I bought my first house through my cousin so there was no need for a realtor. I'm looking to upgrade and am wondering where to start. If I see I house I like, am I supposed to contact the realtor presenting it? I'm not SURE we want to sell unless we find something we can't pass up. That said, I don't want to hire a realtor and put it on the market. If we do decide to move forward, do I hire the same realtor as the house I'm buying to make it easier or do I do some searching? Break it down for me, MB.
I'm in Lake Charles. What could I expect to pay for insurance/property taxes for a $240,000 home?
Also, is it better to put 10% down and pay PMI or can you do like 5% and pay PMI up front?
This post was edited on 8/15 at 8:35 am