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July 25, 2019

Changing Jobs and the Effects it has on Buying a Home

Buying a home Changing job

For most people, changing employers will not impact the ability to qualify for a mortgage loan, especially if you are going to be earning more money. For some homebuyers, however, the effects of changing jobs can spell disaster when it comes to your loan application. Make sure you discuss in ...

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May 30, 2019

Tips for Finding the Right Prescott, AZ Home

Buying a Prescott Arizona Home

 

 

How Do You Plan On Finding The Perfect Home?

So you’re thinking about hunting for a home. Congratulations! How do you plan on finding the home you want? It’s surprising how few people can answer this question. Most people say: “Well, I guess I’d look online and maybe ...

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May 16, 2019

How You Know When You’ve Found Your Next Prescott Home

Buying your next home

When you’re house hunting, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. You’re making a big investment. You want to find a place which is “just right” for you (and your family). You can even get a little addicted to touring houses, always convinced the perfect home is just about to hit the ...

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May 1, 2019

Basics for buying your first home

First Time Home Buyers

Okay, first-time buyers… it’s time to turn the dream into the dirt you can stand on. Your very own home. I’m sure you have questions. In fact, I’m sure your questions are like most first-time buyers. Which is why I’ve put together this down-and-dirty answer guide for the most common ...

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March 13, 2019

Use Common Sense When Buying a Flipped Home

Have you recently fallen in love with a “flipped” home? Does the idea of moving into a cleanly renovated space excite you? To see an old home tuned up with brand new appliances, gleaming marble countertops, and fresh wood floors can make other homes seem shabby by comparison, but be ...

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Feb. 28, 2019

Tips for Seeking Satisfaction with Your Lender

Home buyers often do not realize how complex and competitive the lending process can be. For many (especially first-time buyers) there’s only a hazy idea of “the bank” approving or denying them a mortgage. So many don’t understand how to shop for a loan or that investing a little time ...

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Feb. 15, 2019

How to Avoid Common Earnest Money Errors

Buying a home with confidence

 

Earnest money is a great way to show a seller you’re serious about the offer you’re making on their home. By placing a portion of what amounts to your down payment on the table to demonstrate your commitment to follow-through on the contract, you’re saying “I love this home ...

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Sept. 27, 2018

Personal Touches Help Win in Multiple Offer Situations

If you’re home hunting in a competitive market, you’ve probably had the heartbreaking experience of losing out on a place you thought you would make your own. It can be frustrating and demoralizing to find out your offer was rejected in favor of another buyer. How can you do your ...

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Sept. 14, 2018

What’s a Walkability Score?

Walk Score is a company which “analyzes hundreds of walking routes to nearby amenities. Points are awarded based on the distance to amenities in each category. Amenities within a 5 minute walk (.25 miles) are given maximum points. A decay function is used to give points to more distant amenities ...

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Aug. 15, 2018

What is an MLS?

Odds are you’ve spent a little time online searching for homes. After all, most home searches begin online. You may have even used a broker’s website or a site like Trulia or Zillow to help you browse listings.

But where does listing information come from?

Way back in ...

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