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Evaluating Your Real Estate Options? #1 Tip – Get Local.

Evaluating Your Real Estate Options? Get Local. Investing? Relocating? Evaluating your financial position? It’s reasonable to assume that Real Estate will be an important factor in your equation. The relationship between our country’s economy and the nationwide real estate market is undeniable- the strength and weakness of each has an effect on the other. A… Read More

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Video: Applying for a Mortgage? Be Prepared.

Video: Applying for a Mortgage? Be Prepared. When you apply for a mortgage, your lender will take a good hard look at the last two years of your life. From names and addresses of employers to child support and alimony payments, everything even remotely related to your personal finances will be an open book. Start… Read More

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Tis the Season to be Selling Your Home- 6 Compelling Reasons Why

Tis the Season to be Selling Your Home- 6 Compelling Reasons Why. We posted a blog a week or two ago, focused on why the holidays just might be a smart time for Home Buyers to jump into the Real Estate market. Is Black Friday Your ‘Secret to Success’ in the Real Estate Market? detailed… Read More

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Video: The Pros and Cons of Buying a Property for Your College Student.

Video: The Pros and Cons of Buying a Property for Your College Student. Buying a property for your college can be a good investment but you must go into it with eyes wide open. In addition to the points brought up in the video, there are a few other considerations to keep in mind. You… Read More

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Home Buying 101 – 1 Question, 5 Research Tips

Home Buying 101 – 1 Question, 5 Research Tips. As market conditions and mortgage regulations change, and without a doubt they do frequently, it becomes more and more important that you do your research before jumping right into the home buying market. This FAQ page is a good beginning, but I’d really like to elaborate… Read More

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Cost vs Value: The 4 Best and 4 of the Worst Remodeling Projects

Cost vs Value: The 4 Best and 4 of the Worst Remodeling Projects To begin with, I have just a couple notes of caution for you regarding cost vs value in a home remodel. Always consider not only the value of your own home but the value of all properties surrounding it. Research what buyers… Read More

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The Surprisingly Simple Evolution from Renting to Home Buying

The Surprisingly Simple Evolution from Renting to Home Buying. As a long-time tenant you might not expect that you could be comfortable with the home buying process. But in my experience folks who have rented for years are often the most conscientious and well-informed home buyers. After working with several long-time renters-turned-buyers recently, I’ve come… Read More

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How to Buy a Home in a Seller’s Market

How to Buy a Home in a Seller’s Market. *continuation of yesterday’s blog Why Are Existing Home Sales Tanking? We all know the equation: low inventory plus higher prices equals a tight market. This setting can be a challenge for buyers who are competing for their dream home. According to the National Association of REALTORS® … Read More

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Video: What’s the Word on Mortgage Lending Standards? Better.

Video: What’s the Word on Mortgage Lending Standards? Better. Mortgage lending regulations, along with mortgage interest rates, are fickle. Just when you think you’ve got a handle on them, they will change. Fortunately for home buyers mortgage lending standards have recently been changing for the better. At the end of last year and the first… Read More

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Did an Unseasonably Warm Winter Cause Spring Home Prices to Escalate?

Did an Unseasonably Warm Winter Cause Spring Home Prices to Escalate? We experienced an unseasonably warm winter, at the same time housing prices pushed higher, according to Clear Capital’s recently released Home Data Index (HDI) report, showing national quarterly home price growth at 0.9 percent. The Spring market boom started early this year and stronger… Read More