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March 10, 2021

Things to Avoid After Applying for a Mortgage


Congratulations! You've found a home to buy and have applied for a mortgage! Before you begin purchasing new furniture or begin moving your money around, consult your loan officer. They will be someone who can tell you how your decisions will impact your home loan.


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Feb. 9, 2021

Do I Need a Real Estate Agent to Buy from a Builder?

Are you looking to buy a home? Are you looking for a new build or an existing home? Investopedia put together an article offering their two cents on the subject. But if you are leaning toward purchasing a new build, then there is a question you need to ask ...

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Dec. 16, 2020

Don’t Forget the Final Walk-Through


It’s tempting to skip the final walk-through when buying your home, but as a Realtor, I view a final walk-through as a crucial step in the home buying process. Final walk-through’s assure you that the property you are purchasing is in the agreed-upon condition. 


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Dec. 3, 2020

Are you prepared to be an historic homeowner?


I don’t know about you, but I love driving through historic neighborhoods! Grand old homes, with detailed architecture, beautiful peaks, and peaceful porches, are quite breathtaking. Beauty also comes with additional financial benefits. Because historical houses are typical in an established neighborhood or district, the homes’ projected prices appreciate ...

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Nov. 17, 2020

Questions You Need to Ask Sellers


When you’re about to put your hard-earned money into a home, you want to know everything you can about that home’s history. While there are common questions to ask about a home’s condition, history, and location, there are some questions buyers often overlook. 


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Sept. 16, 2020

Don’t Neglect to Inspect a Home Yourself

Home inspection professionals are trained to spot problems and evaluate a home’s overall condition. Home inspectors will do their best to be ethical and thorough. However, they are also still human, and as a result, sometimes details escape their attention. 


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July 23, 2020

Understanding Multiple Offer Situations

When inventory is tight and a market heats up, sellers often dream of finding themselves in a multiple offer situation. In a multiple offer situation, more than one potential buyer submits a written offer on the home. With multiple offers on a property, the listing agent can then try and ...

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July 9, 2020

Evaluate Schools Before You Buy Your Home


The quality of schools is a contributing factor for anyone buying a home. More than half of all homebuyers with children under 18 years of age rate the quality of the local school district as a significant factor influencing their choice of a neighborhood. (Source: “Profile of Home Buyers ...

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June 11, 2020

What is a “Lipstick Flip”?

It is hard to miss all of the Flip/House Make-Over shows on television. Some of the transformations are incredible, but

some of the changes seem ‘too good to be true.’ Okay, maybe they are ‘true,’ but are the make-overs good enough to last long-term?


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May 26, 2020

How to Dispute an Error on Your Credit History

Clearing Credit Problems To Buy a Home

Discovering an error on your credit history can be a rude surprise when you’re attempting to get pre-approved for a mortgage. Though most people don’t think about the details of their credit report until the need to secure a loan, it’s a good idea to check your report for inaccuracies ...

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