Buying Advice

April 1, 2019

Hard-Hitting Questions To Ask Your Real Estate Agent

Far too many buyers and sellers hire the very first real estate agent they contact. But real estate transactions are a big deal, and you deserve the best possible representation. Before you choose your real estate agent, invest some time in researching multiple agents and finding the agent that best ...

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March 15, 2019

What To Look For In A Real Estate Agent

Hiring a real estate agent is one of the smartest decisions you can make when you’re looking to buy or sell a home. But not all real estate agents are the same, and not every agent has your best interest in mind.

As a reminder, you should always interview multiple ...

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Feb. 28, 2019

How Real Estate Law Benefits And Protects Homeowners

Very few things in life can make you feel safe, proud and happy at the same time. Being a homeowner gives you these and more. You may not think about it this way, but owning a home is a great achievement. With today’s real estate prices, to afford a house ...

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Jan. 23, 2019

Financing Basics For First-Time Home Buyers

The world of mortgage financing can be a little overwhelming for first-time home buyers.  

The good news is that there are professionals to guide you through the process of qualifying for a home loan. Lenders are happy to educate buyers on the different mortgage options. You just need to ...

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Oct. 26, 2018

Three Serious Dangers Of Buying Without A Real Estate Agent

How many times do you plan to buy a home during your entire lifetime?

For most of us, the number is somewhere between 3 and 5. It certainly doesn’t happen often enough to make us experts on the process.

Real estate agents, on the other hand, may handle 3-5 purchases  ...

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July 5, 2018

What To Consider If You're Planning To Move For Retirement

Usually, the only thing you’d think about when moving is location, location, location. However, when you’re moving for retirement, it’s never the same thing – you have to consider several factors because things will never be the same once you retire. For one, you won’t be earning the same money ...

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June 22, 2017

Hot Summer Market

 

 

Summer is officially here, and the housing market is warming up right along with temperatures.  Here are four great reasons to list your home for sale this summer:

 

  1. Buyers galore.  In our local market, buyer activity is strong.  The same is the case in markets across ...
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Jan. 9, 2017

Federal Housing Administraction (FHA) Reduces Annual Premiums

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) will reduce the annual premium that most borrowers pay on FHA loans by 25 basis points, or 0.25%.  

Like Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, FHA doesn't make loans, but ...

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Dec. 16, 2016

Fed Hikes Rates, Mortgage Rates Climb

 

 

The Federal Reserve raised the short-term interest rates on Wednesday for the second time in a decade and signaled that rates could continue to rise into 2017.  What does this mean for mortgage rates and your buying power?

First of all, it's important to recognize that mortgage rates ...

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