When You Own a Home, How Does It Feel?

The Feeling You Get from Owning Your Home We often talk about the financial reasons why buying a home makes sense. But, more often than not, the emotional reasons are the more powerful and compelling ones. No matter what shape or size your living space is, the concept and feeling of home can mean differentContinue reading “When You Own a Home, How Does It Feel?”

You’ve Already Been Pre-Approved. Now, Let’s Get Your Offer Accepted!

4 Tips for Making a Competitive Offer So, you’ve been searching for that perfect house to call ‘home,’ and you’ve finally found it! The price is right, and in such a competitive market, you want to make sure you make a good offer so that you can guarantee that your dream of making this house yours comesContinue reading “You’ve Already Been Pre-Approved. Now, Let’s Get Your Offer Accepted!”

Thinking of Selling Your Home Yourself? Think Again.

In today’s market, as home prices rise and a lack of inventory continues, some homeowners may consider trying to sell their homes on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). There are several reasons why this might not be a good idea for most sellers. Here are the top five reasons:Continue reading “Thinking of Selling Your Home Yourself? Think Again.”

Closing Costs? Why Pay Them? Who Pays Them? I Don’t Like It

Some of the most common phrases that I hear when talking with buyers are, “What are closing costs? Who pays them? Why are there closing costs?” A very common misconception is that closing costs are the fees that lenders make on the purchase or refinance of a property. Many clients believe this as fact, that is until I enlighten them andContinue reading “Closing Costs? Why Pay Them? Who Pays Them? I Don’t Like It”

Do NOT do this when applying for a home loan…seriously.

Looks like I am going to give you a two for one in blog posts this week. I know I did one yesterday, but since I have fallen behind, I have to make up the difference. So with that said welcome to my blog. I want to inform you about something that can absolutely destroyContinue reading “Do NOT do this when applying for a home loan…seriously.”

Housing Shortage Causing Bidding Wars and Spike in New Construction.

If there is one downside to a booming housing market, it’s that there are not enough homes on the market to satisfy the amount of buyers. You can refer to this as a seller’s market. Not enough homes on the market can mean buyers paying more for a home. This is not a bad thing,Continue reading “Housing Shortage Causing Bidding Wars and Spike in New Construction.”

Why trusting a smart phone to close your mortgage is anything but smart.

So if you weren’t living under a rock, I assume that you watched at least a portion of Super Bowl 50. The game itself might not have been that impressive, but I did see some funny commercials. One in particular comes to mind, it was Rocket Mortgage from Quicken Loans. The commercial made it seemContinue reading “Why trusting a smart phone to close your mortgage is anything but smart.”

Simple ways to get your home paid off quicker

Having the opportunity to purchase a home is a true experience, there are a ton of emotions that you will go through during the process, and when you get the keys to your new home it is like you’ve reached the finish line. Congratulations you have become a new homeowner, but now let’s move onContinue reading “Simple ways to get your home paid off quicker”

Mortgage rates are on the rise

So if you haven’t noticed on the news, in the newspaper, or on the internet, mortgage rates are on an upward trend. Rates over the past few weeks have gone up from the historic lows that we have been accustomed to, 3 out of the past 4 weeks they’ve gone up to be exact. Don’tContinue reading “Mortgage rates are on the rise”

Multiple offers on a single property is back in style!

After talking to many local real estate agents, reading news stories, and experiencing it first hand, I wanted to talk about multiple offers and what this means for you as a buyer. A multiple offer is when a listed property gets numerous offers from different potential buyers, this means that when you decide to makeContinue reading “Multiple offers on a single property is back in style!”