wiebe | Dec 17, 2019WB Digital/Getty ImagesAh, to be a first-time home buyer again: How easy it was

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4WaysToSellYourHomeFaster

House for Sale? 4 Ways to Sell Your Home Faster This article was last updated on March 14, 2011.Home sellers, buckle up: Spring selling season is almost here, and it's going to be a bumpy ride

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INeedToSellMyHouseFast

I Need to Sell My House Fast, What Are My Options?by Christine BartschPosted onDecember 15, 2018   Selling a house is a nerve-wracking undertaking. In fact, a recent Daily Mail report

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HowToBuyAndSellAHouseAtTheSameTimeIn3Steps

How to Buy and Sell a House at the Same Time in 3 StepsAugust 7, 2019What You Need to Know About Buying and Selling a House at the Same TimeIn a perfect world, real estate deals would be timed

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Top5ReasonsToHireARealEstateAgent

The Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate AgentBenefits of Hiring a Real Estate AgentBY ELIZABETH WEINTRAUB Updated November 20, 2019Buyers and sellers are on separate sides of the fence

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Basic10StepsToPurchaseANewHome

10 Steps to Buying a HomeUnderstanding how to find and finance the perfect home for youBuying a house requires a lot of time and effort, but these 10 steps can help make the home buying process

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ListaDeLoQueNecesitaYLeGustariaQueTengaSuNuevaCasa

Prepárese para tener la casa ideal!Esté abierto a la posibilidad de que su primera casa no tenga todo lo que soñó? Si la respuesta es no, descargue la lista para que

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GuiaDeTiposDePrestamosHipotecarios

¡Felicitaciones por haberse decidido a comprar una casa!Sin Embargo, la compra de una casa es una gran decisión financiera. Ya sea un condominio, una casa adosada, una residencia

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SieteCosasQueDebeRevisarEnUnaHpoteca

¿Qué es una hipoteca?La hipoteca es el dinero que usted va a pedir prestado al prestamista.Una hipoteca es un acuerdo entre usted y el prestamista, que le da al prestamista el

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EncuentreLaCasaDeSusSue├▒os

Guía para comprar su primera casaFecha: 28 de junio de 2018¡Felicitaciones por haberse decidido a comprar una casa!Ser propietario es el sueño de muchos hispanos en Estados

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TheImportanceOfStagingAHouseForAFasterSale

Seller GuidesTips for staging a houseStaging a house helps buyers imagine themselves living in it.If you want to sell your home faster, staging a house may help. Staging a house gets your

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ASmartMovingChecklist

Buyer GuidesYour moving checklistThere's a lot to do. These moving tips will keep you on schedule.If it’s finally time to start planning for your big move, you’re likely equal parts

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DiferentMortgageLendersDiferentMortgagesAndDiferentRates

Compare mortgage rates and lender offers to find the best loan for your dream home.Comparing Mortgage LendersWhether you’re a first-time buyer or real estate investor, purchasing a new home is

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IdeasForYouToConsiderBeforeTheInspectionIsDone

Below is an excerpt from an article I found on owners.com. Once you have found a buyer and are under contract , you will have your home inspected. So these are some ideas for you to consider to

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DoNotPurchaseAHomeUnprepared

SECRETS FOR SUCCESSFUL HOUSE HUNTING: START WITH A PLAN  BY:  STATE FARMBefore you begin the search to buy a home, spend time thinking through the issues.Hunting for a new home can be

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TopTipsToGetYourHomeReadyForSale

Home Seller Checklist: 9 Basic Steps To Getting Your Home Ready to SellPutting your home on the market? This home seller checklist is your first step to a quick sell.Making sure you get the most out

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DoIGetMyEarnestMoneyBackAtClosing?

EARNESTMONEYDO YOU GET YOUR EARNEST MONEY BACK AT CLOSING?By Jeanne Sager | Jun 24, 2019Realtor.comSargis Zubov/iStockDo you get your earnest money back at closing? If you're buying a

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HowToBuyAHouseForTheFirstTime

10HOMEBUYINGSTEPSHERE'S HOW TO BUY A HOUSE: A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE FOR THE FIRST-TIME HOME BUYERBy Judy Dutton | Feb 15, 2019Realtor.comThe steps to buy a house might seem complicated

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DoYouKnowTEXASIsAnAsIsState

Accepting a Property “as is” in a Texas Residential Contract as posted by Longhorn Realty LLCWhat does “as is” mean?Accepting a property “as is” as stated in

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TheImportanceOfDoingAHomeInspection

Why Do You Need a Home Inspection? B YourSuperinspector.comIt Reveals Critical Decision Making InformationA quality home inspection can reveal critical information about the condition of a home

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Top12LowCostDIYHomeImprovements

Welcome to yamelromano.sahouses.comBelow is an excerpt from an article I found on Homegain. com When you are getting ready to sell your house, there are some key improvements you can make that will

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