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What happens during a home appraisal?

Many home buyers and sellers are not aware that after an offer is made on a home, the mortgage lender will require an appraisal of the home before a mortgage commitment is provided. The purpose of the appraisal is to assure the mortgage lender that the house is worth what…Read More

Filed under Buying a home on Sep 20,2022 | Tagged in: , ,

Hidden Costs of Home Ownership

If you’re thinking of buying a home, be sure to look beyond the selling price in determining how much home you can really afford. That’s because there are hidden costs to purchasing and owning a home, and those costs can add significantly to your budget. Realtor.com points out that transactional…Read More

Filed under Buying a home on Nov 05,2021 | Tagged in: , , , ,

The Spring Selling Season is HOT!

With so much pent up demand, and a low inventory of housing stock, this year’s buyers should expect another highly competitive season, according to Michele Lerner writing for the Washington Post. Nationally, the number of homes for sale was down by 48.6 percent in February, compared to the same period…Read More

Filed under Home Buyers, Selling a home on Apr 22,2021 | Tagged in: ,

First-Timer Flashback

Buying a first home involves plenty of anticipation and stress.  It also offers lessons you’ll only learn after going through the process.  To help newbies navigate through their own first-time home buying experience, Realtor.com offers “What I Wish I Had Known Before Buying My First Home.” The article highlights a…Read More

Filed under Buying a home on Aug 21,2019 | Tagged in: , , , ,

Offer Letter Fatal Phrases

In today’s market, sellers often have multiple offers.  That’s why many potential buyers include a letter to the seller along with their offer.  The idea is to tell the sellers something about yourself that might tug at their heartstrings and persuade them that you are the perfect person to be…Read More

Filed under Home Buyers on Jun 04,2019 | Tagged in: ,

When Not to DIY

With today’s easy access to virtually everything through the internet, it might seem that buying a home is something you could do on your own. After all, thousands of listings are at your fingertips, along with expert advice on everything from home inspections to community safety ratings. The question is:…Read More

Filed under Home Buyers, Home Tips, Renovations on Sep 21,2017 | Tagged in: , , , , ,

Cold Weather is a Hot Time to Buy a Home!

Sue Leonard Photography—Shutterstock Spring is traditionally the busiest time of year for buying and selling real estate. But, according to Sara Max, writing for Money.com, if you want to get the best deal and avoid a bidding war, the cold weather months are a great time to search for and…Read More

Filed under Buying a home, Home Buyers, Homeowners, Mortgage on Jan 11,2017 | Tagged in: , ,

Look Before You Leap – Good Home Buying Advice

In honor of Leap Year, here’s some great advice from the Pinnacle Group for “looking before you leap” when buying a home. They offer four items to consider carefully, so you won’t be buying into future problems. Red flags can include zoning issues related to a vacant lot near your…Read More

Filed under Home Buyers on Feb 24,2016 | Tagged in: , ,

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