Real Estate Transactions

Feb. 8, 2012

Why You Must Be Pre-Approved

I'm writing today's blog in response to a customer who became highly irate when I told her that I would not show properties to anyone without a valid bank approval letter or proof of funds statement.

For starters most home buyers have a rough idea of how much ...

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Jan. 26, 2012

Real Estate Negotiations?

 Real estate professionals, have you ever seen a message from an opposing agent that looked something like this:

While I understand your clients disappointment that there is no counter, please do not make assumptions regarding what I have advised my clients. My sellers made the decision to decline the offer ...

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Sept. 28, 2011

Equity Explained

Equity ExplainedEquity is one of the basic terms you will come across frequently when buying a home or owning a home. CompareApple hosts a nice video blog to explain to you what the basics of equity are, how you as a home owner or purchaser should be aware of ...

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Aug. 24, 2011

Tips On Getting Your Mortgage Loan Approved

If you’re planning to shop for a house, there’s good news and bad news.

The good news is that home prices are relatively low – an absolute bargain in some parts of the country, especially those hardest hit by the foreclosure crisis. In addition, finding the lowest rates on mortgages ...

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Aug. 23, 2011

5 Questions To Ask Your New Real Estate Agent

Contrary to popular public sentiment, now is a great time to buy a home. Many areas of the country have been hit hard by the bursting of the real estate bubble, and in many places you can find a home for half of what it may have cost in 2005 ...

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