All posts by Thierry Roche

This Time It’s Different

this time it's different

Yes, it is! There has not been a global pandemic in our lifetime. There has not been an economic shutdown like this before. There is uncertainty out there and unfortunately, people fear what they do not understand. Enough doom and gloom, there are opportunities for those who can act during this unprecedented time. The subprime […]


Check This Off Your List

check this off your list

Your probably know someone in your life that has a tragic story. Whether it was a fire, a flood, a burglary, or another disaster they probably needed to file a claim on their insurance. To do this, you need receipts or a list of what you are claiming lost or damaged. And, since we are […]


Scams to Steal Your Mortgage Closing Money

scams to steal your mortgage closing money

Willie Sutton was an American bank robber and he was asked why he robbed banks. He answered, “because that is where the money is!” He stole about $2 million during his 40-year career. However, internet scammers are stealing much more by using phishing schemes and preying on unsuspecting home buyers. These scammers know where to […]



Update: COVID-19 home showing procedures

covid-19 showing procedures

These are unsettling times and buyers and sellers have a concern about keeping virus-free and staying healthy like the rest of us. To keep everyone safe, these new showing procedures should be considered before walking into a home. Agents are reporting that they are selling homes where the buyers have not physically been in the […]



Mortgage Shopping for Better Rates

mortgage shopping for better rates

Lower rates on mortgage loans not only help you amortize your loan faster you will also have a lower monthly payment. A $250,000 mortgage at 4.5% for 30 years will have a $1,266.71 combined monthly payment.  At 4%, the same loan will have $1,193.54 combined monthly payment saving you $73.18 a month and at the […]



Do you have the look? But not the type?

do you have the look?

The determining factor for what type of property you have is not in how it looks but rather in your intent for use. Based on your intentions, a property you own can be a principal residence, an income property, an investment property or a dealer property. Let’s look at the definition of each. Principal Residence […]


Why Put More Down

Why Put More Down

When people are thinking of buying a home the most attractive option is to fork over the least amount as a down payment. Most people want to have cash available to furnish their new home and as a base for any unexpected expenses that might arise after purchase. Some buyers won’t have these options because […]