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I love mortgage calculators. They're a great way to start the preliminary pre-approval process. I generally recommend starting the financial process of home buying a year in advance. This allows ample time to fix errors on your credit report, contribute more towards your down payment and reserves...
12/09/2010
When you decide to sell your home, keep in mind there is competition. Before you put your home on the market, use the following tips as a guideline to make your home stand out from the rest and sell! 1. Clean your house thoroughly. Pay special attention to crevices, baseboards, windows, windowsil...
12/09/2010
So, you want to buy a home. Great! You're probably wondering if buying a home is the right thing for you. Buying a home is a monumental accomplishment and there are many benefits to homeownership. Here are some of the top reasons:   1. Appreciation: Yes, appreciation. Prices are up and down right...
12/07/2010
The process of shopping for a home can be glorious---if you are armed with the right tools. Your number one priority should be to have a great Realtor. Even still, there are a few "ah ha" moments you will have if you're not prepared. When I purchased my first home, I was so excited I forgot to lo...
12/02/2010
Buying new construction can be fun! Seeing your home built from the ground up are moments to cherish. Your camera will get lots of use during this period. There's approximately 47 steps---each step occurs so quickly, you won't even notice. Keep in mind, this is not a precise list. Just an additio...
11/30/2010
My latest blog listed advantages to buying a new home. As mentioned earlier, not every homeowner will benefit from owning a new home and vice versa. There are some compelling reasons to purchase an existing home. Here are a few considerations: 1. Character: Many older homes have a character that ...
11/29/2010
So, you've decided to buy a home. Bravo for you! Now, you have the task of deciding if an existing home or new construction is the best fit for you. Here's where I can help. I have an extensive background in new construction and am excited to share my knowledge with you. There are many advantages...
11/29/2010
Yes, the market has started to stabilize and no. it's not likely we'll see prices take a nose dive again. It's true though, experts do suspect prices will decrease about another 5% before increasing. That's great news (about the increase I mean)! One of the biggest mistakes a buyer can make is tr...
11/19/2010
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Have you ever walked into a house and Bam! The smell of cigarette smoke takes over? First impressions count and smoke is an impression a buyer is not likely to forget. In my experience, I have found a home cannot be entirely rid of smoke--almost impossible to cover up. Smoke seeps into walls, fur...
11/19/2010
 Buying a home can be an exhilarating experience! There are some steps you'll need to take to make your purchase process a success. Get your financial house in order (we'll talk more about a downpayment later). Unless you know you have stellar credit, I recommend you start preparing to purchase a...
11/18/2010
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