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Oct 21 2021
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With interest rates hovering near historic lows, deciding whether to buy a new home or refinance your existing one can be difficult. Each comes with a distinct set of advantages and downsides. Start your decision-making process with the best information. While there’s no correct answer for everyone, a poor approach is likely to have bad […]
Oct 12 2021
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Transitioning between homes is an exciting time, but it can also be stressful. In this video, our CEO and founder, Scott Gordon, explores the piggyback loan option, which allows you to buy and sell on the same day. Some of the topics he covers: It’s a helpful but detailed process involving lawyers, title companies, and […]
Oct 5 2021
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Rising prices and limited inventory may have some prospective homebuyers hesitant to enter the real estate market. However, when it comes to making such an impactful decision, no one wants to feel like they’re overpaying or forced to settle for something that doesn’t meet expectations. Fortunately, neither of those fears need to be a consequence […]
Sep 30 2021
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Prices are rising, and many homes are selling well above their asking price. In this video, our CEO and founder, Scott Gordon, explores how to stop focusing on price tags and start shopping wisely when sellers have the advantage. Some of the topics he covers: Checking recent sales (days/weeks) to determine how much that home […]
Sep 28 2021
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Shopping for a mortgage means finding the right lender, but it’s not the only important decision. While interest rates, origination fees, and comfort with the loan officer are all critical factors, there’s another difference to consider — and it might need to be at the top of your list. Before you seek out a pre-approval […]
Sep 16 2021
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While seasonal trends are slowing the pace, home prices continue to rise in many markets. Fortunately, there are ways to minimize the costs of homeownership, especially for first-time buyers with flexibility. If you’re interested in making the jump from being a renter to a buyer but don’t have the budget for your dream home, innovative […]
Aug 31 2021
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It’s a seller’s market in much of the country, which means competition is fierce, and prices are likely to be on the rise. Yet, these factors don’t necessarily make it a bad time to be a buyer. A natural reaction to the current real estate trends might be to sit on the sidelines for another […]
Aug 26 2021
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Real estate agents are a critical part of the home buying and selling process. In this video, our CEO and founder, Scott Gordon, discusses how to find a good realtor so you can close the deal of your dreams. Some of the topics he covers: Don’t settle for convenient options (AKA the friend or relative […]
Aug 19 2021
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Disturbing stories of canceled home-building contracts are surfacing in Texas, Florida, Utah, and other states. As demand increases and the cost of lumber and other building materials rise, some developers invoke a clause in sales contracts with a devastating impact. It’s not unusual for purchase contracts to include some protections against cost overruns for the […]
Aug 17 2021
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Square footage is often one of the first features we evaluate about a home, but a higher number doesn’t always mean a more valuable home. In this video, our CEO and founder, Scott Gordon, discusses what you should keep in mind as you search for your next home. Some of the topics he covers: Price […]