Buying a Home During a Pandemic

May 8th, 2020

Coronavirus has changed the process for buying a home in a number of ways.  If you’re in the market and hoping to continue your search – or if you’re already under contract – Business Insider offers four things you should know.  They include the fact that mortgage rates are volatile. Be prepared for rates to change and lock in if you have the opportunity Read More...

Got Questions? We Have Answers!

July 6th, 2017

Buying a home can be confusing – even a bit scary. The Sal Paone Builder team gets that. So, we do our best to make it easy, to explain everything simply, and to help guide you through the process of both buying a Paone home, and selling your existing home. First-time home buyer? We take special care of you Read More...

The Not-So-Obvious Benefits of Buying a New Home

March 9th, 2016

If you’re trying to decide between buying an older home or a brand new home, it’s easy to find pros and cons related to maintenance and energy efficiency. But, there are less-obvious benefits of buying new that are worth considering. When you buy in a new community, you and the other buyers are all starting fresh in creating a new neighborhood Read More...

How Much House Can You Afford?

June 9th, 2014

If you’re considering buying a home, the first step is to determine exactly how much you can afford. There’s a lot to consider beyond the purchase price. Things like monthly utility bills, homeowner’s insurance, maintenance and other expenses should all be factored in. More importantly, a mortgage lender will want to know your credit score, income, how much you have saved for a downpayment and other facts about your financial picture Read More...