anthea adair: The 10 Commandments For Buyers Between Now and Closing - 01/26/18 02:26 PM
Imagine this:  
You have a well qualified buyer.  The loan process (and entire transaction) seems to be going so smooth. These buyers have all of their financial ducks in a row, have worked hard over the years to maintain great credit, they have all their information together, and provide any necessary documention right away. Wow-dream buyers!  
You meet with them as closing approaches and they pull up in their brand new car!
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What went wrong here?  Unfortunately, this happens all too often:  The buyers simply were not informed:  NOOOO!
It's important to remember and inform the buyers that the lender will recheck their credit … (4 comments)

anthea adair: Thinking of Buying Your First Home? - 01/25/18 02:19 PM

If you are a first time homebuyer, navigating all the new information about home ownership, the home buying process, and mortgages can seem overwhelming. If you are beginning the mortgage shopping process, but have no clue as to what information you’ll need and whether or not you’ll even qualify, here is some information that may make the process a little smoother.
Will I Qualify For A Mortgage?There are essentially three things that lenders look at to determine whether or not you qualify for a mortgage.
Income VerificationWhen purchasing a property, all income of a homebuyer must be validated by a mortgage underwriter in … (0 comments)

anthea adair: REALTORS® Are Never Too Busy to Tell You How Busy They Are - 01/25/18 06:45 AM
When someone asks you how business is going, what do you say?
 
"I'm SO busy!"?  Careful.  
This automated response may create the perception that you are so busy you couldn't possibly want,  need, or be able to handle more business.  You must have your hands completely full and can't possibly take on a single other client right now.  Right?  Usually this is not accurate.
Most real estate agents do stay very busy.  Successful agents admit that by 'busy,' this means they are working a solid day including tasks such as marketing themselves, promoting current listings for sale, fielding new leads, nurturing old leads, email follow-up, social … (3 comments)

anthea adair: Avoid Getting Scammed By Roofing Contractors - 01/24/18 08:30 AM
 
Five Tips To Avoid Being Scammed By Roofing Contractors 
 
(Sponsored by GAF)
The Better Business Bureau says it is one of the biggest scams being perpetrated on homeowners, according to its new Scam Tracker Annual Risk Report.
 
A man knocks on your door and claims to have leftover roofing materials from another job nearby. He then offers to fix yours for nothing. If this sounds too good to be true, it is.
 
A local and reputable home inspector just informed me of a different type of scam he recently witnessed.  He was informed that the homeowner had the roof replaced.  Neighbor witnesses saw a roofing crew on the roof … (6 comments)

anthea adair: The Millenial Homebuyers are Savvy and Know What They Want - 01/22/18 10:11 AM
The Millenial Homebuyers are Savvy and Know What They Want
It may be hard to believe, but not all of the 18- to-35-year-old generation is so weighed down with college debt that they’re living in their parents’ basements. Contrary to popular perception, the Millennials are driving home sales. In fact, the National Association of Realtors just recognized them as the largest segment of the homebuyer market at 35 percent — up from 32 percent in 2014 — in its most recent 2016 “Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends Study.”
“The coming years of housing demand will be Millennial-driven and will support the single-family sector,” … (13 comments)

 
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