A Homebuyer's Guide

Tips for Homebuyers

  • It’s hard not to look through real estate listings in the newspaper or on the Internet and dream -- and not just when you’d like to find a perfect home for yourself. With prices down significantly…   Read the Article

  • SOUTH Flagship Neighborhood: Federal Hill No neighborhood has benefited from the trend in urban renewal quite like Federal Hill, where professional 20- and 30-somethings as well as a growing…   Read the Article

  • Desperate times call for desperate measures. With the days of "100 percent financing" long gone and many lenders requiring at least 10 percent down for a home purchase, cash-strapped homebuyers are…   Read the Article

  • NORTH Flagship neighborhood: Lakeview Park While many different areas of Asheville have gone through cycles of growth, decline and then re-growth, North Asheville has been resilient. While South…   Read the Article

  • CENTRAL Sam Hughes Sam Hughes is one of those central Tucson neighborhoods that outsiders don’t expect. Turn-of-the-century territorial style houses and mission-style bungalows painted in browns…   Read the Article

  • HIGHLAND PARK In a city replete with history, Highland Park is still a standout. Its mosaic of attractive housing stock, representing Victorian, Edwardian, Tudor and Craftsman styles, earned…   Read the Article

  • NORTH Winter Park An independent city created for northern snow birds, Winter Park is Orlando’s quintessential "old money" neighborhood. Posh boutiques and museums dot this charming enclave where…   Read the Article

  • MIDTOWN Central Gardens: Central Gardens is the historic neighborhood in Midtown Memphis. Filled with homes built in the early 1900’s, this prestigious but diverse area attracts…   Read the Article

  • Percy Warner Park in Nashville

    BELLE MEADE Impressive mansions built on the vast grounds of a former plantation. Flagship Street: Belle Meade Boulevard. Flat, wide and with a beautiful median, it’s the city’s best running…   Read the Article

  • FLAMINGO PARK Many of the homes built in West Palm Beach in the 1920s boom, be they Mediterranean or Mission style, vernacular frame houses or stucco bungalows, went through a period of neglect as…   Read the Article

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