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8 Red Flags That Should Raise Concern When Choosing a Real Estate Agent

8 Red Flags That Should Raise Concern When Choosing a Real Estate Agent

1- I can get you more money for the house! There is an old trick called buying the listing.  This is when an agent promises the owner that they can sell their house at an inflated price.  The house then lags on the market and the agent recommends major price drops.  The worst thing you can do as a home seller is to overprice your home from the beginning.  To have an agent promise you an inflated p … [Read More...]

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Top 5 Recommendations for Preparing Your Home for Sale

Top 5 Recommendations for Preparing Your Home for Sale

As one of my colleagues likes to say, “It’s time to get your Martha Stewart on!” The closer you can get your home looking like a model home, the greater your chance for creating emotional appeal and therefore maximizing the sales price. Below are the Top 5 Items I recommend for a seller to do before … [Read More...]

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A Helping Hand: Non-Occupant Co-borrower Loans

A Helping Hand: Non-Occupant Co-Borrower Loans

There are several ways in which someone can help a child, parent or sibling obtain a home. In general, this type of mortgage is called a non-occupant co-borrower loan. All primary residence loan programs allow you to gift down payment funds; however, your income and assets will only be considered if … [Read More...]

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5 Latest Door Trends For A Grand Entrance

If you think doors are all about function and less about form, think again. Doors can easily impact your curb appeal and add character to your home. When it comes to your entry doors, you shouldn’t settle for the “just another door” look. Here are five of the hottest door trends you can apply to your … [Read More...]

Mortgage Misconceptions

Mortgage Misconceptions

One of the many roles your mortgage professional should play for you is helping clear up some of the misconceptions around the process. Even though mortgages, the processes related to them and the regulation of them changed quite a bit in recent years, mortgage misconceptions still persist. I … [Read More...]