Tag Archives: homebuying
The Down Payment Lowdown

The Down Payment Lowdown

So, you want to buy a house. The largest hurdle, and one that actually prevents potential homeowners from taking the plunge, is the initial down payment and the mortgage. Definitely not something to take lightly, the down payment and the subsequent mortgage payments, however, should not intimidate you out of becoming a homeowner. This article […]

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50 Years Later: Pricing

50 Years Later: Pricing

As we wind up our “Fifty Years in Real Estate” blog series, we want to stress the enduring and priceless value of homeownership; something that will always remain and continue to give back regardless of the year. We take immense pride in helping potential/hopeful homeowners realize their dream. The homebuying and selling process is an […]

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50 Years Later: Purchasing

50 Years Later: Purchasing

50 years ago, everything was done in person. Houses were seen in reality (not virtually), contracts signed in person at a desk (not a desktop), and loans were applied for and approved at the bank (not a cloud). Today and unheard of even five years ago, homes can be seen online, potential buyers can get […]

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50 Years Later: Disclosure

50 Years Later: Disclosure

Before you purchase any product, you want to have all the information you can about it to ensure you’re not getting ripped off, that it’s the proper product, and that it will satisfy your needs. In real estate, this is critically important; however, not until recent years was information like this fully disclosed. Twenty, thirty, […]

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50 Years Later: Part 2

50 Years Later: Part 2

We’re back again with another part of our “50 Years in Real Estate” blog series. This week we’re discussing information.¬†50 years ago, obtaining information required a physical visit to the source. This could be the county seat, recorders office, lenders office, insurers office, etc., or at best, a lengthy phone call, followed by a 3/4 […]

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The Golden Year!

The Golden Year!

It’s really quite incredible how time flies. This new year marks the 50th anniversary of John Moffitt & Associates, making it the oldest real estate company in the area. My father, John Moffitt, Sr., established the company in 1966. A founding developer of the city of Leawood, he would meet Mr. Lea on his farm […]

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To Repair or Not to Repair?

To Repair or Not to Repair?

A patch here and there may yield a quick (and cheaper) fix than a replacement, but how do you know whether it benefits you more to replace or repair? There are many household appliances and details that we know will have to be replaced sooner or later: the toaster, the roof, the dirty old tiles […]

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Your Home, The Investment

Your Home, The Investment

When you’re shopping, whether it’s for a new winter coat, a Christmas tree, a new tablet, or for a new home, you always want ‘the best.’ We want the best money can by, no doubt – the latest model, the most high-tech, the best quality, you name it, that’s the product we’re most willing to […]

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What Motivates Your Move?

What Motivates Your Move?

The reasons are both countless and endless. The drivers behind what you look for in a home and the motivations behind why you’re looking are a very interesting study of humans and psychology. It’s no surprise that a couple or a small family looking to expand might be the reason behind a new home search […]

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Less is More

Less is More

The age-old saying, “Less is more,” may be proving to spread in both popularity and into the home design demand. According to a recent survey conducted by Realtor.com, the natural, simplistic look seems to be what more buyers are interested in when looking for a new home. In fact, the leading trend¬†homebuyers look for is […]

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