What Is The Purpose Of An Appraisal?

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What is the Purpose of an Appraisal? A mortgage has many specific pieces involved in it. Obviously there is the money supplied by the lender to pay the seller for their asking price. There are also many other items such as the title report and title insurance, a survey (sometimes), proof of homeowner insurance policy… Continued

March 11, 2015

Must-Do List BEFORE Buying a Home

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Must-Do List before you Buy a Home There are some major steps that all potential home buyers should complete before signing a contract to purchase a property. Here are our top suggested items that should be completed beforehand. Maximize Credit Score The higher your credit score the easier it will be to get approved for a home loan. The simplest… Continued

January 5, 2015

Getting Pre-Approved for a Mortgage Before Looking for a Home

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Getting Pre-Approved for a Mortgage Before Looking for a Home It should come as no surprise that the vast majority of home purchases involve some type of financing. In fact, a study by the NAR (National Association of Realtors) reveals that 90% of home purchases are financed.  This is especially true for people buying their… Continued

October 21, 2013

Tips for your first Home Inspection

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Considering the cost of purchasing a home it would make sense that buyers would take necessary precautions to see if the home has any problems. A home inspection can point out any problems, if they even exist. The following list represents some pointers to consider when ordering a home inspection. Review Credentials of the Inspector… Continued

October 7, 2013

Tips for Purchasing a Foreclosure

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Tips for Purchasing a Foreclosure The housing slump that has affected the country over the past few years has created a large supply of foreclosed homes. This can be a good thing for buyers that take necessary precautions when looking at a home. Here are some tips for those buyers interested in buying a foreclosure…. Continued

October 7, 2013