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At least once a year, or if you are planning buying a home in next several months, you need to check your credit report.  This allows you to verify existence of any errors, and/or gives you time to improve your credit score if necessary prior to starting the buying process.  Making corrections or...
01/08/2014
When buying a resale home a number of the homes will have at least one major defect.  All previous owned homes probably will need repairs and improvements.  Prior to making a major investment into your new home, need to be aware of possible problems, and what it will take to correct the problems ...
11/20/2013
Using a professional home stager may be a cost effective way to spruce up your home for a quick sale.   Some realtors provide this service to their sellers as part of their marketing package.  Staging usually results in a quicker sale and many times greater sales price.  This is the result of a s...
11/04/2013
A home buyer who needs a mortgage loan in order to purchase a home will probably be required to purchase a title policy in order to close on the property.  The purpose of title insurance is to protect the lender and buyer from claims that might be filed against the property after the buyer has ta...
10/17/2013
Preparing to buy your first home usually includes setting aside money for a down payment, reviewing listings for several months, and touring homes on weekends.  Many first-time home buyers fear the thought of purchasing a house and are unsure what steps they must take to own a home.  Some of the ...
10/08/2013
Seller who wants to sell their recently built home while new construction is occurring in their subdivision needs to give extra consideration to determine the market value.  This means, the seller has to determine the market effect new construction will have on sales price for his home.  Addition...
09/24/2013
Many people do not understand and are not aware of the many variations of ARM’s.   This creates fear and causes people to be scared of incurring monthly mortgage payment they cannot afford.  The truth about this financial product, there are times when it is advisable to use an ARM versus Fixed Ra...
09/09/2013
The first thing many home buyers do prior to touring homes is to get a mortgage loan approval. It is recommended, that the home buyer interview multiple lenders to determine what loan programs lenders have to offer, and try to determine if there will be a cooperative working relationship.  During...
08/30/2013
When buying a fixer upper may mean the property needs lots of work.  If you need a loan to finance the purchase of the property, you may encounter problems with the lender before you secure the loan.  First, always have an inspection of the property by a license inspector to determine the structu...
07/29/2013
Spring and summer months are normally the busiest months in the real estate market.  This is the time families can coordinate their move with the school year.  During this time period there are more homes on the market and greater competition to purchase a house.  If you are thinking about purcha...
07/15/2013
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