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2014 

You may not believe this but lenders actually do want to give you a mortgage. As much as they do, they want to minimize any risk to them. They best way for them to ensure little to no risk is by using credit scores as part of their lending requirements. There are three companies that compile cre...
10/30/2014
Let’s face it, we all want to save money on anything we purchase, especially on a house. This is why we shop for bargains. This is why many buyers look for For Sale By Owner, foreclosures and short sales for bargain prices. But these are not always plentiful in all areas. Then you have buyers who...
10/27/2014
Here’s what you are thinking, you’re going to make a fortune when you sell your house right? Why? Because you have the best looking house on your block, you made some great modern upgrades and you have a great location. And of course it is a seller’s market.  “Seller’s Market” those words gets p...
10/24/2014
Just like many other businesses, real estate can slow down during the holiday season. This doesn’t mean you can’t look or find sellers who won’t take an offer during the holiday season. No matter what the seasonal activities, sellers are still trying to sell and will most likely work with you on...
10/22/2014
Moving isn’t easy by no means. It is time consuming, stressful and can be very expensive. There are a few ways to make moving less painful (not pain-free, just less painful). Here are 8 ways that can help. 1. Don't take it all with you Any furniture or appliances you will no longer want or need c...
10/19/2014
What’s the number one piece of advice real estate agents give to sellers? “If you overprice your home, it will take longer to sell.” Do seller’s listen? Not always. Some sellers overprice their homes in hopes of making a higher profit despite the market value. Other reasons sellers overprice thei...
10/18/2014
Home renovation shows can be very misleading. They tend to speed up the timeline of a renovation project making it seem as if you can remodel a kitchen in one weekend when in fact it can take a lot longer depending on the details. For the most part homeowners know there isn’t much reality in thes...
10/16/2014
Being late with any payment affects your credit score, but being late with your mortgage has a stronger long-lasting effect on your credit score than most people know. FICO, which stands for Fair Isaac Corporation, is the credit-scoring system money lending entities use to check a person’s credi...
10/13/2014
For most people, the American dream is not just owning a home, but owning a huge stylish house with all of the most current upgrades and renovations. We’ve all watched TV shows where the houses were outrageously large and beautiful and wished we had a house like that. But not all of can financia...
10/09/2014
According to the National Association of Realtors, pending home sales are down 7.3 percent from last year. A trend that looks like it will continue at least until there’s a substantial wage increase across the board and the average borrower is able to obtain lines of credit easier. People in the...
10/08/2014
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