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2014 

So you’re in the market to buy a house. As the buyer you want a bargain just as much as sellers want the best possible price they can get. Real estate agents are the middlemen trying to get all parties to a happy medium. Because of this, it is important to make sure you have the right type of rep...
09/29/2014
Whether buying or selling a house, using a broker or an agent can help expedite and ease the process. Here’s a breakdown of the different types of agents. Seller's agent – Represents the seller. This doesn’t mean that he or she can’t answer questions from the buyer or the buyer’s agent. Legally,...
09/27/2014
If you as a borrower spent a little more time preparing, negotiating and shopping for the best mortgage deal, you can paying far less for your loan than if you just went with the first lender you call. Here are five mistakes many borrowers make that can cost you money. 1. Believing advertised rat...
09/25/2014
Remember when all you needed to get a mortgage loan was a job, a decent down payment and good credit? Well it is basically still that way today which begs the question, why are loans harder to get these days. These days lenders are requesting more personal information about you which makes the l...
09/22/2014
If you’re trying to sell your home and are working with a real estate agent, he or she has probably suggested that you de-clutter your home and do some modest staging. Your agent may have even suggested making some repairs and updating some fixtures to make your home more appealing to potential b...
09/19/2014
A condominium is a reasonable lower cost home buying option. Condominium living is like a mini society where the owners are not just responsible for the upkeep of their own units, but for the entire complex. Just as with any major purchase, there are some things you need to consider before making...
09/17/2014
The final walk through is not an official inspection, it’s a change to go through the house to make sure everything is as it should be. It can be done a few days before the closing or just hours before. Many home owners are so excited about buying a home they don’t really go through the house. Bu...
09/15/2014
For a smoother sales transaction that will get you the most money from the sale, avoid these common, yet costly, seller mistakes: 1. Skipping the home inspection. Everyone has heard of a buyer getting an inspection before buying, but as the seller it can also be a good idea to get an inspection b...
09/12/2014
According to The J.D. Power 2014 Home Buyer/Seller Satisfaction Study, first-time homebuyers need clear communication and want to be walked through the purchase process every step of the way. The more seamless the experience, the less overwhelmed they're likely to be. If you're thinking about or ...
09/09/2014
This summer was definitely the season to buy, but just because summer is over doesn’t mean you missed your chance at buying that perfect home. Here are a few reasons you could and should buy a house right now. Supply and demand can lower housing prices In several markets, there are far more house...
09/04/2014
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