Why refinance? Most times, homeowners refinance their homes in order to take advantage of the current rate environment with the goal of paying less interest over the life of the loan. To put it simply, refinancing can be broken down into revising the loan’s interest rate, terms, payment schedule—typically when the market and your credit […]
We talk a lot about getting a mortgage for homes that are already built. But what about those buyers who are looking to build their own custom home from the ground up? For this situation, buyers will need to take several extra steps to ensure that they are on the right path and have the […]
You have found the home you want to purchase and have put down some earnest money on it. But then you discover that you also have to pay a down payment! What is going on? Was the money you paid previously not the down payment? While both the money you paid for the earnest money […]
We love our pets and want the best for them. In fact, many pet owners buy homes in order to provide a good place to live for their furry friends. But purchasing a home with a pet is not often as simple as we like to think: There are a lot of details you must […]
It is common home buying knowledge that when you purchase a home, you will be putting a down payment on it. A down payment is a payment made in cash that is a percentage of the total home cost. This percentage is typically 20%, though it can vary based on your circumstances and loan program. […]
Owning your own home is often described as The American Dream. Unfortunately, due to individual circumstances like your financial situation and factors out of your control like the housing market, owning a home may not happen right away. Instead, many people opt to rent a home in the meantime. But is this the right choice […]
As with any industry, not every client is easy to work with. Perhaps they second-guess every decision or are rude. But at what point is it appropriate to “fire” a client and end your business relationship with them?
Selling a home is often not the simplest of tasks: You must find a reputable Realtor to help you sell, market the property, obtain an MLS listing, the list goes on. When a buyer makes an offer on your home, they may offer what is known as an escalation clause. Ask yourself the following questions […]
Selling your home is a monumental task—especially if you are forgoing a real estate agent and selling on your own (Hint: We recommend hiring a professional real estate agent!). While you want to sell your home through traditional listings, social media may help your home find a buyer faster. Here are some tips to help you sell […]
When you purchase a home, you know there is a lot that goes into keeping your investment safe. You had the home inspected, repaired if needed, and know about the area you home is in. All-in-all, everything looks good and surely you don’t need the extra expense of homeowner’s insurance on top of all the […]
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