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November 15th, 2017 at 11:00 am

closing-costs

Closing is when the title of the property is transferred from the seller to the buyer, and is the last step in buying a home. Closing costs are the fees associated with your purchase. They are incurred by either the buyer or seller and can vary in each situation, depending on where you live, the property you buy, and the type of loan you choose.

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November 6th, 2017 at 11:00 am

stay-protected2

Most of us don’t think twice about security when using ATMs. Ditto when buying merchandise with credit or debit cards at stores and online. Maybe that’s why, when making one of the biggest financial decisions of a lifetime, not all homebuyers are aware of the possible financial dangers that could affect the transaction.

With so many consumers impacted by the recent Equifax breach, it’s a good time to consider just how secure all of your financial data really is–especially when buying or selling a home. (more…)

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October 30th, 2017 at 11:00 am

real-estate-terms

The process of buying or selling a house can be complex and overwhelming, especially if you’re a first-timer or haven’t been involved in a transaction for many years. The real estate business is constantly evolving, with rules and regulations varying from state to state on a regular basis. Then there’s all that potentially confusing verbiage and outside influences such as home appraisers, loan officers, escrow officers, and home inspectors, to name a few. (more…)

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October 12th, 2017 at 11:00 am

home-rental

We’ve noticed an uptick in houses and condos for rent lately, and wondered not only who is offering these places for rent or lease, but also how and why our agents are obtaining these listings.

Of course, there are plenty of companies besides our full-service brokerage that list rentals online or in print. But situations sometimes occur in life when someone needs a place to rent in a hurry, and a property owner needs to fill a vacancy. Hence, the need to use a REALTOR®. (more…)

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October 10th, 2017 at 12:00 pm

house-hunting

It’s the spookiest time of the year: Homes and offices are decked out in fake cobwebs, plastic critters somehow end up everywhere you look, and you might run into a monster or two at the shopping mall.

But that’s not the only reason October is a spooky time of year. Many of you might be wondering what the end of “selling season” means for you as a homebuyer or seller. (more…)

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