Tag Archives: real estate
Six Ways to Save

Six Ways to Save

So, you think you’re ready to buy a house. Homeownership has always been the American Dream; however, once you decide you’re ready to seize that opportunity, it can become overwhelming. Everything from finding a Realtor, laying out a budget, making wish lists, shopping for a mortgage, and spending your weekends going through multiple Open Houses […]

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Seven Stepping Stones

Seven Stepping Stones

I’m sure many of you have made your New Year’s resolutions and have already begun the path to fulfillment for 2017. If one of those resolutions is becoming a homeowner this year, you’ve chosen wisely. Buying a home is the best investment you will make and now is the time to do it. With favorable rates, […]

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Extra Credit

Extra Credit

When it comes to purchasing a home, most buyers begin to worry about their credit scores well ahead of time. In fact, in today’s market, homebuyers know that having a great credit score can give them the edge they need amongst other buyers out there. However, there’s more to the equation than just having a […]

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A Seller’s Motivation

A Seller’s Motivation

We’ve often discussed the motivation to buy when it comes to homeownership, but what about the motivation to sell? At first thought, a growing family or life transitions and changing needs come to mind, but what other factors contribute to the decision to put your home on the market? In a recent survey by Realtor.com […]

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Home Warranty Benefits

Home Warranty Benefits

It may seem obvious to protect your investment, whether that be a car with insurance, your health with insurance, or your cell phone with a password. But protecting your home by making sure a home warranty plan is in place when buying or selling your home is something, though most often executed, is not mandatory. Purchasing […]

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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: Interest Rates

50 Years Later: Interest Rates

Interest rates are the absolute best tool for enabling your home to also serve as an economic investment. Why? Originally real estate loans were not amortizing. They were interest only, and due and payable after three or five years! But once these loans became amortized, it allowed owners to know and plan their house payment for […]

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50 Years Later: Financing

50 Years Later: Financing

50 years ago a mortgage was easily obtained by filling out a one page form with four simple questions: Name? Address? Profession? Income? The lender based approval on this simple form and no verifications were needed. Approvals were usually obtained in two weeks or less and most were always done in person or via US mail. Fast […]

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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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