Home Appraisal 101

What is a home appraisal? Is it the assessed value or is it determined during the home inspection? It’s neither. A home appraisal is a qualified third-party’s educated opinion on

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Calling All Our Move-Up Buyers

You’ve already successfully bought your first house, enjoyed a few years in it, and now you’re ready to move onto your next home. You’re what we like to call move-up

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How To Win A Bidding War

The real estate market today is increasingly competitive. And with a competitive market comes bidding wars. With so many bidding wars taking place, we wanted to take a moment to

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Why You Should Find A Lender First

It’s common knowledge that in order to buy a home, you’re going to need both a real estate agent and a loan officer. What many people don’t know is who

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Mortgage Pre-Approval: Monthly Payments

Just because your mortgage pre-approval says you can buy a $400,000 home doesn’t mean it would be in your best interest to do so. We’ve seen this situation unfold time

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Why Does Getting A Mortgage Take So Long?

First-time homebuyers often have this question – why does the mortgage process take so long? With the typical time of application to closing averaging 45-60 days, we understand why people

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First-Time Home Buyers: Here’s What You Need To Know

Buying your first home is a big deal and most likely the most expensive purchase you’ve ever made. That’s why we wanted to take the time to piece together a

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What Are Prepaids and Closing Costs?

What are prepaids? Prepaids are related to the actual home itself, not the real estate transaction. The three most common prepaids are property taxes, homeowner’s insurance, and mortgage interest. What

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Home Remodeling ROI

More and more of our clients are expressing interest in purchasing homes in need of remodeling. Some may like the thrill of making a space theirs, while others believe it’s

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Refinancing 101

When done correctly, refinancing your mortgage can save you thousands of dollars in interest over the life of your loan. Interest rates are the lowest they’ve been in the past

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