Tag Archives: Mortgage loan

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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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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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 5 – Contract to Close

 Now that you have a contract, everything shifts into overdrive to get the deal done. There are several things you will need to do before close. You’ll need a closing company to help you with the transfer of the Title … 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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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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Renting vs. Buying

I was talking to a client not long ago who was pleasantly surprised when she discovered that her home, which she had lived in for quite some time, was worth quite a bit more in today’s market than she had … Continue reading

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