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Prior to purchasing a home for the first time, many buyers often will rent a home. And in doing so, the common household and some not so common issues, are the responsibility of the landlord – homeowner of the rental property. A landlord traditionally handles anything from a leak with the shower ...
10/15/2018
 There is a lot of misinformation surrounding a Veterans Affairs (VA) home loan. Often times, Veterans are unnecessarily convinced to use another loan option, primarily due to lack of new information surrounding VA Guaranty Loans. One of the largest VA Myths is the unusually long processing time ...
10/09/2018
Many times, a seller or their agent may cringe when they receive a VA-Backed Offer. Immediate fears of an intense inspection and overly scrutinized appraisal process. A lot of people have experienced nightmares with a VA loan or know someone who had to deal with the excruciating pain of aa apprai...
09/24/2018
 Regularly, veterans are told or come to understand, the VA has the toughest requirements when it comes to buying a home. More often than not, these are myths. In fact, these “myths” are often disguised as Lender Overlays.  Lender Overlays are additional guidelines placed on a loan by the lender....
09/18/2018
When sellers are considering an offer from a buyer, understanding the effects contingencies often are under estimated. Contingencies are considered to be the ability to obtain financing, inspections, septic inspection, pest inspections, appraisal, early occupancy, but for the sake of discussion l...
09/10/2018
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When you have an accepted offer on a home you are interested in, it is very important to know all the facts. Reasonable expectation could be placed on the home inspector’s report and an appraisal, if you are using a federally backed loan (FHA, VA, etc.). However, you do have the right to conduct ...
09/04/2018
In Grand Traverse, Leelanau, Kalkaska, Benzie & Antrim Counties of Michigan, military veterans are utilizing their earned VA Home Loan entitlements. In the last 5-years, the use of VA guaranteed loans has steadily increased. According to the US Census Report of 2016, over 13,000 veterans living i...
08/27/2018
The Grand Traverse region is primarily Grand Traverse, Leelanau, Benzie and Antrim Counties. Home to many wonderful lake front homes; buyers looking to purchase will find it’s an investment worth making. This region offers year-round activities for families as well as vacation get-a-ways. Lake fr...
08/22/2018
The Grand Traverse region is primarily Grand Traverse, Leelanau, Benzie and Antrim Counties. Home to many wonderful lake front homes; buyers looking to purchase will find it’s an investment worth making. This region offers year-round activities for families as well as vacation get-a-ways. Lake fr...
08/14/2018
An appraisal report is used by the lenders to determine if the agreed upon price to purchase a home (between buyer and seller) is in-line with the current market value of homes in the area. The lender will need to assure the best possible value of the home. A lender has to feel comfortable – in l...
08/06/2018
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