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It’s Convenient But It Will Cost You

it's convenient but it will cost you

If you want to sell your home without having to get it ready to sell, put it on the market, having showings, open houses, negotiating or making repairs…the convenience will cost you a significant portion of your built-up equity. There are for-profit organizations out there called iBuyers. These companies buy homes from sellers. They expect […]



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 […]


Making Your Best Investment

On occasion, buyers who are prepared and qualify to buy a home decide to take a step back and wait to commit to the purchase of a home. When their focus moves from buying a home, they start considering using their down payment money for other things. They begin to think about other large purchases […]


Property Type Conundrum

The IRS has four different types of real estate. Each type of property has benefits based on its classification. The property itself does not determine the classification as much as how the property will be used and the intentions of the owner. Below are some classifications and their definitions. Principal Residence – this would be […]


Show Them You’re Serious

We have reached the busiest months for selling a home this year. But when there is a short supply of inventory and competition is high, you must show the seller that you are a serious buyer. With the help of a Realtor ®, make your offer look as good as possible the first time because […]


Distressed Sale Waiting Period

A question I often get from people who have filed bankruptcy, had a short sale or foreclosure is, “How long do we have to wait to qualify for another mortgage.” What kind of new loan you can get will differ according to how long it has taken to heal your credit score. The chart I […]


Risk Balancing versus Deductibles

Mortgage loan companies require a homeowner to carry insurance on their home while it has an active loan on it. The benefit is that in exchange for paying a yearly or monthly premium the homeowner transfers the risk of any loss to the insurance company. Insurance companies allow homeowners to select a deductible that will […]


Need a CLUE?

It has nothing to do with the table game where you search for a murderer, but you need to get a CLUE report. This report details the insurance claims submitted on your home and car over the past five to seven years. C.L.U.E stands for Comprehensive Loss Underwriting Exchange. CLUE is a database used by […]