Do I Need a Buyer’s Agent?

Since you get can real estate listings online, do you still need a buyer’s agent to help you find your new home? The answer is yes! A buyer’s agent does much more than show you houses in your area and...

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Buying a Kid-Friendly Home

When you have kids, or are planning to, buying a house is about more than your personal preferences. Safety is a top concern, as well as finding a place to create wonderful family memories. If you’re looking for a new...

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Renting vs Buying a Home

When it comes to whether to rent or buy a home, there isn’t one single answer that’s right for everyone. In general, the longer you stay in one place, the stronger the argument for buying (since the costs are spread...

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Details to Consider When House Shopping

When buying a house, a home inspection can help uncover a lot of problems or give you peace of mind that you're making a great investment. That's not done until after you've made an offer, so it's important to remember...

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VA Mortgage Loans for Veterans

If you’ve served in the military, you’re entitled to apply for a special mortgage program through the Department of Veterans Affairs, which can help you get a low interest rate and flexible terms. Since it was established as part of...

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2015 Fall Parade of Homes

The twice-yearly Parade of Homes, sponsored by the Wichita Area Builders Association (WABA), is a 3-weekend showcase of the best homes local builders have to offer. Available homes are open for tours, with Realtors on hand to answer questions about...

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What is an FHA Loan?

In the 1930s, the FHA (Federal Housing Administration) responded to the upswing in housing foreclosures and defaults by providing lenders with an insurance plan to accelerate housing purchases by making mortgages more affordable for home buyers. Still widely used today,...

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What is WuShock? The History of Wichita State University’s Mascot

If you’re moving to Wichita, Kansas, there’s something very important you’ll need to know: What is WuShock? Thanks to the success of the Wichita State University men’s basketball team over the last few years, WuShock has gained national attention. Unfortunately,...

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Public K – 8 Schools in Wichita, Kansas

As a home buyer, you’ve got a lot to consider when shopping for your new home. Whether you’re moving to Wichita from out of the area or just planning a move across town, knowing which schools your children would be...

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Public Elementary Schools in Wichita, Kansas

If you’re considering a move to the Wichita, Kansas, area, you may be wondering about the education options for your children. We’ve provided a few details here that may be help with your research. Important Note: Unlike some districts, which...

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What Do People Mean By ‘Buyers Market’ And ‘Sellers Market’

The last time you spoke with a realtor one of the phrases ‘buyers market’ or ‘sellers market’ were assuredly spoken at least a couple of times. And if you’re like me you probably wondered exactly what that meant… Or you...

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7 Tips For First Time Homebuyers

Buying a home for the first time can bring a number of emotions to the table. Some people get so excited they cannot even see straight. Some individuals are quite nervous about the whole ordeal and deservedly so. Some of...

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How To Find A Pet Friendly New Home

We love our pets with all our heart and cannot imagine living without them. We often develop such deep relationships with our pets that we put them at the forefront of big decisions. This means taking your pet into account...

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Location! Location! Location! – What To Consider When Buying A New Home

There are so many factors to consider when deciding to purchase a new home. Potential new homeowners have to consider everything from size of the home, number of bathrooms, number of bedrooms, is the house pet friendly, location, and much...

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The Pros and Cons of Homeowners Associations

Homeowners Associations or HOA’s are often involved in many a debate. Ask one neighbor what he thinks of the neighborhoods HOA’s and he may have fond remarks. Then you ask the man living next door the same question and he...

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5 Great Reasons To Own A Home

Owning a home is the American dream and something all men and women in the US should consider. While more and more individuals are moving into apartments to try and save money during these tough financial ties, home ownership still...

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7 Quick Tips On Packing Before Your Move

While moving into a new home is an exciting time, most of us do not enjoy the process of packing before a move. Often we find we have accumulated way too much stuff and packing everything up feels like a...

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How Your Home Escrow Account Works

Buying a home for the first time is a big step.  There are number of items to consider including figuring out how your home escrow account works. If you recently purchased your first home, you are probably wondering what on...

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The In’s & Out’s Of Buying A Foreclosed Property

When foreclosed properties come to mind, so do great deals. The number one reason potential homebuyers and investors consider buying a foreclosed property is the potential to get a great bargain. Anytime a property has some type of distress there...

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5 Tips When Choosing a Home Buying Realtor

Buying a new home is an important decision that typically requires the help of an experienced and knowledgeable realtor. While many new homebuyers spend quite a bit of time searching for the perfect home, they needn’t do so: the right...

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