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QUALIFYING FOR A MORTGAGE

There are many factors to consider when you’re looking to get into the housing market, like how much am I approved for, how much should I put down on a house, how do I get approved for a mortgage or what is the difference between fixed and variable rate? The fact is, homeownership can beContinue reading “QUALIFYING FOR A MORTGAGE”

UNDERSTANDING CREDIT SCORES

Highlights: Credit scores are designed to predict the likelihood that individuals will pay their bills as agreed Credit scores help lender’s predict the “risk” to lend you money. Credit scores are only one of several pieces of information used to determine your creditworthiness Payment history, the amount of credit you’re using, and the length ofContinue reading “UNDERSTANDING CREDIT SCORES”

5 SIMPLE WAYS TO INVEST IN REAL ESTATE

Buying and owning real estate is an investment strategy that can be both satisfying and lucrative. Unlike stock and bond investors, prospective real estate owners can use leverage to buy a property by paying a portion of the total cost upfront, then paying off the balance, plus interest over time. While a traditional mortgage generally requires a 20% down payment, in someContinue reading “5 SIMPLE WAYS TO INVEST IN REAL ESTATE”

IT’S ALMOST THE NEW YEAR! HERE ARE ITEMS WE THINK YOU SHOULD CONSIDER THROWING FROM YOUR CLOSET.

For some people, the closet seems to be a place where just about everything is tossed. But there are some things that really have no place in a closet, and if you want to be organized, you might want to consider getting rid of some of these items or at least moving them out ofContinue reading “IT’S ALMOST THE NEW YEAR! HERE ARE ITEMS WE THINK YOU SHOULD CONSIDER THROWING FROM YOUR CLOSET.”

SCARED OF SELLING YOUR HOME? COMMON FEARS HOME SELLERS HAVE

It’s fall and almost winter, and we’ve headed towards that time again—Halloween passing and the upcoming holidays. But then again, deep in the heart of the property owner, a different fear might be growing – the fear of selling your home! If you’re thinking about accomplishing a real estate sale this fall/winter, don’t get spooked.Continue reading “SCARED OF SELLING YOUR HOME? COMMON FEARS HOME SELLERS HAVE”

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HIRING A BUYER’S AGENT & AN EXPERT LISTING AGENT

So you’ve decided to sell your home… Now it’s time to find a real estate agent. While you’re researching prospective real estate agents to interview, you’ll often come across two terms you may not be familiar with: buyer’s agents and listing agents. Though many potential sellers make the mistake in thinking that any real estateContinue reading “THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HIRING A BUYER’S AGENT & AN EXPERT LISTING AGENT”

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