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By Dora Griffin, NMLS 6380
(D A Griffin Financial.LLC)
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What is going on with interest rates?What is going on with interest rates? It's a volatile time in the long term interest rate market and here's my take on it as well as the prime rate. The prime rate and long term interest rate are two different things. When the public hears the Feds raised the ...

By Barbara Flannery, "Homes for Everyone In London Kentucky"
(USA Realty,Inc.)
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I am so Humbled and honored to be chosen Realtor of the Year for Kentucky Realtors!!!What am honor Beyond words, Never in my wildest dreams would I dare to Dream that I would be given such an Great Award by my fellow Realtors!!!There are so many others more derserving than myself!!  All I can say...

By Dora Griffin, NMLS 6380
(D A Griffin Financial.LLC)
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Save Up to $525 On Conventional Purchase Loans  For Kentucky Conventional Purchase Loans And A Limited Time Only save up to $525 on the appraisal fee.  Closing costs are not a pleasant part of the home buying process. Many costs cannot be avoided because they are necessary.   Sometimes an apprais...

By Dora Griffin, NMLS 6380
(D A Griffin Financial.LLC)
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CONSIDERING A HOME REFINANCE? If you are considering a home refinance there are a few things you need to know. The first thing you need to know is that this is NOT a refinance market like we have experienced over the last few years. Interest rates are UP this year. So if you are looking to save m...

By Dora Griffin, NMLS 6380
(D A Griffin Financial.LLC)
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When To Get Qualified For A Home LoanThere are different reasons for different home buyers as to getting started with the lending process. Some home buyers are fortunate in that they have plenty of cash for a down payment, great credit, and low income to debt ratio.  Many, however,  don't fall in...

By Dora Griffin, NMLS 6380
(D A Griffin Financial.LLC)
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Termite Inspection for Home Purchase When you buy a home in Northern Kentucky the inspection for a home inspection and wood destroying insects boxes are routinely checked. We live in an area where termites are fairly common so most home buyers will want the termite inspection done. I must disclos...

By Dora Griffin, NMLS 6380
(D A Griffin Financial.LLC)
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House Hunting, What You Want and Need House Hunting is made easier if you start with what you WANT and what you NEED in a home. I'm working with a first time buyer now who has taken the steps as recommended to make a list of what she must have and what she wants in a home. This is an important st...

By Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes
(Lizette Realty - Richmond KY)
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National Dog Day August 26, 2018Dogs are man's best friend. I've heard this statement my whole life. I really believe it's true. There's nothing better that the sweet love of a dog. The word DOG is even GOD spelled backward. What if dogs were only here just to look out for us and keep us protecte...

By Dora Griffin, NMLS 6380
(D A Griffin Financial.LLC)
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SHOULD YOU CO-SIGN A LOAN? In the mortgage lending business we often discover when pulling credit that an applicant has co-signed a loan for another party. Most often that is for a close family relative, sometimes it is for a friend. When co-signing a loan many co-signors get it wrong in that the...

By Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes
(Lizette Realty - Richmond KY)
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How much is your house worth? This is a huge question when listing houses these days.Pricing is all over the place in Central Kentucky. It is a seller's market so they say. Sellers that overprice, are seeing their homes linger on the market from lack of interest. If they do get an offer, it will ...

By Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes
(Lizette Realty - Richmond KY)
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Senior Living Alone to a Retirement Community - The steps to take There comes a time when loved ones have to make a decision to help a parent sell a home and move into an assisted living or retirement community. Also, taking the keys to the car is another dreaded milestone a child must do for a p...

By Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes
(Lizette Realty - Richmond KY)
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So...what exactly have I been doing when I'm not selling real estate in Central Kentucky? Lately, I have been training a new agent fresh out of school. Two more future agents are in online school trying to get finished and take their tests.  I own an independent brokerage, Lizette Realty, so I lo...

By Monica Hess, Kentucky's Feng Shui Master
(Feng Shui This Kentucky)
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 It's hay season in Kentucky.  It doesn't get much better than this for me!  I love the smells, the beautiful weather and all those memories.  When I was a little girl I worked in hay fields during the summer months, and up into fall after school and weekends.  I enjoyed lifting the big bales and...

By Dana Hollish Hill, Lead Associate Broker
(Hollish Hill Group, Keller William Capital Properties)
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I know I usually focus my attention on coffee shops in the DC Metropolitan area, but this little place made me change my mind. There were so many remarkable things about this coffee shop that I simply had to take some pictures and write it up. Loud Music, No DecafOne of the other basketball moms ...

By Dave Halpern, Louisville Short Sale Expert
(Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827)
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When there are moisture problems below the house, the problem usually originates from higher above. Proper preventative maintenance can save the homeowner many thousands of dollars of repairs later on.Prolonged moisture in the crawl space provides ideal conditions for the growth of mold and the d...

By Dora Griffin, NMLS 6380
(D A Griffin Financial.LLC)
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 IS AN ESCROW ACCOUNT REQUIRED WITH A HOME MORTGAGE? An escrow account may be set up when someone finances a home purchase. Typically if one has an escrow account it is for both taxes and home owner insurance. Whether an escrow account is required can depend on several factors.As a general rule i...

By Barbara Flannery, "Homes for Everyone In London Kentucky"
(USA Realty,Inc.)
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 Great time at Keenland for the Races.  This was RPAC fund raiser for the Ky Associate of Realtors.Great food and  Wonderful Friends!!       

By Dora Griffin, NMLS 6380
(D A Griffin Financial.LLC)
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HOW TO CLOSE ON YOUR MORTGAGE LOAN ON TIME How to close on your mortgage loan on time and what things the borrower controls are important to understand. Once you find a home you want to buy or if  you are refinancing a home loan there can be several moving parts. From a loan originator point of v...

By Monica Hess, Kentucky's Feng Shui Master
(Feng Shui This Kentucky)
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"We're picking out a lot in a new subdivision and we want help with the Feng Shui." Those are the calls I really don't like getting.  Not to say that I don't want to be consulted before the house is built...I most certainly do.  That's the best way to ensure that your home will have the best Feng...

By Dora Griffin, NMLS 6380
(D A Griffin Financial.LLC)
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PURCHASING A HOME? How An Escrow Account Is Set Up One thing I always make it a point to cover with clients is escrow accounts when they purchase a home, how they are set up and why, including information on how and when escrow payments can change.When purchasing a home if you are required to, or...

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