How Long Does it Take to Buy a Home?

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How long does it take to find, buy and close on a home?  This is a common question I get asked almost every meeting, particularly fro m first time home buyers.  It’s such a good question because it gives clients a time frame to prepare themselves for such a big event.  Because as you know… [Read More]

Real Estate Trends That Help Buyers and Sellers

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If you haven’t noticed it’s been pretty crazy in the real estate world over the last 2 years.  Home prices are rising, interest rates are bouncing around, and buyers are getting frustrated.  The overwhelming feeling that buying a home in an impossible feat because it’s just too competitive.  But what if you had some data… [Read More]

How to Get the Best Mortgage

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When you are considering purchasing a home and you are speaking with your potential loan officer, it’s important to remember that transparency is very important.  Your LO (loan officer) wants to ensure the smoothest transaction possible, because no one likes issues during this very important moment in your life.  There may be things you don’t… [Read More]

Are You Missing The Refinance Boom?

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With the market sustaining a healthy 10-20% increase in home values from 2016 until now, it opens up some unique doors for homeowners who bought in the 2014-2016 market.  If you were lucky enough to buy then you have a house and mortgage rate secured before the inevitable rise. This puts you in a good… [Read More]

First Time Buyer? Consider This…

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The decision to buy a home isn’t one to be made lightly.  It’s a culmination of months (if not years) of thought and preparation, mentally asking yourself if this is an undertaking you are ready and willing to proceed with.  By the time you have come to the conclusion it’s the right time to buy… [Read More]

11 Common Mistakes First Time Home Buyers Make

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Deciding to purchase your first home is a big decision, one you are not taking lightly.  Most people approach this milestone with caution because they know the responsibility of home ownership.  Sometimes that caution can overshadow reason, the result can be a lack of action that is costly and frustrating.  So I put together this… [Read More]

5 Ways To Pay Your Home Off Faster

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Now that you’ve purchased a house, settled in and made it a “home”, you realize you’re not in a 30 year program.  That 30 year program brings interest, so how do you cut down on that massive debt?  Here are several ways you can pay your mortgage down faster without feeling like you’re pinching pennies…. [Read More]