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Good ideas that may not be good ideas

Sometimes what seems like a good idea in order to prepare for home buying may not actually be the...

 

Why right now, buyers and sellers have the best win, win opportunity

You are likely hearing a lot of people talk about a shifting real estate market, price reductions,...

 

Rates, recession, inflation...oh my!

If you didn't know before, you know now... I am a fan of "The Wizard of Oz." For many reasons, but...

 

Tips for selling smart, part two

Summer is here and once again many potential sellers are watching rates rise, thinking prices are...

 

Four tips for selling smart, part one

Are you one of the many homeowners trying to decide if this is a smart time to sell a property you...

 

Get the best rate without paying for it

Most people who need a mortgage loan would prefer to get the lowest and best rate. All too often...

 

Rates on the rise!

Don't let rising rates catch you off guard. Here is what you need to know and how to avoid costly...

 

The true first step in homebuying

Is contacting a real estate agent really the first step? Or a lender? Just today I saw a social...

 

Home for the holidays

The holiday season is a common time for potential buyers to take a step back from home shopping and...

 

It's a 'seller's market,' but what does that mean?

If you have been around real estate at all, you have likely heard the terms "buyer's market" and "se...

 

Waiting to buy?

With how quickly houses are selling, is there anyone waiting to buy? I hear people comment they are...

 

What could go wrong?

You have done everything right up to this point. You checked your credit, kept inquiries and new acc...

 

Independence Day... from your Mortgage!

As we near the celebration of America's Independence, it got me thinking about American's efforts...

 

Looking for a mortgage loan officer?

If you read my last article that focused on where to start as a homebuyer, you knew this topic was...

 

Where do I begin?

With over 33% of homebuyers being first timers, and that number projected to increase in the next...

 

Second opinions

What to do when you are told "no" because of credit challenges, or loan program guidelines. How do...

 

Mortgage insurance explained

It is a common mistake that many who want to be home buyers think they cannot purchase a home unless...

 

If you build it, they will come...

Just hearing this phrase makes me want to curl up on the couch with a blanket and enjoy some cornfie...

 

Meeting in the middle - what does Median Home Price mean?

Have you heard the term median home price? When articles, media and websites state what the median...

 

My offer did not get accepted... again!

This is a very demanding and busy season in the housing market. Over the past couple of months, I ha...

 

Rates have dropped... should I refinance?

"Should I refinance?" "I heard rates have dropped!" "Can I lower my payment?" Questions like these a...

 

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