Tag Archives: Finance

4 things buyers consider when buying a home.

So you’re ready to put your house on the market. You want to get it sold and move on to the next phase of your life. All you need to do is stick a sign in the yard and wait … Continue reading

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4 phrases that you should never say at work if you want people to trust you

Today we delve into the issues of interpersonal relationships. Maybe a somewhat off base topic coming from a Real Estate agent, but since I deal with people all the time I have made it a habit to be as straightforward … Continue reading

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The 6 worst mortgage mistakes you can make

This is an article written for MoneyTalks News by Maryalene Laponsie. It has some excellent advice about the process of getting a home mortgage. It has been slightly edited. To see the original article, go here. Is your house your … Continue reading

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5 Things Renters Should Know About Owning

For renters who aspire to be home owners, transitioning from an apartment to a house requires a shift in their thinking. The financial changes that come with owning, the need to consider planting longer-term roots in a neighborhood, and new … Continue reading

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What Do I Do Now? part 4 – Making the offer

 You’ve found the house! Now it’s contract time. This part comes with a bit of stress. In order to keep that to a minimum, your Real Estate agent will be your go-between during the negotiations. You tell me what you’re … Continue reading

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10 Terms First-Time Homebuyers Should Know

We’ve been working through the step-by-step process of buying a house. Today I ran across an article on U.S News and World Report by Geoff Williams that is very informative on the subject so we’ll follow a little detour and … Continue reading

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What do I do now? part 1 – Getting Started

You’ve made the decision. Apartment living just isn’t going to work anymore. Too many rate increases, too much noise, and one too many dings in your car doors have convinced you it’s time to think about putting a few feet … Continue reading

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My house is worth how much??

Believe it or not, when it comes to determining the value of a property it’s as much art as it is science. Here’s the scenario: you have your house for sale. Someone likes it and has made an offer you … Continue reading

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One-third would do it. Would you?

  A recent survey by BMO Harris Bank revealed that most people who go into the home buying process (61 percent) have a budget in place for their purchase. They know how much house they want and what it will … Continue reading

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What is a MIP? Will it hurt me?

I have good news and bad news. The good news is, you’re getting the house loan. The bad news is, there’s a MIP included in the payment. MIP is an abbreviation for Mortgage Insurance Premium. When you pay it each … Continue reading

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