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Want to apply for a mortgage

Here are some helpful “Do’s and Don’ts” when applying for a mortgage…■ Keep originals or be able to access on your employer/ bank sites all pay-stubs, bank statements and other important financial documents. ■ Provide your Earnest Money Deposit from your own personal...

Benefits to Owning a Home

Benefits to Owning a HomePride of Ownership Unlike renting, your monthly payments will not go to a landlord, but towards the ultimate ownership of your home. Retirement Savings Long-term home ownership provides financial security for retirement through the growth of...

Five benefits of working with a Real Estate Agent

Five benefits of working with a Realtor®Buying a home is one of the biggest financial decisions you’ll make in your lifetime. Every agent who is certified by the NationalAssociation of Realtors abides by a strict code of ethics, giving you peace of mind throughout the...

How to Purchase a Foreclosure

5 Steps To Buying A Foreclosed HomeBuying a foreclosed home can seem daunting, following these five steps will help make the process a little easier. 1. Find an experienced real estate agent 2. Get a preapproval letter. 3. Look at “comps” before making an offer. 4....

How To Purchase A Short Sale

Short Sale: How To Purchase OneThe Short Sale Process A short sale is when a property is sold for less than what the homeowner owes on their mortgage balance. In a short sale, the seller’s agent is responsible for listing the property and collecting the “financial...

Moving Day Tips

Moving Day TipsDon't Forget to Update Your Address With: Banks Utilities Employers Insurance Credit Cards Drivers License / Other Licenses Subscriptions Friends + Family

First Time Home Buyer Guide

First time home buyer guide1. Save for a down payment 2. Check credit score 3. Get pre-approved 4. Find an agent 5. Search for a home 6. Make an offer 7. Make a 'good-faith' or escrow deposit 8. Get a home inspection 9. Get a home appraisal 10. Head to closing

Home Buyer Tips for Pre-Approval

Home Buyer Tips: Pre-ApprovalBefore you start house hunting, we recommend you get pre-approved first, or you could lose out on the home of your dreams. Once you get your basic pre-approval letter and you're ready to make an offer on a home, it is best to contact three...

Who pays the Realtor commission?

Did you know? As a Buyer, you do not pay your Realtors commission-- it's a free service to you!The Seller of the home you purchase pays for all commissions.This is one question we come across often... If you’re looking to buy a home, should you find a Realtor to help...

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