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3 Steps In Home Selling Like A Pro

People sell their homes for different reasons. Whether you’re avoiding foreclosure, retiring or just plainly relocating for a new job opportunity it can be an overwhelming task. And so if you don’t know where to start in selling your home, this is an easy guide to help you do just that like a Pro. Dress…

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Explaining Most Commonly Used Mortgage Terms

Understanding mortgages can really help you get a better grasp of the homebuying process. Take a look at these definitions to better understand at least part of the mortgage world. Adjustable Rate Mortgage ARM – An adjustable rate mortgage is a mortgage with an initial low interest rate that will go up as market conditions dictate.…

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Understanding Contingencies

A contingency is a statement or a stipulation that is added to a contract that will allow one the right to back out of the deal without penalty under specific circumstances. Contingencies are often used by buyers who aren’t 100% convinced they’re ready — or able — to buy the property, and want some extra…

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3 Top Reasons To Hire A Real Estate Professional When Buying A Home

Many people wonder whether they should hire a real estate professional to assist them in buying their dream home or if they should first try to go it on their own. In today’s market: you need an experienced professional! You Need an Expert Guide The field of real estate is loaded with land mines. You…

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2 Reasons Why So Much Paperwork Is Required To Get A Mortgage

We are often asked why there is so much paperwork mandated by the bank for a mortgage loan application when buying a home today. It seems that the bank needs to know everything about us and requires three separate sources to validate each and every entry on the application form. Many buyers are being told…

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3 Vital Questions To Ask Your Mortgage Lender

From looking through endless paperwork to searching for the best possible loan terms, purchasing a home can be as mentally taxing as trying to find a needle in a haystack. Channeling your energy into finding the perfect home is way more pleasurable than having to suffer through potential lenders and loan applications. Here are some…

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Top 10 Home-Selling Mistakes

Overpricing. Your home should be priced in line with homes in the area that are of similar age, style and size. Overimproving. Don’t make so many upgrades that you price your home out of the appropriate range for the area and fail to recoup your investment. Not prepping for the sale. Visit open houses in…

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5 Most Important Home Features for Buyers

Updated Kitchen and Bathroom This is probably not breaking any news, but buyers love modern/up-to-date kitchens and bathrooms. Whether that means all stainless steel appliances, brand new cabinetry, a waterfall shower, or all of the above, making sure your kitchen and bathrooms are up to snuff will pay off big time. Open Floor Plan Everyone…

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3 Reasons To Make Sure You Have an Agent When Selling

If you’re selling your home, you should expect a list of expenses. The commission you pay the seller’s agent is usually one of the biggest, around 6% of your home’s selling price. This pays for the valuable work your seller’s agent, also known as a listing agent, does for you: preparing the home, marketing it, showing it to…

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Buying A House With A Real Estate Agent

When making an offer, a real estate agent brings some pretty powerful assets to the table: market knowledge, objectivity and (hopefully) some well-honed negotiating skills. Buying a house is emotional, and your agent can help level the field by bringing a more rational approach to the transaction. Here’s how the two of you can work…

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