Buyer Resources

School Districts by Ranking

Rent vs Buying

The Buying Cycle

Mortgage Calculator

Closing Cost Worksheet


Thank you for selecting Coldwell Banker Select Homes to represent you in your real estate transaction.  You can read more about the Coldwell Banker® Brand here.
Real estate terminology can be somewhat confusing.  We've provided explanations for some of the most common terms.
In this section, you will find documents and tools that can help you calculate your mortgage payments and understand the Buying Process.
First, here is some information about Monroe County, New York:
Click here to view a map of Monroe County.
Click here for a listing of towns and villages in Monroe County.  Clicking on the links in the document will take you to the home page for each town or village.
We have provided a listing of Monroe County School District Rankings.  The listing can be viewed according to School District Name  or according to School District Ranking.
Are you a first-time homebuyer?  We're happy to provide some information that may be helpful to you..
Click here for an explanation of the Buying Cycle.
Read this article for tips on finding your new home.
Unsure of how much house you can afford?  This article may help you.
Should you rent or should you buy?  This article has information that may be helpful.  You can also click here to calculate the cost of renting vs. buying.
You've found a home that you like.  What's next?
Click here for an explanation of the Mortgage Process.
Click here to calculate your mortgage payments.
You'll want to make sure the process moves along as smoothly as possible.  Here are some tips to help you.
Title Insurance is important, but homeowners aren't always sure why they need it.  This article will explain how title insurance protects homeowners.
Don't forget about Closing Costs.  This worksheet will help you.  You can print the worksheet and keep it for reference.
Now that you've purchased your home (congratulations!), what's next?  In the excitement of moving, there are some things that might slip your mind.  Click here for a New Homeowner's Checklist.  For a more comprehensive checklist, click here to access a Moving Guide, courtesy of Allstate and Coldwell Banker Real Estate.  This guide contains printable checklists, labels, and more.
There are definitely tax advantages to owning a home.  This article explains some of them.  Please note that this article is offered for information purposes only; you should always consult with your tax advisor or accountant for a full explanation of homeowner tax benefits.


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