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March 10, 2021

Guide To General Mortgage Terms

SORTING OUT THE ACRONYMS: A Guide to General Mortgage Terms

Listed below are a few of the more common terms used in lending today. If it feels like you and your lender are speaking different languages, reading the definitions below can help you get on the same page. When discussing ...

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March 8, 2021

Buyer and Seller Expectations

What are your expectations as a Buyer or Seller? What does your  REALTOR® expect from you? 

I find that one of the most interesting aspects of being a REALTOR® is managing the clients’ expectations.  In the world of HGTV, the buyers' expectations of the seller are to ...

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March 3, 2021

5 Reasons to use a Realtor®

The truth is buying or selling a home can be a major FINANCIAL and EMOTIONAL undertaking. Enlisting the services of a Realtor® can be of great benefit. 

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Here are a few reasons to work with a Realtor®:

1. A Realtor® can guide you through the process. You want to avoid ...

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March 1, 2021

Five Steps to Finding Your Next Home

5 Steps to Finding Your Next Home


Whether you’re a first-time buyer or a seasoned homeowner, shopping for a new home can feel daunting. In fact, 56% of buyers said that “finding the right property” was the most diffiicult step in the home buying process.1 


Buying ...

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March 1, 2021

How to Determine an Offer Price?


Ready to make an offer! Now what?

You’ve previewed several homes and settled on the one that is perfect for your needs – now what? How do you know what to offer?  There are several factors that your REALTOR® looks for to help you determine the amount to offer ...

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Feb. 24, 2021

Getting Your Offer Accepted on Your New Home

Offer Accepted

When writing an offer, especially in a seller’s market, there are a few essential items you need to beat out your competition or get the seller to want you to buy their house!

Here are some tips:

1. No Contingency on the sale of Real Estate.  Think in terms of how ...

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Feb. 17, 2021

5 Common Mistakes First-Time Home Buyers make


Here are five common mistakes that first-time home buyers make:

1. Not asking enough questions of their lender. There are programs available to qualifying home buyers for grant money and other kinds of programs. The buyer may miss out on the best deal available to them.

2. Not thinking of ...

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Jan. 28, 2021

5 reasons home-buyers should get pre-approved!

Pro-tip: Home buyers should apply for a loan and obtain approval before beginning to look at homes!


1.  You will know what to budget for your monthly mortgage payments.

2.  You won’t have the heartbreak of falling in love with a home you cannot afford!

3.  You can find the ...

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Jan. 25, 2021

What to Do After You Move In?

For your safety & security, I recommend you do the following as soon as you can after moving into your new home.  Sometimes new homeowners get so busy unboxing and settling in that they may forget to check off these items:

  • Call a locksmith & rekey all of the locks ...
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Jan. 24, 2021

View From Your Backyard

During this pandemic a Facebook page was created called "View From My Window" where people all over the world shared their view during the lockdown.  As I looked at these lovely photos, even when the view was from an apartment onto a street view, it made me think about ...

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