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Jul 29 2021
New Construction of a house
Housing prices are rising in real estate markets around the country. Building a custom home or buying a newly constructed home from a developer can be even more expensive than purchasing an existing one. Of course, having the patience to wait for a home to be built from the ground up can eliminate some of […]
Jul 15 2021
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The temperature is climbing, meaning your utility bills are likely going up too. In this video, our CEO and founder, Scott Gordon, discusses how to keep your home cool and save money despite it being the hottest time of year. Some of the topics he covers: Insulation/radiant barriers can have a dramatic effect on cooling […]
Jul 13 2021
Older couple shocked at paperwork
A Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) is becoming an increasingly popular tool for retirement planning. In recent years, the addition of homeowner protections, coupled with a better understanding of the responsibilities that come with these types of loans, give borrowers over the age of 62 a responsible way to access their home’s equity. Still, pursuing […]
Jul 8 2021
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Increasing demand and rising prices are making it difficult to find bargains in today’s real estate market. Instead, many buyers are competing with multiple offers and agreeing in advance to fund the gap that can occur with a low appraisal. Despite the challenges, there are still some strategies available to those who prioritize value above […]
Jun 24 2021
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It seems more and more real estate markets are heating up. Interest rates remain low and the desire for more space and better function is still growing among buyers. Before you join the fray, spend a few minutes looking over these strategies to overcome the competition. 1. Pre-Qualify Step one to house shopping in any […]
Jun 22 2021
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A Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) is a useful lending tool for those over the age of 62. These reverse mortgages offer access to home equity to support retirement plans, with the repayment deferred as long as the borrowers remain in the home. Deciding if it’s the right tool for you requires careful consideration and […]
Jun 15 2021
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If you’re currently shopping for a home, you might be noticing lots of competition and less inventory. In this video, our CEO and founder, Scott Gordon, discusses the importance of not rushing to buy the first home you can get. Instead, be patient during your home search. Some of the topics he covers: Watching for […]
Jun 3 2021
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In many real estate markets, 2021 is shaping up to be one of the most competitive for buyers in recent memory. Low interest rates, rising construction costs, and a global pandemic have combined to send buyers with healthy budgets on the hunt for a home that meets their needs. But with limited inventory to select […]
May 18 2021
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Any offer is an essential step toward selling your home, but sometimes it doesn’t put you as close to the finish line as you had hoped. Buyers looking for a bargain may lowball their effort. Even serious shoppers may prefer to start a negotiation rather than pursue a quick agreement. Regardless of the strategy, a […]
May 11 2021
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With demand high and housing inventory low, multiple offers for properties on the market are an increasing reality throughout the country. Buyers in these markets are learning to expand their searches and the importance of making their first offer as strong as possible to beat out the competition. Meanwhile, it may seem like sellers have […]