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FHA MIP Reduced

On January 9, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) announced that they will be reducing the annual mortgage insurance premiums (MIP) for most mortgages (closing on or after 1/27/17) by 0.25%!   This is GREAT news for eligible homebuyers!  These new rates are...
Avoid These Common Seller’s Mistakes

Avoid These Common Seller’s Mistakes

Selling your house can be both exciting and emotional. You may be looking forward to a great change with a move to a new town or a larger house, but you are leaving a home full of treasured memories. Although you have strong attachments to your home, it’s important...
Benefits of Owning a Home

Benefits of Owning a Home

The emotional and financial stakes are high when purchasing a home, but rewards can be, too. There are intangibles that are tough to measure, such as stability and pride of ownership. However, there are other substantial benefits that are important to consider. When...
First Time Home Buyers

First Time Home Buyers

Buying a first home can be challenging and a little intimidating. Should you grab the first house that you can afford, or is it better to just keep renting? Although there is a steep learning curve if you hope to become a homeowner for the first time, some smart...
Home Buying Tips

Home Buying Tips

Buying a home may be the largest single purchase of your life and the process can be daunting. Organize your plans and expectations in the following order to simplify and smooth your way into home ownership. Set Your Priorities Whether you are a first timer or a...
Moving In

Moving In

When closing is finally complete and the keys to your new home are in your hand, there are a number of things you will want to do to make your move as smooth as possible. If your schedule allows, plan on a day or more to get your new place ready before the boxes...
Foreclosures &Short Sales

Foreclosures &Short Sales

A foreclosed property is one where the owner has been unable to meet monthly mortgages payments and the property is now owned by the bank. A foreclosed home is also referred to as an REO, or a Real Estate Owned property. Although some REOs may be vacant or need...
Why Work with a Real Estate Agent?

Why Work with a Real Estate Agent?

A real estate agent is a professional in a field where most buyers and sellers are novices. This is very likely the largest single purchase you will ever make. After all, how often do you drop a quarter of a million dollars or more on a shopping spree? Home buying and...
Understanding Escrow

Understanding Escrow

Purchasing a home involves a lot of money, many steps, and many documents. Because the transaction is complex, buyers and sellers do not exchange money directly with each other, but through a neutral third party in an escrow account. The escrow period begins when the...
Preparing Your Home for Sale

Preparing Your Home for Sale

Take a fresh look at your house. It looks great to you, but you have to look through the eyes of potential buyers. They need to be able to picture themselves in your house. Take a good, hard look both inside and out. Be critical because your buyer will be. It is...
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