Tag Archives: Real Estate

To Sell Now, or Later?

You’re living in your first house, and it’s been a while. Maybe long enough that your family has grown, and now you need more living space. A few other “life” things may have happened since then. You might have two … Continue reading

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Why you need a Real Estate Attorney!

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Staging Tips for Selling Your House This Spring

Here are four staging tips and easy upgrades that will help sell your house this spring! 1. Color Where it Counts Many make staging a mission to neutralize a space’s color palette from top to bottom. While this isn’t a … Continue reading

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Foundations From Our Friends at Warren Enguneering

HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED ABOUT RESIDENTIAL FOUNDATIONS IN OUR AREA? LET US HELP: Many times we have been asked general questions regarding foundation maintenance, and more specifically; “when is a foundation crack considered to be severe or of significance”? The following … Continue reading

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Thinking About Buying A Home? Why You Should Buy Sooner And Not Later!

According to news just released by Freddie Mac, mortgage rates are expected to rise to an average of 4.6% next year.  Coupled with rising home prices this will mean that affordability will be impacted.  Not as good as current affordability … Continue reading

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Is That A Drone Taking Pictures of Your House???

Realtors recently starting using drones, aka “unmanned aerial vehicles ” to take pictures of homes as an added marketing tool.  What a great resource for those hard to capture properties! Unfortunately, the FAA says this, and the use of drones … Continue reading

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News Flash: Housing is Important to Economic Recovery

Federal Reserve speaks up on the housing market Consumer Confidence + Tight Credit + Too Much Empty Property = Slow Recovery Last week the Fed sent a housing “white paper” to Congress discussing the importance of housing to the economic … Continue reading

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Senate Votes to Raise Loan Limit

Hoping that higher conforming loan limits will help housing market Last week, the Senate voted to approve the high-balance conforming loan limit to $729,750 in wealthier neighborhoods, as part of a larger spending bill. As of October 1, 2011, the … Continue reading

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Take Control of Closing Costs

Expert tips on evaluating and managing the cost of your mortgage As mortgage rates continue to stay at record lows, the costs of obtaining a mortgage are going up — according to Bankrate’s annual survey of closing costs, the average … Continue reading

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Mortgage Rates Continue To Hover At Record Lows

For qualified buyers, fixed and adjustable mortgages are more attractive than ever RealtyTimes reported that Freddie Mac’s weekly mortgage survey, the first since the Fed’s Operation Twist announcement last week, found the average rate for conventional 30-year fixed mortgages to … Continue reading

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