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2017 Home Selling Trends

Moving season is back and the market is already showing signs of activity.  If you’re thinking about moving this summer, what kind of market are you likely to find? Rebecca Lake with has a look at five trends that could … 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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What to expect if you’re buying a house this Spring

This March, 2016, article by Housingwire’s Brena Swanson gives good advise. While spring home buying started early this year, as famous Punxsutawney Phil confirmed without a shadow of a doubt at the beginning of February, this doesn’t mean you’re quite ready to … Continue reading

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I want to buy a “fixer upper”.

Everyone is looking for a deal these days. When you work as hard as most people do, you want your money to go as far as it can. One of the ways people try to do this is by purchasing … 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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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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Congratulations! Oklahoma is #4 in the nation!

Those of you who live here probably already knew this. Compared to the rest of the country Oklahoma is an inexpensive place to live. Now, USA Today has told everyone else about us. Just about everything you need or want … Continue reading

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