Wednesday, August 5, 2015

When to Consider a Short Sale For Your Home

Falling behind on a mortgage payment and fearing foreclosure is a stressful way to spend those precious few last months in a home. If there are no options for keeping a home, sometimes the best solution may be to consider a short sale. One of the significant benefits of considering this route instead of foreclosure […]

6 Things to Avoid After Applying For a Mortgage

December 12, 2013 by  
Filed under Buying, Credit & Finance, Real Estate News

You’ve found the perfect home and the bank pre-approved your loan. The mortgage process is slowly working its way to final approval, but it can take between three weeks and several months to complete. A rejected mortgage is the last thing on your mind, but it can happen if you follow some poor habits. Some […]

Buyers Don’t Hesitate or You Could Lose Your Dream Home

October 22, 2013 by  
Filed under Buying, Real Estate News

This current real estate market has been out of control but has somewhat calmed down…. that’s not to say you should  delay in making that offer if you find the right house! It’s understandable that buyers need to make sure they have looked at all the inventory, but if you hesitate in making an offer […]

First-Time Home Buyer Expenses to Consider

October 7, 2013 by  
Filed under Buying, Credit & Finance, Real Estate News

Buying your first home is one of life's major events. It's easy to get caught up in the euphoria of the decision and overlook the reality that it costs a significant amount of money not only to buy a home, but to keep it and maintain it. Maintenance If you are buying your first home, […]

De-cluttering Your Home is a MUST Before Selling

You’ve made the decision to sell your home and now what?  Whether it’s financial, divorce, becoming empty nesters, being transferred, needing more space, or just wanting a change, it’s a big, emotional decision and now you have to get your house “sell ready.” It’s important to know that there is “living” and there is “selling.”  […]

Does Your Credit Score Affect Your Homeowner’s Insurance Cost?

Your credit score and your insurance payments- what’s the connection? You’re likely not surprised when your loan officer asks for your social security number- a thorough credit check is standard when applying for a loan. However, many consumers are caught off-guard when a homeowners insurance agent asks for their social security number.  It’s widely debated, […]

Proper Pricing Strategies For Any Market

September 24, 2013 by  
Filed under Real Estate News, Selling

I can't even count how many times I've heard Sellers start pricing discussions with the statement, "We really need to net this amount of money." The declaration usually goes hand-in-hand with the Seller's instruction to: "Try this price, I don't want to give it away," which is usually followed by the caveat, "We can always […]

When Is the Best Time to Buy a Home?

The best time to buy a home is… RIGHT NOW!! Buying a home is a big step and not an easy decision to make. We realize that every home buyer wants to get the best deal. They want a great price and the lowest interest rate possible because those two items together will determine their […]

The Bank has Threatened Foreclosure on My Home – Now What?

Your worst nightmare has come true: the bank has threatened to take away your home. Now what?! The very last thing you needed at this point in time was for the bank to start harassing you, demanding immediate mortgage payment and threatening you with foreclosure. As if you did not have enough to deal with […]

What Every Homebuyer Should Know about Title Insurance

The process of buying a home is complicated. Consumers can become confused and frustrated with the mounds of paperwork and documents to sign. Fees show up at closing that can sometimes surprise the buyer. Title insurance is one of those charges little understood by homebuyers, who often see it as just another fee they have […]

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